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Eric B. + Rakim tour for the first time in more than 20 years

“Follow the Leader”

Long Island rap duo Eric B. and Rakim will be hitting the road for the first time in more than 20 years. The rap duo briefly reunited last year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album, Paid in Full. Now, they appear to be gearing up for their first full-fledged tour in more than two decades.

The announcement was made on Twitter earlier today with the words, “it’s time to show you.”

https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim/status/971001366146699265

The post, which stated that when they tweet it’s “real news” and “rather than 140 characters that end up in every hip-hop magazine and website around the world, we gonna show you what we mean. It’s just the beginning. More updates to follow [the leader].” It also featured an attached image with the following dates.

The tweet was later removed from social media, but not before releasing plans for 17-dates on their upcoming 2018 tour, running from April through the beginning of May. This may only be the first of many for the newly reunited twosome.

Check out 14-year-old British R&B singer Isabelle Brown perform “Hey Romeo,” from her debut mixtape ‘Only Having a Laugh,’ featuring a sample of “Don’t Sweat the Technique.” 

04/08 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/10 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
04/12 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
04/15 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome
04/17 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
04/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
04/19 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
04/20 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
04/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
04/24 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
04/26 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
04/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
04/29 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
04/30 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
05/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
05/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

WATCH: ERIC B + RAKIM CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘PAID IN FULL’ @ THE APOLLO THEATRE

 

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