Public Enemy to play Boston’s House of Blues

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Public Enemy will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fear of a Black Planet with a summer tour, which will include a performance at Boston’s House of Blues. Tickets for the Monday, August 9 show go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $25 and $35.

Dubebd the “Year of Fear 20 Tour”, the trip celebrates twenty years since the release of the group’s politically driven and certified platinum album, Fear of a Black Planet. The set has sold 561,000 units since 1991, according to SoundScan, but there are reports that it sold 1 million copies in its first week, which was before SoundScan began tracking sales. It debuted at #40 on the Billboard 200, peaked at #10 and was certified platinum by the RIAA for shipment of 1 million units.

“They are one of the greatest rap groups of all time and the only important breakthrough artist of their kind to have a significant political message,” said Rick Rubin, who signed Public Enemy to Def Jamm in a press release. “No other rap artist has had their power musically, lyrically and with such conscience.”

Public Enemy’s last studio album was 2007’s How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul???.

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