ERYKAH BADU, GZA, MOS DEF, TALEB KWELI, MOBB DEEP
BLACK MOON, MASTA KILLA, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE AND MORE
The line-up for Rock The Bells 2011 will feature an array of seminal and up-and-coming hip-hop artists on three stages. Headliners include Ms. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Erykah Badu, and Cypress Hill. See the current line-up below and look for more performers to be announced soon.
This year's festival will head to four major North American markets. Kicking off in the Los Angeles-area on August 20 at the San Manuel Amphitheater, Rock the Bells will then head to San Francisco on August 27 at Shoreline Amphitheatre. The festival moves to the east coast for a show in New York on September 3 at Governor's Island before wrapping in Boston on September 10.
Rock The Bells featured a number of headliners performing their most influential albums in their entirety for the first time in the history of hip-hop entertainment last summer. The tradition continues this year with Ms. Lauryn Hill performing her landmark, multi-platinum selling, multi-Grammy winning album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill and Nas performing his breakthrough debut album Illmatic with special guests AZ, Pete Rock and DJ Premier.
Full album sets can also be expected from: Cypress Hill performing their 1993 multi-platinum album Black Sunday; Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star performing their 1998 self-titled debut album; Raekwon & Ghostface teaming up for critically acclaimed, platinum selling Only Built 4 Cuban Linx and more.
The Guerilla Union pre-sale for the Rock The Bells will go from June 3 at 10am PST - 10pm PST. The general on-sale starts on June 4. Fans are advised to visit www.rockthebells.net for the exact lineup per city and are encouraged to sign up for the Guerilla Union newsletter for important announcements and up-to-date information regarding the tour.
ROCK THE BELLS 2011 LINEUP
Ms. Lauryn Hill - Performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill+
Nas - Performing Illmatic+
Cypress Hill - Performing Black Sunday+
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star - Performing Black Star +
Raekwon & Ghostface - Performing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx +
Mobb Deep - Performing The Infamous +
The GZA - Performing Liquid Swords +
Souls of Mischief - Performing 93 'til Infinity +
Black Moon - Performing Enta Da Stage +
Blu & Exile
Masta Killa - Performing No Said Date +
+ notes full-album sets
* notes performance on select dates only
The RZA + MURS 3:16 + Supernatural
ROCK THE BELLS 2011 TOUR DATES
08.20 San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
08.27 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09.03 New York, NY – Governor's Island
09.10 Boston, MA - TBA