Public Enemy Concert History

Public Enemy is an American hip hop group formed by Chuck D and Flavor Flav in Long Island, New York, in 1985. The group rose to prominence for their political messages including subjects such as American racism and the American media. Their debut album, Yo! Bum Rush the Show, was released in 1987 to critical acclaim, and their second album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988), was the first hip hop album to top The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop critics' poll.

Date Concert Venue Location
Sep 23, 2023
2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 2
Paul Cauthen / Public Enemy / Foo Fighters / Thirty Seconds to Mars / Kelly Clarkson / Fall Out Boy / Travis Scott
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T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Sep 22, 2023 –
Sep 23, 2023
iHeartRadio Music Festival
TLC / Foo Fighters / Fall Out Boy / Kelly Clarkson / Kane Brown / Lil Wayne / Lenny Kravitz / Miguel / Public Enemy / Sheryl Crow / Tim McGraw / Thirty Seconds to Mars / Lil Durk / Travis Scott / Paul Cauthen
  Setlists
T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Feb 05, 2023
65th Annual Grammy Awards
Bad Bunny / Brandi Carlile / DJ Khaled / Fridayy / Jay-Z / John Legend / Lil Wayne / Rick Ross / Harry Styles / Lizzo / Luke Combs / Mary J. Blige / Sam Smith / Kim Petras / Steve Lacy / Stevie Wonder / Smokey Robinson / Chris Stapleton / LL Cool J / Questlove / The Roots / Black Thought / Big Boi / Busta Rhymes / Spliff Star / De La Soul / DJ Jazzy Jeff / Missy Elliott / Future / GloRilla / Grandmaster Flash / Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio / Ice-T / Lil Baby / The Lox / Method Man / Nelly / Public Enemy / Queen Latifah / Rahiem / Rakim / Run-D.M.C. / Salt-N-Pepa / Spinderella / Scarface / Swizz Beatz / Too $hort / Kacey Musgraves / Bonnie Raitt / Mick Fleetwood / Sheryl Crow / Maverick City Music / Quavo Show all bands
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Crypto.com Arena Los Angeles, California, United States
Mar 01, 2020
Public Enemy

Bernie Sanders + Public Enemy

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Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles, California, United States
Jul 26, 2019
Toronto's Festival of Beer - Friday 2019
Public Enemy / Raekwon / Ghostface Killah / DJ Jazzy Jeff / Black Moon / Smif-N-Wessun / Michie Mee / Blackie Jackett Jr
Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 27, 2019
Wu-Tang Clan / Public Enemy / De La Soul / DJ Premier Icehall Kitee, Finland
May 23, 2019
Wu-Tang Clan / De La Soul / Public Enemy / DJ Premier / Billettbonanza Oslo Spektrum Oslo, Oslo, Norway
May 21, 2019
Wu-Tang Clan / Public Enemy / De La Soul / DJ Premier Royal Arena Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark
May 18, 2019
Wu-Tang Clan / De La Soul / Public Enemy Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide Berlin, Berlin, Germany
May 17, 2019
DJ Premier / De La Soul / Public Enemy / Wu-Tang Clan
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Accor Arena Paris, Île-de-France, France
May 16, 2019
De La Soul / Public Enemy / Wu Tang Clan / D.J premiere

Gods of Rap

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Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Show Duplicates for May 16, 2019
May 14, 2019
Wu-Tang Clan / Public Enemy / De La Soul
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3Arena Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
May 12, 2019
Wu-Tang Clan / Public Enemy / De La Soul / DJ Premier

Gods of Rap

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SSE Hydro Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Show Duplicates for May 12, 2019
May 11, 2019
Wu-Tang Clan / Public Enemy / De La Soul / DJ Premier

Gods of Rap

Manchester Arena Manchester, England, United Kingdom
May 10, 2019
Wu-Tang Clan / Public Enemy / De La Soul / DJ Premier
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OVO Arena Wembley London, England, United Kingdom
Jun 18, 2018
Public Enemy / The Stone Roses / The Courteeners / Bugzy Malone Etihad Stadium Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Jun 19, 2017
The Stone Roses / Public Enemy / Courteeners Etihad Stadium Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Oct 14, 2016
Prophets of Rage / Public Enemy / Cypress Hill / AWOLNATION
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Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Oct 01, 2016 –
Oct 02, 2016
Many Rivers To Cross
Supaman / Las Cafeteras / Public Enemy / Tef Poe / Macklemore / Dave Matthews / Estelle / Common / Santana / Robert Glasper Experiment / Sounds of Blackness
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Bouckert Farms Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Sep 24, 2016
Public Enemy / The Roots / Living Colour

Freedom Sounds Festival

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Washington Monument Washington, D.C., United States
Show Duplicates for Sep 24, 2016

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Riot Fest 2013
Sep 14, 2013
 Chicago, Illinois, United States
  Added by Driver 8


Riot Fest 2013
Sep 14, 2013
 Chicago, Illinois, United States
  Added by Driver 8



Reading Festival 1992
Aug 28 - 30, 1992
 Reading, England, United Kingdom
  Added by Concert Archives 3


The Coral / Public Enemy / Buzzcocks / The Stone Roses
Jun 17, 2016
 Manchester, England, United Kingdom
  Added by Matt Hookway


The Cult / Public Enemy
Jun 6, 2015
 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  Added by Mike Ee

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Public Enemy & Silver Bullet (Frankfurt, Germany 📅1990), tags: Public Enemy, Silver Bullet, Offenbach, Hesse, Germany, Stadhalle  - Public Enemy / Silver Bullet on Apr 9, 1990 [387-small]

Public Enemy & Silver Bullet (Frankfurt, Germany 📅1990)


Public Enemy / Silver Bullet
Apr 9, 1990
 Offenbach, Hesse, Germany
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Riot Fest & Rodeo -Day 2 on Sep 21, 2013 [328-small]

Riot Fest & Rodeo -Day 2
Sep 21 - 22, 2013
 Byers, Colorado, United States
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Riot Fest & Rodeo -Day 2
Sep 21 - 22, 2013
 Byers, Colorado, United States
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Riot Fest & Rodeo -Day 2
Sep 21 - 22, 2013
 Byers, Colorado, United States
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Riot Fest & Rodeo -Day 2
Sep 21 - 22, 2013
 Byers, Colorado, United States
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Riot Fest & Rodeo -Day 2
Sep 21 - 22, 2013
 Byers, Colorado, United States
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Riot Fest & Rodeo -Day 2
Sep 21 - 22, 2013
 Byers, Colorado, United States
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Riot Fest & Rodeo -Day 2 on Sep 21, 2013 [335-small]

Riot Fest & Rodeo -Day 2
Sep 21 - 22, 2013
 Byers, Colorado, United States
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LL Cool J / Public Enemy on Nov 17, 1987 [116-small]

LL Cool J / Public Enemy
Nov 17, 1987
 Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
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U2 / Public Enemy / Big Audio Dynamite II on Oct 10, 1992 [164-small]

U2 / Public Enemy / Big Audio Dynamite II
Oct 10, 1992
 Tampa, Florida, United States
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Anthrax / Public Enemy / Wolfsbane on Jan 15, 1992 [757-small]

Anthrax / Public Enemy / Wolfsbane
Jan 15, 1992
 Offenbach, Hesse, Germany
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Public Enemy / Homegrown on Jul 11, 1995 [378-small]

Public Enemy / Homegrown
Jul 11, 1995
 London, England, United Kingdom
  Uploaded by Chris Goslitski

Hip Hop
Rap
Gangster Rap
Hardcore Hip Hop
Rap Rock
East Coast Hip Hop
Conscious Hip Hop
Film Soundtrack
Old School Hip Hop
Political Hip Hop
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Golden Age Hip Hop
Old School
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2023 3 concerts
2020 1 concert
2019 11 concerts
2018 1 concert
2017 1 concert
2016 32 concerts
2015 46 concerts
2014 29 concerts
2013 58 concerts
2012 50 concerts
2011 34 concerts
2010 57 concerts
2009 17 concerts
2008 31 concerts
2007 31 concerts
2006 19 concerts
2005 7 concerts
2004 3 concerts
2003 17 concerts
2002 17 concerts
2001 2 concerts
2000 2 concerts
1999 11 concerts
1998 13 concerts
1995 6 concerts
1994 4 concerts
1992 51 concerts
1991 28 concerts
1990 25 concerts
1989 5 concerts
1988 20 concerts
1987 17 concerts
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


How many concerts has Public Enemy had?

Public Enemy has had 649 concerts.

What genre is Public Enemy?

Public Enemy is most often considered to be Hip Hop, Rap, Gangster Rap, Hardcore Hip Hop, Rap Rock, East Coast Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, Film Soundtrack, Old School Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop, Political, Golden Age Hip Hop, Old School, and American Post-Punk.

When was the last Public Enemy concert?

The last Public Enemy concert was on September 23, 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The bands that performed were: Paul Cauthen / Public Enemy / Foo Fighters / Thirty Seconds to Mars / Kelly Clarkson / Fall Out Boy / Travis Scott.

What setlist does Public Enemy play live?

The songs that Public Enemy performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the September 23, 2023 concert at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States:

  1. Harder Than You Think
  2. State of the Union (STFU)
  3. Public Enemy Coming Through
  4. Can't Truss It
  5. Bring the Noise
  6. Welcome to the Terrordome
  7. 911 Is a Joke
  8. He Got Game
  9. Rebel Without a Pause
  10. Bring the Noise
  11. Shut 'Em Down
  12. Everywhere Man
  13. Fight the Power

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