The Simpsons predicted it: Cypress Hill to perform with London Symphony Orchestra

Author Hernan Osuna - 23.3.2024

Almost 30 years after The Simpsons joked about Cypress Hill accidentally hiring the London Symphony Orchestra while high, the hiphop outfit is making it happen. The Los Angeles rappers have announced they will perform a concert with the 71-piece orchestra this summer.

In the 1996 episode “Homerpalooza”, Cypress Hill joined forces with the London Symphony Orchestra to perform at Hullabalooza, a parody of Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival. Now the joke is coming to reality.

The show, which takes place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on July 10, will see Cypress Hill performing some of their biggest hits such as ‘“Insane in the Brain” and “I Wanna Get High” over orchestral arrangements conducted by the LSO’s Troy Miller. It shouldn’t be much of an adjustment for the group, who played a string of shows with the San Diego Symphony last year. Tickets go on sale on March 27 via the Royal Albert Hall website.

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

“After years of social media teasing it, many fans may have started to believe it would only be a pipedream,” added managing director Kathryn McDowell DBE, “but the LSO is delighted to finally be joining Cypress Hill onstage and in person, and look forward to creating an unforgettable musical moment! Many thanks to the creators of The Simpsons for the idea and to AEG Artisitc and PolyArts for making it all happen.”