Brooklyn hip hop trio, Das Racist, were denied entrance into the UK and detained for “8+ hours” after being deported. As a result, the group had to cancel a performance for Dec. 13th at the Cargo in London.
The group blamed their political views for their deporting, but didn’t go much further than that. They did talk about their accommodations. “We were held in a room with books, prayer rug and compass, television and remote, and these horrible sandwiches (cheese and onion, egg and cress, etc.). Also, ‘digestive biscuits’ along with Walker’s crisps (Salt & Vinegar, Salt). We were there with two Iranian men, a Brazilian woman who spoke only Arabic and an Indian man with a student visa who couldn’t speak a lick of English. Our people!”
The group promises to return to the UK, but they do have some North American tour dates for now.
Das Racist 2010/2011 Tour Dates:
12/14 – Luzern, CH @ Sudpol
12/15 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romande
12/17 – Mulhouse, FR @ Noumatrouf
12/18 – Dijon, FR @ La Vapeur
01/14 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
01/28 – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
01/29 – Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood