Dizzee Rascal takes his acclaimed 20th Anniversary Show countrywide with new dates

October dates follow the Grime legend’s hugely successful sellout show at The O2 Arena London in March

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Fresh from his sellout show at The 02 Arena in March, British musical legend Dizzee Rascal is adding three new dates to the 20th anniversary celebrations of his groundbreaking debut album Boy In Da Corner.

The electrifying show, which sees Dizzee perform the album in its entirety, followed by all his bassline hits such as ‘Bonkers’ and ‘Bassline Junkie’, will coming to Nottingham’s Motorpoint on 6th October, the Cardiff International Arena on 7th October and Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on 8th October.

March’s landmark show at the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena was met with huge acclaim, earning four star reviews from The Telegraph and The Evening Standard – which described his performances as “crisp, undated and still fizzing with ideas”. An all-star cast of special guests joined to celebrate the revered LP: grime veteran and Boy Better Know co-founder JME, acclaimed freestyle queen and MOBO Award winner Lady Leshurr, and MOBO-nominated rising star Backroad Gee

Brimming with confidence since his return Dizzee commented“Before I ever did the first show at the 02 Arena I already knew there was no way this could stay just in London. Looking forward to celebrating 20 years of Boy In Da Corner and my musical journey with the whole of the UK. Roll on October!”

On the anniversary itself Dizzee has said: “It’s mad how it’s 20 years since Boy In Da Corner! That album changed my life and I’m forever thankful to everyone who’s shown love in that time”. 

Released in July 2003, when the innovative MC and producer was only 18, Boy In Da Corner won the prestigious Mercury Prize and remains THE definitive grime full-length. The critically-acclaimed LP saw Dizzee labeled “the most original and exciting artist to emerge from dance music in a decade,” by the Guardian. 

As one of the UK’s most successful and influential rappers of all time, Dizzee Rascal is credited to bringing UK Grime to the masses during its peak in the mid noughties. After Boy In Da Corner catapulted him to international stardom, he has since worked with some of the biggest artists on the planet, such as Calvin Harris, Arctic Monkeys, Shakira, Armand van Helden, Florence and the Machine, and Robbie Williams. He also has four UK #1 hit singles to his name – ‘Dance Wiv Me’, ‘Bonkers’, ‘Holiday’ and ‘Dirtee Disco’ – and six consecutive UK ‘Top 20’ albums – ShowtimeMaths + EnglishTongue ‘n’ CheekThe FifthRaskit and E3 AF

A welcome extension to the 20th anniversary celebrations for what is a truly legendary album, Dizzee Rascal’s October shows simply cannot be missed.  

Tour dates

06/10/2023 - Motorpoint, Nottingham 

07/10/2023 - Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff

08/10/2023 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle 

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