Nas Announces “Illmatic 30th Anniversary” Tour For UK and Europe

    Nas, the legendary hip-hop artist, is set to go on a tour across the UK and Europe to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his iconic debut album, “Illmatic.” The tour, which kicks off in October 2024, will see Nas perform the album in its entirety, giving fans a chance to relive the magic of this seminal work.

    “Illmatic,” released on April 19, 1994, is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. The album features a number of standout tracks, including “NY State of Mind,” “The World Is Yours,” and “Halftime,” all of which showcased Nas’ exceptional storytelling abilities and lyrical prowess. The album also featured guest appearances from DJ Premier, who produced the track “Memory Lane (Sittin’ in da Park).” The album sold 63,000 copies in its first week of release and peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard 200 list. It shipped one million copies in the US while receiving a platinum certification on December 11, 2001. and the album had sold two million copies in the US by February 6, 2019. The album has even been titled as one of “Greatest Albums of All Time” by a few well known music critics.

    In addition to the “Illmatic” tour, Nas has also announced a new collaboration with DJ Premier, titled “Define My Name.” This new track is set to be released in conjunction with the tour, giving fans a taste of Nas’ continued artistic evolution.

    The tour will take Nas across 15 cities in the UK and Europe, starting in Helsinki, Finland, on October 22nd and concluding in Offenbach, Germany, on November 8th. The UK part of the tour will see Nas perform in Manchester, Edinburgh, Wolverhampton, and London, with the Royal Albert Hall show set to be a highlight for many fans.

    Nas’ “Illmatic 30th Anniversary” tour promises to be a must-see event for hip-hop enthusiasts, offering a chance to experience one of the genre’s most influential albums performed live. With the added bonus of new music and collaborations, this tour is sure to be a celebration of Nas’ enduring legacy and the continued impact of “Illmatic” on the world of hip-hop.

    Nas’s “Illmatic 30th Anniversary” tour dates:

    October 22House of CultureHelsinkiFinland
    October 24B-KStockholmSweden
    October 25Kb HallenCopenhagenDenmark
    October 27PalladiumCologneGermany
    October 30FabriqueMilanItaly
    October 31Halle 622ZurichSwitzerland
    November 2GasometerViennaAustria
    November 3Uber Eats Music HallBerlinGermany
    November 5AFAS LiveAmsterdamNetherlands
    November 7Le ZenithParisFrance
    November 8Stadthalle OffenbachOffenbachGermany
    November 10O2 Victoria WarehouseManchesterUK
    November 11Usher HallEdinburghUK
    November 14Civic Hall, University WolverhamptonWolverhamptonUK
    November 15Royal Albert HallLondonUK

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    Queen Suigeneris
    Queen Suigeneris
    Based in Philadelphia, Queen Suigeneris is the Lead Writer for HipHopUntapped. She enjoys reading, poetry, and fashion.

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