Several months after opening shows at Los Angeles’ Roxy (video) and San Francisco’s Low End Theory (video), Fatlip, Slimkid3, J-Swift, L.A. Jay and Delicious Vinyl have taken Bizarre Ride Live - the performance that recreates The Pharcyde’s classic 1992 debut Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde onstage – from Canada to Japan to Singapore and back (video). Bowing to popular demand, they now announce their return to Europe for a series of summer dates across England, Ireland, Scotland, Austria, Italy, France, Holland and Germany.

Original Pharcyde emcees Fatlip and Slimkid3 combine with Bizarre Ride producers J-Swift and L.A. Jay as well as former Wascals emcee K-Natural, blurring the lines between a straight up hip-hop show and a theatrical performance. Expect animated hip-hop, energetic raps, bright colors, b-boy throw-downs, magnetic visuals, a heavy dose of humour, and absolutely everything in between.

Bizarre Ride Live commemorates the 20th anniversary of Delicious Vinyl’s release of the LP Kanye West calls his “favorite album”, re-released as a 3-CD deluxe edition (view here), and revisited by UK deejay Chris Read for his Wax Poetics-sponsored 20th-anniversary mix, which blends many of the alternate versions found in the deluxe edition (listen here). Since embarking on Bizarre Ride Live, the crew have been featured on District MTV (watch interview here), Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds’ Juan Epstein podcast (listen here) and the Tim Westwood show (watch here).

Bizarre Ride Live - Europe Summer 2013

June 20    Lille - France
June 21    Vienna - Austria
June 22    Hannover - Germany
June 23    Den Haag - The Netherlands
June 24    Frankfurt - Germany
June 25    Erlangen - Germany
June 26    Heidelberg - Germany
June 27    Glastonbury - England
June 28    London - England
June 29    Manchester - England
June 30    Glasgow - Scotland
July 1        Liverpool - UK
July 2        Paris - France
July 3        Venice - Italy
July 4        Munich - Germany
July 5        Münster - Germany
July 6        Rotterdam - The Netherlands
July 7        Dublin - Ireland
July 8        Brighton - England