ROCK THE BELLS 2009 FESTIVAL SERIES ANNOUNCES DATES AND VENUES OF
NORTH AMERICA'S ONLY MAJOR TOURING HIP-HOP FESTIVAL
BUSTA RHYMES, THE GZA AND THE KNUX ADDED TO THE ALL-STAR LINEUP
Guerilla Union, the promoter for the ROCK THE BELLS 2009 FESTIVAL SERIES, has unveiled the dates and venues of North America's only major touring hip-hop festival. In addition, Busta Rhymes, The GZA and The Knux will join the previously announced stellar lineup of performers featuring headliners Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, The Roots, Big Boi, Common and more.
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The 10-city tour - which kicks off June 27 in Chicago — will pass through major music venues across North America. Tickets will go on-sale in select markets starting May 2. Please check www.guerillaunion.com for the exact lineup and ticketing information for each city. Additional festival dates will be announced soon.
Another element besides top-notch musical performances fans can experience at ROCK THE BELLS is the legendary KRS-One's Temple of Hip-Hop. "Rock The Bells has always striven to be the world-class platform dedicated to hip-hop culture," states Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union. "This year we are excited to announce that KRS-One and the Temple of Hip Hop will be producing unique fan experiences dedicated to cultivating hip-hop culture by hosting guest speakers, workshops, art displays, lectures, book signings and more. Plans are still being finalized, but expect a unique Temple of Hip-Hop area to be built in each city. We are going to reach out to all artists on this year's line-up to contribute their efforts to help educate and expand perspective on hip-hop culture."
Dates and venues for the ROCK THE BELLS 2009 FESTIVAL SERIES are:
6/27/09 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
6/28/09 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/05/09 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
7/12/09 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/18/09 Boston, MA Comcast Center
7/19/09 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
8/01/09 Vancouver, BC Deer Lake Park
8/06/09 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/08/09 Los Angeles, CA San Manuel Amphitheatre
8/09/09 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre