The Roots Picnic: TVOTR, PE, Keys

THE ROOTS LAUNCH SECOND ANNUAL ROOTS PICNIC!
Starring: THE ROOTS, TV ON THE RADIO, THE BLACK KEYS, SANTIGOLD, ASHER ROTH & MORE
And a special performance: PUBLIC ENEMY performs
IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK backed by ANTIBALAS and THE ROOTS
PHILADELPHIA'S FESTIVAL PIER AT PENN'S LANDING - Saturday, June 6

The Roots
The legendary Roots crew announced the second annual ROOTS PICNIC live in their hometown of Philadelphia! The main stage will host The Roots (2 sets), TV on the Radio, The Black Keys, Public Enemy, Antibalas, Santigold, The Pipes featuring Zoe Kravitz and Busdriver.

Asher Roth, Writtenhouse, Back to BasicsKing Britt & Dozia, Dave P. (of Making Time, etc), Kid Cudi are set to perform on the second stage.

The Grammy-Award winning hip-hop stars and newly minted house band of "Late Night Jimmy Fallon," have recently been called "the flame keepers of hip-hop authenticity" by The New York Times. Known for their incessant touring, mind-blowing live shows and conscious and creative lyricism, the Roots will perform two sets of their impeccable live sound at the Picnic.

TV on the RADIO is touring behind Dear Science, 2008's most critically acclaimed release. Dear Science was named "best album" of 2008 by Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly and Pitchfork Media's reader's poll.

And in a very special performance, Public Enemy will perform It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back along with Antibalas and The Roots – the first time this album will be recreated backed by a live band. Q Magazine summed up It Takes a Nation best when they said, "5 stars. Indispensible - the greatest rap record of all time. A landmark. A classic."

The Black Keys are an American blues-rock music duo consisting of vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer/producer Patrick Carney. Their latest album ATTACK and RELEASE was produced with Danger Mouse. The band recently performed two sold-out shows at Electric Factory as part of their most recent tour.

Santigold (formerly known as Santogold) was easily one of 2008's most exciting breakout artists. Her album and singles "Creator" and "L.E.S. Aristes" were smash hits with critics, fans and artists wanting more as she hit stages and records with artists as diverse as Jay Z, Coldplay, Bjork, MIA, Beastie Boys and many more. Recently featuring on the opening week of "JIMMY FALLON" - Santigold attended high school in Philadelphia and spent time performing as the lead singer of the punk band STIFFED.

Tickets Go On Sale This Friday, March 20 at 10 a.m.

Get tickets at LiveNation.com, 877-598-8696, EFC Box Office (111 Presidential Blvd, Bala Cynwyd, PA / cash purchase is service-charge free on-sale only) and Festival Pier (Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden St, Phila, Pa / day-of-show only)

Tickets: $49.50 (advance) | $50 (day-of-show)

http://www.okayplayer.com/rootspicnic

[Published on: 3/16/09]

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Comments

Jokerman starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/16/2009 09:12AM
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kanye and the rest of shitty hip-hop should take note of a real hip-hop act...

cdlv starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/16/2009 09:31AM
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sick

warmcarlbluntsnbisco starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/16/2009 09:37AM
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danimal2 Mon 3/16/2009 09:46AM
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danimal2

bad ass

kearneyval Mon 3/16/2009 10:27AM
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wow. no WAY I miss this.

toestothenose starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/16/2009 10:33AM
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toestothenose

Killer line-up should be a blast - last years was great w/ the roots playing w/ everyone. Too bad that venue is so crappy - aww philly please rethink the great plaza....

toestothenose Mon 3/16/2009 10:35AM
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toestothenose

Here's a link to some footage from last year - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSiYXcZzsEk&feature=channel_page

thewormisgod starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/16/2009 10:38AM
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This lineup is killer, and the TVOTR/Antibalas combo is sure to be killer.

HA bluntsnbisco, nice try on thinking you are the first to know about Phish at Shoreline. common knowledge. 6th is also confirmed. lay off the K.

Flat5 Mon 3/16/2009 01:41PM
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Flat5

now Thats fuckin cool

tDB get me off Mon 3/16/2009 06:26PM
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tDB get me off

this looks solid. looks like ill be making the trip from B-Lo then to PHHHEEEESH

GeorgieP Tue 3/17/2009 10:40AM
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GeorgieP

Oh my God. I might have to go just for that Public Enemy performance. With the LSAT Monday the 8th and me going to 2 shows Phish shows and this that weekend, I might end up having to go to law school online. Is it worth it? Yes.

MyDogIsBlaze Thu 3/19/2009 05:01PM
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MyDogIsBlaze

Wow, If I wasn't goin to Bonnaroo and PHeeeesh in camden,and ny, i would be there! Have fun phellows.