Cypress Hill have announced dates of their 25th anniversary tour named “Est. 1991” last week. A gig at Munich’s Zenith venue on Tuesday, June 14 2016, is part of the four date German leg of the tour, which also includes shows in Berlin, Cologne and Hamburg. The band are still announcing new dates of the tour.
DVX, the original incarnation of Cypress Hill, formed in 1986 when Cuban-born brothers Sen Dog (born Senen Reyes, November 20, 1965) and Mellow Man Ace hooked up with fellow Los Angeles residents Muggs (born Lawrence Muggerud, January 28, 1968) and B Real (born Louis Freese, June 2, 1970). The group began pioneering a fusion of Latin and hip-hop slang, developing their own style by the time Mellow Man Ace left the group in 1988. Renaming themselves Cypress Hill after a local street, the group continued to perform around L.A., eventually signing with Ruffhouse/Columbia in 1991.
The South Gate, California hip hoppers are set to release a new album, entitled “Elephants on Acid”, later this year. Cypress Hill were notable for being the first Latino hip-hop superstars, but they became notorious for their endorsement of marijuana, which actually isn’t a trivial thing. Not only did the group campaign for its legalization, but their slow, rolling bass-and-drum loops pioneered a new, stoned funk that became extraordinary influential in ’90s hip-hop — it could be heard in everything from Dr. Dre’s G-funk to the chilly layers of English trip-hop.
B-Real, DJ Muggs, Sen Dog and Eric Bobo announced the German concerts as follows:
GERMANY!! Cypress Hill is coming to you this June for the 25th Anniversary World Tour! We’re proud to announce FOUR German shows this June. Pre-Sale Tickets and VIP Packages are available now. The general on sale is March 8th at 9am CET.
Cypress Hill 2016 German tour dates are:
6.13 – Berlin, Germany – Zitadelle
6.14 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
6.15 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
6.17 – Hamburg, Germany – Stadtpark
Tickets have been on sale since Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Tickets for the Zenith cost 42 euros plus fee and you can still get yours from Muenchenticket.de.