Cypress Hill Announce Concert with London Symphony Orchestra

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Nearly 30 years after The Simpsons joked about Cypress Hill accidentally booking the London Symphony Orchestra while high, the hip-hop group is making it a reality. The Los Angeles collective has announced they will be joined by the 71-piece orchestra for a concert this summer.

Taking place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on July 10th, the show will feature Cypress Hill performing some of their biggest hits like “Insane in the Brain” and “I Wanna Get High” over orchestral arrangements conducted by LSO’s Troy Miller. It shouldn’t be much of an adjustment for the group, which performed a handful of concerts with the San Diego Symphony last year.

A ticket pre-sale will begin on March 26th (register here) in advance of the general on-sale commencing on March 27th via the Royal Albert Hall website.

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The upcoming concert is just the latest example of The Simpsons seemingly predicting the future, including episodes in which Donald Trump announced his presidency run and Lady Gaga performed at the Super Bowl. In the 1996 episode “Homerpalooza,” Cypress Hill teamed up with the LSO when the orchestra showed up for their performance at Hullabalooza, a parody of Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival. Watch a clip of the episode below.

In a statement, Cypress Hill acknowledged as much by saying, “We are thrilled to be performing with the London Symphony Orchestra in such a prestigious venue as the Royal Albert Hall. It’s a dream come true, a collaboration only The Simpsons could have predicted.”

The LSO’s managing director Kathryn McDowell added, “After years of social media teasing it, many fans may have started to believe it would only be a pipedream — but the LSO is delighted to finally be joining Cypress Hill on stage and in person, and look forward to creating an unforgettable musical moment! Many thanks to the creators of The Simpsons for the idea and to AEG Artistic and PolyArts for making it all happen.”

In April, Cypress Hill will head out on their “We Legalized It” US tour. Find deals for tickets here.

Last year, Consequence re-released a season of The Opus podcast celebrating the legacy of Cypress Hill to coincide with hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, which you can check out below. We also sat down with Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog, who picked out the 10 hip-hop albums he thinks every music fan should own.





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