Fusicology.com on May 10, 2012with 0 comments
Soundset Appearance and 22 North American Dates in Support of Upcoming Skelethon LP Out in July 10th on Rhymesayers Entertainment.
Renowned rapper and producer, Aesop Rock, is preparing to wax poetically to throngs of fans across North America this summer as he makes his way across the continent touring in support of his upcoming release, Skelethon. The New York-bred, San Francisco-based master of all flows atypical is set to kick off his tour, along with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz, July 13th in Los Angeles and will traverse across the US and Canada through August.
Aesop Rock’s upcoming tour directly follows the July 10th release of his sixth LP, Skelethon on Rhymesayers Entertainment. This release not only sees the artist back rapping on his own (after multiple collaborations with Felt, Hail Mary Mallon, The Uncluded, and more) but also marks his first wholly self-produced effort.
Aesop’s new album follows in the wake of several deep personal losses and highlights subject matter that deals with the sometimes-futile ways people try to cope with serious issues. While the sounds are familiar, we see Aesop venturing in some exciting new directions with guest appearances from indie rock archetype, Kimya Dawson, as well as Allyson Baker of Dirty Ghosts, Hanni El Khatib, Nicky Fleming-Yaryan,Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz and the Grimace Federation. Aesop will assuredly amaze concertgoers with his lyrical algorithms and starkly raw live energy.
San Francico-based producer and live beat maker Edison will support on the full tour with Seattle rap duo Dark Time Sunshine opening on US dates only. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 11th.
AESOP ROCK W/ ROB SONIC AND DJ BIG WIZ – TOUR DATES
5/27 Shakopee, MN Soundset Festival
7/13 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
7/15 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
7/19 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
7/20 Vancouver, BC Venue
7/21 Seattle, WA Seattle Block Party
7/23 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
7/24 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
7/27 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre
7/28 Chicago, IL Metro
7/30 Toronto, ON Mod Club
7/31 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
8/2 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
8/3 New York, NY Irving Plaza
8/4 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
8/5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
8/7 Atlanta, GA The Loft
8/9 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
8/10 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
8/11 Austin, TX Mohawk
8/13 Tuscon, AZ Rialto Theater
8/14 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater
8/15 San Diego, CA Belly Up
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