The band announced a two-year hiatus in 2011 to focus on personal projects – no new material has been released until now
Popular hip hop group N-Dubz have announced they will be teaming up for a UK stadium tour later this year.
On Monday (May 16), the band announced the end of their decade-long hiatus on social media.
A 40-second video shared by group members showed a helicopter flying over London and the trio later emerged from a runway.
Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Who are N-Dubz?
N-Dubz consists of rappers Dappy, real name Costadinos Contostavlos, his cousin Tulisa Contostavlos and Fazer, real name Richard Rawson.
The band’s first two albums, Uncle B and Against All Odds, went platinum in the UK, and Number One, a collaboration with Tinchy Stryder, reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart in 2009.
They have won four mobo awards including Best Newcomer in 2007, Best Album and Act in 2009 and Best Song in 2010. They were also nominated for a Brit Award for Best British Single in 2010.
Individual members have faced their fair share of scandals, including Dappy and Tulisa’s court appearances.
Dappy has admitted to “getting out of control” after he started making money and escaped two prison sentences in 2014 and 2017.
In 2013, Tulisa was arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs, but the charges were dropped after prosecution witness “False Sheikh” Mazher Mahmood was found guilty during her 2014 trial, Evidence to have manipulated.
Is there new music?
In 2011, the band announced a two-year hiatus to work on their solo projects, but no new material has been released since then.
The surprise reunion announcement also revealed that a new single from N-Dubz – “Charmer” – would be released on Thursday, May 19th.
“Charmer is instantly recognizable as an N-Dubz song, with her trademark storytelling through the slick raps of Dappy and Fazer, alongside the cheeky vocals of Tulisa,” said a spokesperson for the group.
The band wrote the song, which was produced by Rymez, who has previously worked with Stefflon Don, D Block Europe and Adekunle Gold.
It will be broadcast on BBC 1 Xtra on Thursday evening (19 May) and will be released shortly after this initial broadcast.
Where are they playing?
The Back To The Future tour kicks off in Newcastle on November 7th and ends in Manchester on Saturday November 19th.
The full list of N-Dubz tour dates are as follows:
The full list of dates and venues is below:
- Mon 7th November 2022 – Newcastle Utilita Arena
- Tuesday 8th November 2022 – Glasgow OVO Hydro
- Thu 10 November 2022 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
- Friday 11th November 2022 – Leeds First Direct Arena
- Sat 12th November 2022 – Birmingham Utilita Arena
- Mon 14 Nov 2022 – Bournemouth International Centre
- Tuesday 15 November 2022 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
- Thu 17 Nov 2022 – London The O2
- Friday 18th November 2022 – Sheffield Utilita Arena
- Sat 19 Nov 2022 – Manchester AO Arena
How can I get tickets?
Tickets for the November 2022 tour go on sale on Friday 20 May, the day after Charmer’s First Radio Play.
They will go on sale at 10am local time.
They can be purchased through AEG Presents and by clicking here.
Ticket prices have not yet been announced, but we will update this article when they become available.
What songs will they play?
How the setlists of N-Dubz will develop for the upcoming tour is not yet known exactly.
According to AEG Presents, the Arena Tour “will travel to many of the UK’s biggest cities and will give fans the chance to hear all their favorite N-Dubz songs live for the first time in 11 years”.
Expect all the big hits to be present and correct, as well as new single ‘Charmer’. But could there be more new music in the pipeline? Only time can tell…
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