Quick Hits: Future, Guns N’ Roses, Prodigy of Mobb Deep

Future has announced a second leg of his Future Hndrxx Tour, with a run of summer and fall dates all around the globe. The new dates begin with an appearance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest on July 8 with North American shows up to September 17 in Atlanta. The rapper will then visit Australia and New Zealand between September 23-October 1, then play Europe and the UK throughout October.

Guns N' Roses logoSiriusXM announced today that Guns N’ Roses will perform at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater for a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers on Thursday, July 20.The exclusive SiriusXM concert marks the first time that Guns N’ Roses will perform at the iconic venue . The special event, taking place before the next leg of the band’s North American “Not In This Lifetime” tour, will air live nationwide on SiriusXM’s Guns N’ Roses Radio. The concert will also air live on Howard Stern‘s Howard 101 channel.
“Guns N’ Roses started off in Los Angeles in 1985 and went on to conquer the world with its swaggering, unrepentant, rebel rock and roll, and we are thrilled to have them perform this exclusive show for SiriusXM at the world famous Apollo Theater,” said Scott Greenstein, President/Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM. “Our subscribers will get a once in a lifetime experience, seeing the ultimate rock and roll band live before the next leg of their national tour kicks off.”
Guns N’ Roses Radio will launch on Thursday, July 13 and will air through Saturday, July 22, via satellite on channel 41, and through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

Prodigy of the influential rap duo Mobb Deep has passed away at the age of 42. According to reports, Prodigy had been hospitalized recently due to complications caused by sickle cell anemia. Prodigy (real name Albert Johnson) and Havoc formed the Hip-Hop duo in high school and released their debut album Juvenile Hell in 1993. The pair rose to fame as part of the ’90s rap scene and released albums consistently over the years.