GUERILLA UNION ANNOUNCES "THE JONES EXPERIENCE"
NAS' HEADLINING TOUR IN SUPPORT OF HIS UNTITLED NINTH STUDIO ALBUM
FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS TALIB KWELI, JAY ELECTRONICA AND DJ GREEN LANTERN
Influential and often controversial multiplatinum New York rapper Nas (Nasir Jones) has announced his full summer tour schedule, in support of his untitled ninth studio album. Produced by Guerilla Union (Rock the Bells, Paid Dues), THE JONES EXPERIENCE--"a big show in an intimate venue," as described by Nas--will feature him along with special guests Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica and DJ Green Lantern performing in small clubs across North America. The 21-date tour kicks off Tuesday, July 22 in Montreal and wraps up Labor Day weekend in Minneapolis. The shows will take place in between Nas' previously announced appearances on this summer's Rock The Bells 2008 International Festival Series, which will also feature Jay Electronica and DJ Green Lantern.
On THE JONES EXPERIENCE tour, Nas states: "I felt this experience was important because I wanted to touch my fans in an intimate setting with this new album. All the fans that have supported me over the years, I truly appreciate it and this is my way of giving back. My album drops on July 15 and I hope to take the movement from the stores to the stage. Bootleg it or buy it... Just make sure you got it."
Nas' untitled album arrives in stores today (July 15) via the Def Jam/Jones Experience imprint and features the first single "Hero." The disc is the follow up to his hugely successful, Grammy-nominated album Hip-Hop Is Dead, which entered the Billboard 200 album chart at #1 in December 2006. The set features collaborations with multiple MCs, musicians and producers including Busta Rhymes, Mark Ronson, the Dapkings, DJ Green Lantern, DJ Toomp, Stic.Man from Dead Prez, Stargate, DJ Cool & Dre and tourmate Jay Electronica.
THE JONES EXPERIENCE will be the only place this summer to see the rare mix of commercially-successful, critically-acclaimed and on-the-rise hip hop artists together in an intimate venue. Tickets information is available on www.guerillaunion.com/nas.
THE JONES EXPERIENCE & ROCK THE BELLS FESTIVAL SERIES Tour Dates:
+7/19 | Chicago, IL | First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
+7/20 | Toronto | Arrow Hall
7/22 | Montreal, QB | Metropolis
7/24 | Burlington, VT | Higher Ground
7/25 | New Haven, CT | Toad's Place
+7/26 | Boston, MA | Comcast Center
+7/27 | Washington, DC | Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/29 | Charlotte, NC | Amos' Southend
7/30 | Charleston, SC | Music Farm
7/31 | Atlanta, GA | Center Stage
8/1 | New Orleans, LA | House of Blues
8/8 | Las Vegas, NV | House of Blues
8/10 | San Diego, CA | House of Blues
8/14 | Reno, NV | New Oasis
8/15 | Chico, CA | Senator Theatre
+8/16 | San Francisco, CA | Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/22 | Park City, UT | Harry O's
+8/23 | Denver, CO | Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
8/24 | Austin, TX | Emo's
8/25 | Houston, TX | Warehouse Live
8/26 | Dallas, TX | House of Blues
8/28 | Cleveland, OH | House of Blues
8/29 | Detroit, MI | Chene Park
8/30 | Champaign, IL | Canopy Club
9/3 | St. Louis, MO | The Pageant
9/4 | Milwaukee, WI | The Rave
9/5 | Minneapolis, MN | First Avenue
+9/6 | Quincy, WA | The Gorge Amphitheatre
+Denotes Rock The Bells tour dates
Check out JamBase's exclusive feature/interview with Nas here.