London, UK (Friday 23rd August 2019)
— Today record-breaking rap duo Krept & Konan
have announced their upcoming 2019 headline UK & Ireland Tour.
Krept & Konan’s 2019 Headline UK & Ireland Tour will see the boys head out on the road again for the first time since their headline sold out show at Alexandra Palace last Autumn. Encompassing eight shows across eight cities it will kick off on 23rd November at Olympic Theatre, Dublin and wrap up on 5th December at The O2, London, (see below for details on all dates).
Tickets go on sale at 9AM on Thursday 29th August, following the pre-sale starting at 9AM on Tuesday 27th August, and will be available to purchase here. Fans can get access to the pre-sale by pre-ordering the forthcoming, yet to be announced album via the official Krept & Konan store – more details here.
The announcement of Krept & Konan’s 2019 Headline UK & Ireland Tour follows the release of I Spy ft. Headie One and K Trap, which debuted at #18 in the UK charts on release, (making it Krept & Konan’s second Top 20 single), and was the first official single to be lifted from Krept & Konan‘s highly anticipated forthcoming second studio album.
‘I Spy’ came hot on the heels of their release of Ban Drill (with its accompanying Rapman directed shortfilm), which addressed the controversial move by the State and the Police to ban Drill music. Around the release of Ban Drill, Krept & Konan launched a change.orgpetition (asking the CPS to ‘stop silencing musicians’) and were invited by Diane Abbott MP to the Houses of Parliament to debatewhether or not censoring Drill music and prosecuting Drill artists is an effective way to combat crime.
In 2017 Krept and Konan made history with 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS, when they became the first act ever to have two mixtapes simultaneously enter the Top 10 of the Official UK Albums chart. They’ve now notched up a #2 album, two top 10 mixtapes (with 7 DAYS now certified silver), one platinum single (Freak Of The Week ft. Jeremih), three silver singles, and a total of over half a billion streams. The past year alone has seen Krept & Konan sell out a headline show at Alexandra Palace, perform main slots at Wireless and Reading & Leeds Festivals, and successfully launch their restaurant Crepes & Cones in their native Croydon.
TICKETS FOR KREPT & KONAN’S 2019 UK & IRELAND TOUR WILL GO ON GENERAL SALE AT 9AM ON 29TH AUGUST (WITH PRE-SALE AVAILABLE FROM 9AM ON 27TH AUGUST) AND WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE:
KREPT & KONAN’S 2019 UK & IRELAND TOUR
Saturday, 23rd November Dublin, Ireland Olympic Theatre
Monday, 25th November Nottingham, UK Rock City
Tuesday, 26th November Glasgow, U.K. SWG3
Thursday, 28th November Manchester, U.K. O2 Victoria Warehouse
Friday, 29th November Leeds, U.K. Stylus
Saturday, 30th November Birmingham, U.K. O2 Academy
Monday, 2nd December Bristol, U.K. O2 Academy
Thursday, 5th December London, U.K. The O2
ABOUT KREPT & KONAN
Krept & Konan made chart history in 2017 with the release of mixtapes 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS when they became the first act ever to have two mixtapes simultaneously enter the Top 10 of the Official UK Albums chart. A UK first (no other British artist has released two mixtapes on the same day), 7 DAYS and 7 NIGHTS reflect the two sides of Krept & Konan’s signature sound and boast features from the likes of J Hus, Skepta, Stormzy, Abra Cadabra, Jhene Aiko, Hudson East, Tory Lanez and more.
Krept & Konan have repeatedly broken records while consistently breaking ground – this recent record, is the third the duo have broken: In 2013 their Young Kingz mixtape shot into the top 20 of the Official UK album charts, earning them a world record for the Highest-Charting UK album by an Unsigned Act. In 2015 their debut album The Long Way Home became the highest charting British Rap album in UK chart history after debuting at no. 2 in the official UK album charts.
Krept & Konan, who have received numerous awards (including a BET Award and five MOBO Awards), are universally acclaimed and respected within the global music community. They have collaborated with renowned MCs and singer-songwriters on both sides of the pond – including (but not limited to): Rick Ross, Ty Dolla $ign, Stormzy, Wiz Khalifa, Jeremiah, Skepta, Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sande. Their ongoing critical acclaim and chart success has helped pave the way for the likes of J-Hus, Kojo Funds, Abra Cadabra, Yungen, Mo Stack and Section Boys (to name but a few): if Wiley is the Godfather of Grime, then Krept & Konan are the trailblazers of a second generation/ wave in British urban music artists – from Rap to Afrobeat. In the words of Stormzy, Krept & Konan are “UK rap royalty”.
Krept & Konan have a huge live following. In addition to performing on the main stages at multiple festivals (V, Wireless, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds), they have embarked on numerous sold-out UK & European headline tours, most recently performing two back to back shows at Kentish Town Forum and a triumphant sold out date at Alexandra Palace.
Aside from a busy live schedule, the last year has seen Krept & Konan launch their own restaurant Crepes & Cones in Croydon, where business has been thriving since launch. Their second studio album is set for release in 2019.