Popular 90s hip-hop group, the House of Pain, announced a string of tour dates in the coming year in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
Their camp announced the tour this week, saying the group — consisting of Everlast, Danny Boy, and DJ Lethal — will celebrate their Irish-American heritage by performing tracks from their classic hit-filled catalogue during dates scheduled in Buffalo, Atlantic City, New York, Hartford, and Worcester for March 2010.
House of Pain rose to stardom during the early 1990s, when they dropped their self-titled debut, boasting the smash single “Jump Around,” which is their best known hit to date.
The group was signed to Tommy Boy Records and released three albums before disbanding in 1996. During their career, House of Pain shattered hip-hop stereotypes, brought down barriers, and helped bring hip-hop to a whole new audience, while simultaneously selling millions of records.
Each member went their separate ways after splitting. Danny Boy founded an art company, DJ Lethal went on to become a member of the popular rock band Limp Bizkit, and Everlast began a solo career where he achieved multi-platinum solo fame in 1998 with his acoustic rock/blues-inflected album, titled Whitey Ford Sings the Blues.
In 2006, the members reunited when Danny Boy founded a new group called La Coka Nostra. The group consists of the original House of Pain members, and Ill Bill of Non Phixion, and newcomers Slaine and Big Left. The group dropped their debut album, A Brand You Can Trust, in July 2009.
Below are confirmed dates for the March 2010 tour:
March 16 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
March 17 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
March 18 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theater
March 19 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
March 20 – Worcester, PA @ The Palladium