Brother Ali Tour, MP3 &: Album w/ Chuck D & Ant

Brother Ali Announces New Album And North American Tour

Brother Ali
Brother Ali's last album, the critically acclaimed, The Undisputed Truth, was an album of bold statements and social awareness without being preachy. Ali's new album, Us, Street Date September 22, has turned his gaze inward and starts to examine the human condition from the outside in. A profound, personal glimpse into a vulnerability seldom seen or heard in music, Us touches on the strengths and flaws of the human condition, exploring drug abuse, divorce, homophobia and many more topics that most people are scared to touch in their own lives, much less on an album for the world to see.

As with previous endeavors, the beats here are courtesy of Ant (of Atmosphere), whose production work seems to be getting more soulful and lush by the minute. The guest appearances only accentuate Brother Ali's strengths, with Chuck D, Freeway, Joell Ortiz and Stokley Williams of Mint Condition making strong appearances.

In support of the new album, Ali is embarking on a North American tour of epic proportions, enlisting the help of labelmates and collaborators Evidence (of Dilated Peoples), BK One and Toki Wright.

Peep the video for the fist single "Us," it's pretty dope. And you can download "Us" for free here:

Tour Dates:
09/07/09 Mon Neumos Seattle, WA
09/22/09 Tue Pizza Luce Duluth, MN
09/23/09 Wed What's Up? Lounge Mankato, MN
09/24/09 Thu The Industry Iowa City , IA
09/25/09 Fri Nutty's North Sioux Falls, SD
09/27/09 Sun Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
09/29/09 Tue Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
09/30/09 Wed Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
10/01/09 Thu Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
10/02/09 Fri In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
10/03/09 Sat The Venue Boise, ID
10/04/09 Sun The Badlander Missoula, MT
10/06/09 Tue The Boulevard Spokane, WA
10/07/09 Wed Neumos Seattle, WA
10/08/09 Thu Element Victoria, BC
10/09/09 Fri Venue Vancouver, BC
10/10/09 Sat Nightlight Bellingham, WA
10/11/09 Sun Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
10/12/09 Mon WOW Hall Eugene, OR
10/14/09 Wed Humboldt State University Arcata, CA
10/15/09 Thu New Oasis Sparks, NV
10/16/09 Fri The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
10/17/09 Sat Slim's San Francisco, CA
10/18/09 Sun Avalon Nightclub Sacramento, CA
10/20/09 Tue El Rey Theater Los Angeles, CA
10/21/09 Wed Canes Bar and Grill San Diego, CA
10/22/09 Thu Club Red Tempe, AZ
10/23/09 Fri Club Congress Tucson, AZ
10/24/09 Sat Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM
10/26/09 Mon The Foundation Lubbock, TX
10/27/09 Tue Granada Theater Dallas, TX
10/28/09 Wed Emo's Alternative Lounge Austin, TX
10/29/09 Thu Warehouse Live Houston, TX
11/01/09 Sun The Social Orlando, FL
11/04/09 Wed Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
11/05/09 Thu Ottobar Baltimore, MD
11/06/09 Fri First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
11/07/09 Sat The Fillmore at Irving Plaza New York, NY
11/08/09 Sun Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
11/09/09 Mon Higher Ground Burlington, VT
11/10/09 Tue The Asylum Portland, ME
11/11/09 Wed Pearl Street Nightclub Northampton, MA
11/13/09 Fri Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
11/14/09 Sat Skully's Columbus, OH
11/15/09 Sun Uncle Pleasants Louisville, KY
11/17/09 Tue The Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
11/18/09 Wed Metro Chicago, IL
11/19/09 Thu Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI
11/20/09 Fri First Avenue Minneapolis, MN

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