Run DMC have announced plans to play their final concert as a group in April at New York’s Madison Square Garden, an event that will be captured as part of an upcoming documentary.
Group member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels broke the news during an interview with Rock the Bells, adding that their decision is definite.
“Run DMC is over,” the 58-year-old told the outlet. “The only way Run-DMC gets back together is if The Beatles get back together. Can that happen?” He continued, “The final show that we are ever going to do is going to be at Madison Square Garden in April. It’s going to be the last episode of the documentary we’re doing.”
DMC then implied that while he and Rev. Run are closing the curtains as a unit, they’ll continue to entertain fans through their individual endeavors. “Run DMC’s last show ever. ‘Cause it’s time for Run to go be Paul McCartney and me to be John Lennon. We done did what we could do.”
McDaniels went on to explain that anyone will have the chance to purchase a ticket to the event and that the occasion will see them perform alongside Ice-T and the Wu-Tang Clan.
DMC went on to compare the accompanying documentary to HBO’s “The Defiant Ones” docuseries, which centered on the life, career, and legacy of Dr. Dre and music executive Jimmy Iovine.
Widely regarded as one of the most impactful groups in Hip-Hop, Run DMC was founded by McDaniels alongside Joseph Simmons and Jason Mizell. Mizell was fatally shot and killed at his recording studio in Queens in 2002, after which the remaining members announced the group’s disbandment.