- 18 Apr 23
In addition to their upcoming Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English dates, the hip-hop group are set to play North America this October.
KNEECAP are set to make their eagerly anticipated return to the U.S. later this year – announcing a North American tour for October, alongside a poster featuring a cartoon of the Irish trio holding a makeshift bomb that bears a striking resemblance to Donald Trump's head...
The former Hot Press cover stars shared the poster, created by the visual artist Selkies, across their social media platforms this morning.
The Smashing Walls Tour will kick off in Toronto on October 1, before continuing on to Boston, New York, Vienna VA, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, and finally, Los Angeles.
— KNEECAP (@KNEECAPCEOL) April 18, 2023
The trio – made up of Móglaí Bap, Mo Chara and DJ Próvaí – have built up a reputation for their unapologetically provocative tour posters and murals in recent years. In 2019, they made front page news after releasing a tour poster that featured Arlene Foster and Boris Johnson tied to a rocket. More recently, they attracted the condemnation of some of the North's most prominent politicians, including the leaders of the DUP, Alliance and UUP, for their mural outside West Belfast's Hawthorn Bar, which depicted a PSNI Land Rover in flames.
It's a stance they've maintained throughout their career, using their platform to address crucial social and political issues, while simultaneously offering up satirical, no-holds-barred commentary on their experiences as young men from the North – an approach that has translated into sold-out shows and streams in their millions.
More recently, the group have been busy filming their upcoming feature film – with Michael Fassbender spotted on the set...
You can catch KNEECAP on these shores at Body & Soul (June 16-18) and Féile Nasc: Mayhem (May 20). The trio are also set to play a run of dates in Scotland, Wales and England next month.
Tickets for their North American tour are available here.
Read the full cover story interview with KNEECAP here.
Listen to their latest single, 'ITS BEEN AGES', below: