(swiped from Pitchfork Media)
Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells will do what it does best and travel to Europe for the wordily titled "Rock the Bells 2008 International Festival Series". What does this mean for residents of Paris, Stockholm, London, Helsinki, and Amsterdam, among other locales? It means they get their own peek at performances by Nas, De La Soul, Mos Def, the original Pharcyde, and EPMD, depending on the date.
The London show in the middle of the tour, November 9 to be exact, serves double duty as a Rock the Bells date and the place where Rock the Bells organizer Guerilla Union will announce "a spectacular event coming to London in 2009," according to a press release.
Rock the Bells' European trek begins on Halloween (October 31) in Prague. Hey, I hear EPMD already have their costumes picked out.
Rock the Bells 2008 International Festival Series:
10-31 Prague, Czech Republic - T-Mobile Arena *#$%!^
11-01 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall *#$%!^
11-04 Stockholm, Sweden - Annexet *#$^
11-05 Helsinki, Finland - Helsinki Ice Hall *#$^
11-06 Birmingham, England - Academy *#%^
11-09 London, England - IndigO2 @ the O2 Arena *#^
11-10 Paris, France - Zenith *#$%^
11-11 Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene #$%^
11-12 Manchester, England - Apollo *#%^
* with Nas
# with Mos Def
$ with De La Soul
% with the Pharcyde
! with EPMD
^ with Supernatural, Scratch