Monday, October 08, 2007

Ghostface/Rakim/Brother Ali Tour Features Live Band

(Swiped from Pitchfork Media)

It's not quite the animated mayhem Ghostface is currently enjoying on his Adult Swim tour, but with Brother Ali and legendary old-schooler Rakim in tow, the first annual Hip Hop Live! Tour is hardly sneeze-worthy.While we've already reported most of the tour's dates, the new dirt is that 10-piece band Rhythm Roots Allstars will provide the live licks for all three MCs. Those who attended Rakim and Ghost's set at SXSW in March got an early taste of the tour, as the Allstars played with both gentlemen there. They have also performed and recorded with a few other notable names: Outkast, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera, among others. So if the R busts out a tongue-twisting freestyle over "Beautiful", don't say you weren't warned.

Rakim's place on the tour is in support of two forthcoming releases, the Live DVD and new album The Seventh Seal.

Brother Ali is also touring his ass off this fall; he's in Canada right now, and hits NYC for CMJ. He's touring in support of his new album The Undisputed Truth.

Ghostface also has some other stuff going on.

Hip Hop Live! Tour:
10-29 Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues Sunset Strip
10-30 San Diego, CA - 4th & B
10-31 Long Beach, CA - The Vault
11-01 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
11-02 San Francisco, CA - The Mezzanine
11-03 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
11-04 Seattle, WA - Showbox
11-07 Park City, UT - Harry O's
11-08 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
11-09 Aspen, CO - Belly Up
11-10 Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont Theatre
11-11 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11-12 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
11-13 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird Theater
11-15 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
11-16 New York, NY - Nokia Theater
11-17 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
11-18 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11-21 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero

10-09 Washington, DC - American University *
10-10 Atlanta, GA - Georgia Tech *
10-11 Orlando, FL - University of Central Florida *
10-14 Norman, OK - University of Oklahoma *
10-16 Los Angeles, CA - UCLA *
10-17 Tempe, AZ - Arizona State University *
10-19 Albuquerque, NM - University of New Mexico *
10-28 Las Vegas, NV - Vegoose Festival
11-05 Bellingham, WA - Nightlight %

* with Witchdoctor
% with Little Brother

Brother Ali:
10-08 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Odeon Events Centre
10-09 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Pyramid Cabaret
10-11 Kingston, Ontario - The Elixir Nightclub
10-12 Ottawa, Ontario - Babylon
10-13 Toronto, Ontario - El Mocambo Club
10-14 Montreal, Quebec - Coda
10-17 Halifax, Nova Scotia - The Attic
10-20 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom

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