N-Dubz are back together.
The ‘Playing with Fire’ group – which comprises Tulisa, her cousin Dappy, and their pal Fazer – went on an indefinite hiatus in 2011, but they have reunited and announced they will release new single ‘Charmer’ on Thursday (19.05.22) before heading out on a 10-date arena tour of the UK in November 2022.
The ‘Back To The Future’ concert series will kick off in Newcastle on 7 November and calls at cities including Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff and London, before concluding at Manchester’s AO Arena on 19 November.
Tickets go on general sale on Friday (20.05.22) at 10am.
A short teaser clip for the single has been posted on the group’s Instagram account, featuring the trio stepping out of a helicopter to the opening notes of the new song.
In March, Fazer – whose real name is Richard Rawson – teased the ‘I Need You’ group had always planned to get back together “at some point”.
He said: “We never said that we would never get back together, we always said we would at some point – it’s just about time.
“We never said it was off the cards we always said it’s going to come back at some point.
“Right now there’s a lot of sceptical stuff, but we will bring it back at some point.”
And the rapper suggested that N-Dubz wouldn’t need a record label to make a comeback because NFTs make it possible for artists to have full control of their careers.
He said: “NFTs are the way forward for artists when it comes to piracy and getting paid, why would you ever sign to a record label?
“It’s the way forward for artists because it deletes the whole thing of having a record label and it puts the consumers in a position to, theoretically speaking, become the record label.
“They’re financing your careers, they’re financing your videos and everything and in return, they’ll hold stake holds in the percentages.”
N-Dubz’s last studio album was 2010’s ‘Love.Live.Life’.
N-Dubz’s ‘Back To The Future’ tour dates:
7 November – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
8 November – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
10 November – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
11 November – First Direct Arena, Leeds
12 November – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
14 November – International Centre, Bournemouth
15 November – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
17 November – The O2, London
18 November – Utilita Arena, Sheffield
19 November – AO Arena, Manchester