New York rapper ASAP Rocky announces UK shows for May


Asap Rocky

ASAP Rocky has confirmed he is going to tour the UK in May.

The rapper will start at the London Brixton Academy on 22 May, before heading to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.

The shows will be his first in the UK since he performed at Wireless Festival in July 2012.

They are also the first since the release of his debut album Long.Live.A$AP.

He recently told Newsbeat why he made his fans wait so long for its release: "For the past year I would give them dates to get them waiting.

ASAP Rocky's May UK tour dates

    • London Academy Brixton - 22 May
    • Birmingham Institute - 23
    • Manchester Academy 1 - 25
    • Glasgow ABC - 26

"I couldn't imagine coming into the game telling people they're going to wait another year for a project."

The album features Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Florence Welch and Skrillex.

The 25-year-old added: "I was big in America so I knew I was going to be really huge in the UK.

"Sometimes I know it's so good that I'm like, 'People are going to say it's bad, because he's too good'."

ASAP Rocky will have just finished supporting Rihanna on tour in America when he comes to the UK.

His new single Wild For The Night featuring Skrillex and Birdy Nam Nam is released on 25 February.

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