THE MULTI-AWARD-WINNING RAPPING TEACHER MC GRAMMAR ANNOUNCES HIS FIRST LIVE TOUR
THE MULTI-AWARD-WINNING RAPPING TEACHER ANNOUNCES HIS FIRST LIVE TOUR ‘STOP! IT’S GRAMMAR TIME!’
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
LISTEN TO HIS NEW WORLD BOOK DAY SONG ‘READERS ARE LEADERS’HERE
ALL PROFITS FROM SALES OF THE SINGLE WILL BE DONATED TO THE CHARITY WORLD BOOK DAY®
*ALMOST ONE MILLION CHILDREN IN THE UK DON’T OWN A SINGLE BOOK – HELP MC GRAMMAR AND WORLD BOOK DAY® CHANGE THIS*
WORLD BOOK DAY® 2024 IS ON MARCH 7TH
“He is wonderful! Our kids want to watch him over and over again.” – Giovanna Fletcher
“The former teacher has focused his lyrics on atoms, algebra and ancient Rome to educate through entertainment.” – The Times
“Social media sensation.” – BBC News
Grab your caps, shades and chains and get ready to rap, rhyme and dance along with MC Grammar as he embarks upon his first headline live tour, ‘Stop! It’s Grammar Time!’, next month. The award-winning rapping teacher, ambassador for charity World Book Day® and star of Sky Kids’ smash shows ‘Wonder Raps’ and ‘Rap Tales’ has been inspiring children across the world with his infectiously fun educational rhymes since his rapped version of ‘The Gruffalo’ went massively viral in 2019 with 10 million+ views.
MC Grammar says, “I am going on tour! And with twelve dates across the UK, I can’t wait to rap all of the classics from the World Book Day songs to the Sky Kids’ smash hits: ‘Wonder Raps’ and ‘Rap Tales’. This epic event is going to be fun for the whole family. We are gonna read! We are gonna rap! We are gonna dance! And we’re going to learn! I will see you there!”
The tour announcement coincides with the release of MC Grammar’s 2024 World Book Day® song, ‘Readers are Leaders’, which has been created in support of the charity’s mission to encourage children to read for pleasure – a cause MC Grammar has supported since 2021. The track sees MC Grammar praising all of the infinite adventures and escapes that reading can offer. As his lyrics state, “Anything is possible written in a sentence / You could be a dentist, a sorcerer’s apprentice / See what Rosa Parks saw, see what Malcolm X did / Climb Mount Everest, or you could be like Sherlock, a private detective / You can go anywhere, you can be anything.” Listen HERE.
He adds, “Nearly a million children in the UK* do not own a single book. I wrote this song for them — and with the support of World Book Day, Young Voices and all of you out there reading this, all of the profits from the sales of the single will be donated to buy books for those exact children. We have an incredible opportunity here to come together and be the change they so desperately need. Reading changes lives: education, occupation, mental health, relationships…you name it! Readers become leaders — and books are the key. The perfect gift from you and me. Please support this important life-changing mission.”
MC Grammar is living proof that books can change your life. He left school with just an English GCSE to his name, but soon returned to education and used his love of hip-hop rhymes to help remember his revision notes. Having conquered his exams and subsequently graduated from university, he was offered a record deal but instead focused on his career as a teacher. His unorthodox but engaging teaching style helped his students navigate the then-new spelling, punctuation and grammar test, and it wasn’t long before he was invited to perform in schools across north London. MC Grammar was born.
Since his viral moment with ‘The Gruffalo’, MC Grammar has rapped about almost every subject imaginable, from volcanoes and dinosaurs to adverbs and the times table. His journey has been highlighted with high profile TV appearances including ‘The Ellen Show’ ‘BBC Breakfast’, ‘Blue Peter’ and ‘This Morning’. His philosophy is simple: music inspires kids to learn and read, and those who read achieve much more.
MC Grammar has performed in the US, UAE, Bermuda, Cyprus and Germany, but now it’s time to take his home nation by storm. And he can’t wait!
Tickets for the ‘Stop! It’s Grammar Time!’ live tour are available HERE. He is also currently touring as part of Young Voices, with remaining arena shows in Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester. Please see HERE for a full list of dates and ticket information.
‘Stop! It’s Grammar Time!’ tour dates:
MARCH 29th – Leicester, The Y Theatre 30th – Salford, Lowry Quays
APRIL 2nd – Exeter, Barnfield Theatre 3rd – Gloucester, Guildhall 6th – Glasgow, Glee Club 9th – Birmingham, The Crescent Theatre 10th – Bath, Komedia 13th – London, Leicester Square Theatre 14th – Brighton, Old Market
About World Book Day® | World Book Day is a charity that changes lives through a love of books and reading. Our mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. www.worldbookday.com