Stop whatever you’re doing for some unexpected good news: A Tribe Called Quest will perform at Wireless Festival in London, their first UK show in 20 years. According to BBC Radio 1′s Newsbeat it’s a reunion of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi and Ali Shaheed Muhammad all together on stage. We can only hope for more European tour dates…
The hip hop legends last performed together in 2010 at Rock The Bells in the US, captured in Michael Rapaport’s documentary Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest. Other new additions to the line-up of the festival at Olympic Park include Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake, Nas, and UK rap act Rizzle Kicks, but the news about the ATCQ reunion is without a doubt the most exciting.
Don’t get your hopes up for a new album from A Tribe Called Quest though. Ali Shaheed Muhammad recently told Montreality the group had no plans to record a new album: “We talk about it, especially with the documentary. I think it stirred up conversations – not within the group, but just with the fans really wanting to see another record. But we haven’t talked about, so no plans.”
Let’s cross our fingers for more European tour dates.
UPDATE: A Tribe Called Quest is also confirmed for Splash Festival in Germany
UPDATE #2: They’re also confirmed for Frauenfeld Festival in Switzerland (with Wu-Tang Clan, Run DMC & others)
UPDATE #3: Not only ATCQ is doing reunion shows in Europe this Summer; Jurassic 5 is also confirmed for Frauenfeld Festival.
A Tribe Called Quest, Run DMC, Jurassic 5… It’s going to be a great hip hop summer in Europe. We really hope for more European tour dates.