Released 30 years ago to this day by a then 20-year-old Nas, ‘Illmatic is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential hip hop albums of all time. In celebration of the record’s 30th anniversary, the Queensbridge legend will tour Europe and the UK throughout October and November 2024 with shows starting in Finland and finishing in London. The fifteen-date tour will see Nas performing his iconic debut LP ‘Illmatic’ in full. Tickets are on sale at 10am on Thursday 25th April from AEG.

‘Illmatic’ is not only one of hip hop’s best albums, but one of the greatest records across any genre. Every bar from Nas is personal, purposeful, and loaded, painting a vivid picture of what it meant to grow up in New York in the 90’s. Every sample-laden beat is distinctive and razor-sharp in its execution, coming from a dream team of production talent in DJ Premier, Large Professor, Q-Tip, Pete Rock and L.E.S.

The RIAA platinum LP features modern-day classics including ‘N.Y State of Mind’, ‘Halftime’, ‘The World Is Yours’ and ‘It Ain’t Hard to Tell’. 30 years later, ‘Illmatic’ remains the benchmark for how great rap can be. 

The Illmatic 30 Year Anniversary Tour will start in the UK on 10th November at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse, followed by 11th November at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall, before concluding at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London on 15th November. 

Nas also commemorated the 30th anniversary of ‘Illmatic’ with the release of a new track, ‘Define My Name’, produced by DJ Premier – who produced a handful of tracks on the timeless classic (‘N.Y. State of Mind’, ‘Represent’, ‘Memory Lane (Sittin’ in da Park)’). ‘Define My Name’ is now available via Mass Appeal – listen HERE

Register now for the Illmatic 30 Year Anniversary Tour presale at aegpresents.co.uk/nas-presale/which starts on Tuesday 23rd April at 10am. General on sale is available from Thursday 25th April at 10am from AEGPRESENTS.CO.UK .




October 2024

Tue 22               Helsinki, Finland                        House of Culture

Thurs 24            Stockholm, Sweden                   B-K

Fri 25                 Copenhagen, Denmark              Kb Hallen

Sun 27               Cologne, Germany                    Palladium

Wed 30              Milan, Italy                                 Fabrique

Thurs 31            Zurich, Switzerland                    Halle 622

November 2024 

Sat 2                 Vienna, Austria                            Gasometer

Sun 3                Berlin, Germany                          Uber Eats Music Hall

Tue 5                Amsterdam, Netherlands             AFAS Live

Thurs 7             Paris, France                              Le Zenith

Fri 8                  Offenbach, Germany                  Stadthalle Offenbach

Sun 10             Manchester, UK                        O2 Victoria Warehouse

Mon 11             Edinburgh, UK                         Usher Hall

Thurs 14          Wolverhampton, UK                University Wolverhampton at the Civic Hall

Fri 15               London, UK                             Royal Albert Hall

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