Die Antwoord announce one-off London show for this summer

It'll follow their main stage set at Download a few days before

Die Antwoord have announced a one-off show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, which is set to take place on June 17.

The gig follows the group’s only other planned UK live date this year, which will be a set on the main stage at Download Festival two days beforehand – a performance which will take place immediately before Slipknot‘s headline slot.

Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday, March 8.

Die Antwoord

Die Antwoord

It’s the latest in a long run of festival dates across Europe for the notorious South African duo. They’re the only British shows on a tour that also includes spots in Germany, France, Spain and Luxembourg.

The band had previously indicated that they might be splitting up. In 2018, they revealed details of a planned “final album” titled ’27’, for which they would release 27 tracks “unusually over the next year or so” which would feature “27 songs and many collaborations with our favourite artists in the world”.

However, only one song, ‘Love Drug’, seems to have been released thus far. Whether or not ’27’ will arrive in 2019 remains uncertain, as does the possibility of a split. Their last album proper was ‘Mount Ninji And Da Nice Time Kid’ in 2016.

When Eminem released his surprise album ‘Kamikaze‘ last year, Die Antwoord were among the artists he dissed in a slew of insults.

Die Antwoord’s Ninja responded by saying that the Detroit rapper was “slipping” and “used to rap better on drugs”, adding “the kids” aren’t “feeling your rhymes or your botox.”