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Cypress Hill, London Symphony Orchestra Plot Show Inspired by Simpsons

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Finally, after nearly 30 years, we will get an answer to a famous question that’s resonated through the annals of television history: Who ordered the London Symphony Orchestra — possibly while high? 

Well, it was Cypress Hill in the famous Simpsons episode, “Homerpalooza,” and now it’s Cypress Hill in real life. The hip-hop outfit will actually take the stage with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Troy Miller, to perform symphonic versions of their biggest hits. The show will take place July 10 at no less a venue than Royal Albert Hall, with tickets going on sale next Wednesday, March 27, via AEG Presents.

“We are thrilled to be performing with the London Symphony Orchestra in such a prestigious venue as the Royal Albert Hall,” Cypress Hill said in a statement. “It’s a dream come true, a collaboration only The Simpsons could have predicted.”

The performance with the London Symphony Orchestra isn’t totally out of the blue, either. All the way back in 2017, Cypress Hill and the LSO engaged in a good bit of Twitter banter about the possibility of a collaboration, but nothing ever materialized. Last year, however, Cypress Hill really seemed to start laying the groundwork to bring the bit to life by booking several shows in the United States alongside the likes of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony. 

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“After years of social media teasing it, many fans may have started to believe it would only be a pipe dream – but the LSO is delighted to finally be joining Cypress Hill on stage and in person, and look forward to creating an unforgettable musical moment!” said LSO Managing Director Kathryn McDowell. 

Cypress Hill was one of several musical guests to appear on the “Homerpalooza” episode, which spoofed the heyday of Nineties alt-nation and traveling feats like the original Lollapalooza. Other guests included the Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, and Peter Frampton. 


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