A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg has stepped forward and confirmed upcoming group dates on the Yeezus Tour will be his crew’s final live performances.
With performances slated to go down on November 20 and November 24, Phife said fans can expect ATCQ to do what they do best.
“I don’t even know why people call it a reunion,” he said laughing. “I guess it is a reunion because of the two New York shows, but I don’t know. I’m just looking forward to seeing my family and friends and going on stage and doing what we do.” The first show is at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, with the second at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Despite Kanye’s tour cancellations and postponements, the New York shows are expected to go on as planned. And Phife is confident ahead of the performances “It’s real simple, it never gets old and it’s always a good time when we on that stage,” he continued. “The more fans, the merrier. So we gonna tear it down, I can guarantee that much.” (XXL Mag)
If all goes accordingly, fans will witness history one last time as A Tribe Called Quest bows out gracefully in their hometown.
“In August, ATCQ did our last show FOR Cali. It’s only right we do our FINAL 2 joints where we started…NYC,” Tip revealed October 15. (Q-Tip’s Twitter)
The final show will go down in late November barring any last-minute venue changes.
Fear not Tristate area! Kanye West has officially announced that Kendrick Lamar is indeed joining him on all the New York dates of his upcoming Yeezus tour. Adding to that, HOT97 unveiled that A Tribe Called Quest will also be performing on NY tour stops. The action kicks off on Oct. 19 in Seattle and ends in early Dec. in Houston. Good luck finding tickets! (Miss Info TV)
Throughout the years, Tribe has experienced multiple break-ups and reunions.
A Tribe Called Quest announced their breakup in 1998, but reunited six years later for Rock the Bells. Since then they’ve toured occasionally, but haven’t released any new music since 1998’s The Love Movement. In 2011, Michael Rappaport directed the documentary, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, which documented the drama behind the band. (News Radio)