Brother Ali has announced his first set of tour dates in support of his forthcoming album, All the Beauty in This Whole Life, which is due out May 5 via longtime label Rhymesayers Entertainment. Renowned for his firebrand, impassioned performances the Minneapolis MC sets out on The Own Light Tour in Omaha on May 2 with label mate Sa-Roc, who just released the track "I Am Her" in celebration of International Women's Day, as well as DJ's Last Word and Sol Messiah as they make their way across the Western seaboard before winding back through the Midwest for Soundset Festival and a few select east coast shows - full dates below. All tickets go on sale this Friday, March 10th at 10am local time. The 15-track full length, produced entirely by Atmosphere's Anthony "Ant" Davis, is Ali's first official release in five years and represents the newest and most refined chapter of his life's journey. "Each of my albums are the result of the pain, growth and eventual healing that I experience. This entire album is based on the reality that beauty is the splendor of truth," states Ali. "Beauty in all of its forms is the outward manifestation of love and virtue. It soothes the soul and pulls it gently toward the truth it communicates. Every word and note of this album is intended to either reflect beauty, or expose the ugliness that blocks us from living lives of meaning." Contrasting intensely heavy moments with joyous and grateful ones, All the Beauty in This Whole Life arrives right on time to help heal a divided nation through the power of music. Ali wouldn't have it any other way. "In times of great suffering in the outside world, the most important battles start from within."
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