The Ice-T fronted metal band Body Count will headline a Manchester gig at the O2 Ritz next week.

The Manchester gig is one of three UK dates they are playing as part of a wider European tour.  As well as a gig in Manchester they are headlining dates at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town and Glasgow’s SWG3.

Body Count formed in 1980.  They are fronted by Ice-T who, already established as a rapper, formed the group with lead guitarist Ernie C thanks to a shared interest in metal music.

They shared their self-titled debut album in 1992 and have since released six albums, performed at festivals around the world, tour the globe multiple times and won a Grammy Award.

Body Count are expected to released their seventh album Merciless later this year.

As well as the Manchester gig at UK tour dates, Body Count are performing at a string of festivals across Europe.  Their Summer 2024 festival run includes Germany’s Rock im Park and Rock am Ring; France’s Hellfest and Rock For People in the Czech Republic.

When do Body Count headline at Manchester’s O2 Ritz?

Body Count headline at the O2 Ritz Manchester on 1 July 2024.  The Manchester gig is one of three UK dates they are headlining:
30 June   –   London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
1 July   –   Manchester, O2 Ritz
2 July   –   Glasgow, Galvanizers SWG3

Support on the UK tour comes from German funk-metallers Slope.  The band released their second studio album Freak Dreams earlier this year.