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25th July 2011

hyro da hero

Currently creating an industry buzz like a disrupted beehive - Los Angeles based purveyor of 'Gangsta Rock', Hyro Da Hero, the only rapper that matters, returns to the UK like a bolt of lightning in November for his first UK headline tour.

Having destroyed venues all across the UK earlier this year with his friends in The Blackout, Hyro and his amazing band hit our shores for the below dates:

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29th Sheffield, Corporation
30th Glasgow, King Tuts
31st Leeds, Cockpit

1st Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
2nd Norwich, Waterfront
3rd Manchester, Club Academy
5th Tunbridge Wells, Forum
6th Birmingham, VUDU
7th Cardiff, Ifor Bach
8th London, Borderline
9th Bristol, Fleece
11th Dublin, Academy 2
12th Belfast, Speakeasy

All tickets are priced £8.50 except London which are £10.00 and go on sale on Wednesday 27th July. Support acts to be announced very soon.

Seasons come and go. Trends pop and deflate. Careers rise and fall. Genres of music live and die. Once in awhile, an artist steps up who doesn't quite follow the cycle. He doesn't pay heed to "What's cool". He doesn't give a shit about "Who's hot". He doesn't follow the zeitgeist but, rather, the zeitgeist follows him. Hyro Da Hero is about to flip rap upside down, inside out and all around.

Hyro spins his own cycle of hip hop on Birth, School, Work, Death. Loading rock 'n' roll attitude into explosive, engaging and enthralling rap music. With the crunch of a power chord and the snap of a rhyme, the Houston-bred Los Angeles-based MC spits pure fire. Produced by Ross Robinson, the man behind Korn, Slipknot and At the Drive-in's legendary debuts, 'Birth, School, Work, Death' sounds like Nas fronting Rage Against The Machine.

Hyro's live band certainly have the pedigree to pummel as well. Guttural riffs feed into razor-sharp rhymes, building a sound that's as introspective as it is infectious. Hyro Da Hero fires off one aural grenade after another whether it's violent punk-funk vibrancy of 'Sleeping Giants' or the sugary bitch-slap of 'We Still Popular'. Across the album, Hyro experiments with a myriad of styles from the psyched-out pop of 'Man In My City' to his call-to-arms, 'Grudge', where he proudly declares, 'I Ain't Lil Wayne'.

This is hip hop like you've never heard. A real voice that ain't mutha fuckin autotuned.


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