To celebrate the release of his debut album, Roots Manuva will be touring the nation with MK, bringing the stinkiness to a village hall near you. The dates are as follows:
April 2nd: Flava @ The Cooperagee, PlymouthApril 9th: The Arches, Glasgow (to be confirmed)April 10th: Scratch, EdinburghApril 17th: The Faversham, Leeds (with Blak Twang)April 22nd: Substance @ The Medicine Bar, Birmingham. April 23rd: Thekla, Bristol (with Blak Twang)April 30th: Traders, IpswichMay 7th: NY Sushi, SheffieldJune 17th: Po Na Na, Oxford
In addition, Mr Manuva can be seen all over Europe in the month of May, playing with the Herbaliser and Mr Scruff. For more details see the LIVE section.
While we're at it, feel the press-ure. Roots Manuva looks set to be media darling '99 (poor lad) - last week alone his single, "Juggle Tings Proper" was given Single Of The Week in NME and Melody Maker and he became the first British hip hopper to take the cover of Hip Hop Connection magazine for three years. Next week, look out for the cover of TIME magazine and Channel 4 devoting a theme night to him. Well, we can dream...