House Of Pain
On the heels of their widely heralded reunion show at KROQ’s ‘Epicenter 2010’, EVERLAST and DANNY BOY have decided to get the band back together in celebration of their 20th anniversary. That’s right, HOUSE OF PAIN is back, more focused than ever and extremely excited to kick-off a worldwide reunion tour in 2011.
It’s hard to believe that the rowdy Irish Americans got started way back in 1991, but for the past 20 years the group has maintained a high profile – topping the Billboard charts as a group and with solo efforts. It was a turn of a new decade when HOUSE OF PAIN changed the face of hip-hop with their self-titled debut album, going multi-platinum and launching one of the most memorable songs in hip-hop history with “Jump Around”. Now it’s the start of another new decade and HOUSE OF PAIN is ready to do it all over again; the group aims to bring their fiery live show to fans all over the world, reclaim the throne as hip-hop’s best and celebrate what has allowed their successes over the past 20 years – the fans.
“It’s been 20 years and we are very excited to go out there and do this again,” comments Everlast. “The catalyst was definitely the KROQ Epicenter show this past summer. We had already been working together on the La Coka Nostra record and did an event with [UFC President] Dana White but it really came down to seeing the crazy response from the crowd in LA when we went into ‘Jump Around’. After that, we went home thinking about it and now is the time to act on it. Every show is going to be like an anniversary party. It’s going to be crazy.”
Since HOUSE OF PAIN disbanded back in 1996, the members have kept their star power and went on to huge successes. EVERLAST has maintained an incredibly successful solo career that includes a triple platinum album, multiple Top 10 hits (including the #1 smash hit “What It’s Like”) and a Grammy for the song “Put Your Lights On” which was recorded with Carlos Santana. Danny Boy changed focus from music to art and launched an extremely successful art company, multiple clothing lines and ultimately brought the reunion about by forming the group LA COKA NOSTRA that featured the original lineup from HOUSE OF PAIN alongside rappers Slaine and Ill Bill.
After experiencing all of the solo success, it becomes obvious that HOUSE OF PAIN isn’t a group reforming to cash in on current musical trends. HOUSE OF PAIN is reforming because of the passion that they have for their music. They are back to celebrate with their fans across the 20 years that have spawned tremendous success and undying anthems of rebellious teenagers everywhere. They are back to show young fans everywhere just how raucous and dirty hip-hop can be – to prove that it doesn’t matter your age, race, religion or whether you’re into hip-hop, rock or metal. HOUSE OF PAIN has crafted a 20-year legacy that speaks to fans from all walks of life.
So get out of your seat and “Jump Around.”