Eyedea and Abilities Tour


Eyedea and Abilities
2009 was a landmark year for Minnesota-based duo Eyedea and Abilities - the group made a rousing comeback from a five-year hiatus with the release of their new album By The Throat, their most progressive and refined effort to date.

The live appearances that followed the album's release (including several dates with Atmosphere) once again proved the duo's penchant for intense, emotionally draining performances.

In keeping with the rhymesayers' notoriety for relentless touring schedules, the duo are heading out on a three week run of dates that will see them crossing into Canada as well as blanketing the West Coast and Southwest of the U.S. Audiences can expect nothing less than a frenetic bombast featuring the respected vocal talents of legendary MC Eyedea (renowned winner of HBO's Blaze Battle, Scribble Jam, etc.) accompanied by the virtuosic accompaniment of DJ Abilities, long respected for his immaculate turntable skills.

Eyedea and Abilities Tour Dates
01/28/10 Thu Pizza Luce Duluth, MN
01/29/10 Fri Augsburg College Minneapolis, MN
01/31/10 Sun The Palace Missoula, MT
02/01/10 Mon The Blvd Spokane, WA
02/02/10 Tue Republik Calgary, AB
02/03/10 Wed Brixx Edmonton, AB
02/05/10 Fri Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC
02/06/10 Sat Nectar Seattle, WA
02/07/10 Sun Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
02/08/10 Mon WOW Hall Eugene, OR
02/10/10 Wed Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
02/11/10 Thu Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
02/12/10 Fri Chasers Scottsdale, AZ
02/13/10 Sat Green Room Flagstaff, AZ
02/15/10 Mon The Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
02/16/10 Tue The Marquis Theater Denver, CO
02/18/10 Thu Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence, KS
02/19/10 Fri Firebird St. Louis, MO
02/20/10 Sat High Noon Saloon Madison, WI

Praise for By The Throat

"Combined with newly found experiences, newly discovered self-awareness and newly refined skills, By the Throat catches this almost-forgotten duo at a new height of the pair's combined powers." - URB

"By the Throat, succinct and emotive, is the perfect convergence of styles, attacking the listener's jugular with a powerful punk thrust, cynical observations, and an out-and-out assault on hip-hop's standards." - Popmatters

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