Monday, February 18, 2008

EL-P Announces May Minneapolis Date With Dizzee Rascal


(El-P)


(Dizzee Rascal)

Download: El-P - "Run The Numbers"
Download: Dizzee Rascal - "Fix Up, Look Sharp"

Pitchfork reported the news on Friday that EL_P and Dizzee Rascal, two of hip-hops most dynamic, creative and forward-thinking artists, have teamed up to do a tour together, one which will touch down in Minneapolis in the middle of May. The tour partnership is apropos of the fact that Def Jux, El-P's label, will spearheading the US release of Rascal's widely acclaimed third album Maths + English. The Pitchfork article quotes El-P as saying that "as big as (Rascal) is overseas, he's never really had as much of a chance to get out there in the U.S., so the idea of touring with him is really exciting for me. Between the two of us it should be a pretty insane experience."

Speaking of insanity, the article also states that El-P is working on a follow-up to last year's outstanding I'll Sleep When Your Dead, stating on his aforementioned MySpace blog that the new effort "will most likely be a little more than an ep, a bit less than an album, and a whole lot of fuckery."

Based on the results of his last effort, it's safe to say that the world could use more of El-P's fuckery.

Here be tour dates, courtesy of the 'Fork:

03-13 Austin, TX - The Scoot Inn (Definitive Jux SXSW showcase) *
05-08 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05-09 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
05-10 New York, NY - Webster Hall
05-11 Boston, MA - Middle East
05-12 Ottawa, Ontario - New Capital Music Hall
05-14 Detroit, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
05-15 Chicago, IL - The Abbey
05-16 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Club
05-19 Seattle, WA - Neumos
05-20 Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan
05-21 San Francisco, CA - 1015
05-22 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey


Dizzee Rascal's Maths + English will be out on Def Jux on April 22nd. El-P's I'll Sleep When You're Dead is out now.

EL-P MySpace Page
Dizzee Rascal MySpace Page

(Jonathan Graef)

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