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Nas and Damian Marley announce 2011 UK tour dates

Nas  and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

Story by Jack Foley

DUE to the enormous success of their three summer shows, hailed by critics and fans alike as “gig of the year”, hip hop superstar Nas and reggae legend Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley have announced three more UK dates for spring 2011.

The set will consist of the biggest songs from both artist’s careers as well the bulk of their collaborative studio album, Distant Relatives, which was released earlier this year to universal critical acclaim.

Featuring the signature instrumentation and musicianship of Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley with the hard-hitting beats and lyrics of Nas, the album title refers not only to the bond between the artists, but the connection to their African ancestry, which inspired the album both musically and lyrically.

The tour dates are (all March and April 2011):

March
31 – Wembley Arena

April
1 – O2 Academy Glasgow
2 – O2 Apollo Manchester

Tickets, which cost £27.50 (except London, £28), go on sale on Friday, October 1.