JOSEPH "RUN" SIMMONS AND DARRYL "D.M.C." MCDANIELS
REUNITE FOR FIRST PERFORMANCE AS RUN-D.M.C. SINCE 2002
Fun Fun Fun Fest is excited to announce today that Run-D.M.C. will perform at the 7th annual festival November 2-4 in Austin, TX for the first time since disbanding in 2002. Surviving members Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels will headline the main stage.
D.M.C. will also be performing a set during the festival with his live band, previewing tracks off his new album and doing some of his favorite Run-D.M.C. classics.
Run-D.M.C. formed in Hollis Queens, NY in the early 80s and are considered by many to be the true pioneers of hip-hop, in terms of beats, lyrics, fashion, and impact. Both their self-titled debut as well as the much-lauded Raising Hell in 1986 influenced the youth of a generation and eventually paved the way for many of today's rap's superstars.
Run-D.M.C. retired the moniker in 2002 following the untimely death of legendary DJ and producer, Jason "Jam-Master Jay" Mizell. In honor of Jay's life, FFF festival promoters are working with the band to donate a portion of proceeds to his foundation the JMJ Foundation for Music which is dedicated to providing access to the arts, regardless of socio-economic status, for children and young adults. Learn more about Jay's foundation here.
Weekend 3-day passes go on sale Thursday July 12, and a limited number of PIP Passes are already on sale. Stay tuned for more on this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest Water Olympics, Scavenger Hunts across Texas and FFF Nites.
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