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Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star, Ghostface and Raekwon announce full-album tours

By ; July 20, 2011 at 10:42 AM 

Rock The Bells, the nation’s premiere hip hop festival, has announced a joint partnership from promotors Gorilla Union and House Of Blues Entertainment for a series of tours that will bring a bit of the Rock The Bells lineup to more cities across the nation. Yeah, this was pretty “holy shit” news to wake up to.

In one tour, Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli) will cross the nation in a bizarre pattern to perform their landmark album, Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star. One look at their itinerary (in order: Houston, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Indianapolis) makes you realize that this kind of joint tour is something that Mos and Kweli have not done together in a very long time.

In a second tour, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon will perform the classic Only Built For A Cuban Linx, with support from fellow legend Mobb Deep in a performance of The Infamous. All the tour dates are below, once you pick your jaw up from off the ground.

And though as a consumer we are most interested in the tour, this is just the beginning from the partnership between Gorilla Union and HoB Entertainment, which plans “150 shows in 44 venues in over 30 markets with dozens of club and theater tours annually, including Rock The Bells, Paid Dues, Spring Gathering and Smokeout.” Yeah, this could reinvent live hip-hop as we know it. Good news for a Wednesday morning.

ROCK THE BELLS PRESENTS:
Raekwon and Ghostface performing Only Built for Cuban Linx
Mobb Deep performing The Infamous

August
12- New Orleans, LA- House of Blues
13- Houston, TX- House of Blues
14- Dallas, TX- House of Blues
16- Philadelphia, PA- Theater of Living Arts
20- San Bernardino, CA- Rock The Bells Festival
21- San Diego, CA- House of Blues
22- Las Vegas, NV- House of Blues
27- Mountain View, CA- Rock The Bells Festival
30- Indianapolis, IN- Egyptian Room
31- Cincinnati, OH- Bogart’s

September
1- Detroit, MI- Saint Andrew’s Hall
3- New York, NY- Rock The Bells Festival
8- Cleveland, OH- House of Blues
20-Mansfield, MA – Rock The Bells Festival
13- Miami Beach, FL- Fillmore Miami Beach
15- Atlanta, GA- Tabernacle
16- Myrtle Beach, SC- House of Blues
17- Charlotte, NC- Fillmore Charlotte

ROCK THE BELLS PRESENTS:
Black Star performing Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star

August
20- San Bernardino, CA- Rock The Bells Festival
27- Mountain View, CA- Rock The Bells Festival

September
3- New York, NY- Rock The Bells Festival
6- New Orleans, LA- House of Blues
7- Dallas, TX- House of Blues
8- Houston, TX- House of Blues
11- Philadelphia, PA- TLA
13- Las Vegas, NV- House of Blues
16- Indianapolis, IN- Egyptian Room
17- Cincinnati, OH- Bogart’s
18- Washington D.C.- The Fillmore
20-Mansfield, MA – Rock The Bells Festival
21- Detroit, MI- St. Andrew’s Hall
22- Cleveland, OH- House of Blues
23- Chicago, IL- House of Blues
25- San Diego, CA- House of Blues
27- Miami, FL- The Fillmore
28- Atlanta, GA- Tabernacle
29- Charlotte, NC- The Fillmore

October
1- Myrtle Beach, SC- House of Blues


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