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    Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:01:10

    Nas + Lauryn Hill Announce Life Is Good/Black Rage Tour - It's coming in October

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    Two luminaries are hitting the road together this fall.

    Hip-hop and music superpowers Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill will embark on the Life Is Good/Black Rage tour, dates this fall. Both musicians, who are responsible for influencing a generation of music lovers, will share the stage for an experience that fans have long been waiting for. Tickets can be purchased beginning today.

    The tour takes its name from Nas' Life Is Good and "Black Rage," a new song by Ms. Lauryn Hill about the derivative effects of racial inequity and abuse. The track, which will be released this fall, is described by Ms. Hill as a juxtaposition to the statement "life is good," which she believes can only be so when these long standing issues are addressed and resolved.

    "I use the performance platform as an opportunity to express the energy of that moment, and the intention behind it," said Ms. Hill. "I've been a long standing rebel against the stale, over commoditization. As artists we have opportunity to help the public evolve, raise consciousness and awareness, teach, heal, enlighten and inspire in ways the democratic process may not be able to touch. So we keep it moving."

    "This is history," Nas said. "Better late than never. Life is good!"

    Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

    Tour Dates:

    October 6th Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion (NAS ONLY)
    October 20th Phoenix, AZ Arizona State Fairgrounds (NAS ONLY)
    October 26th Asheville, NC MOOG Festival (NAS ONLY)
    October 27th Nashville, TN Riverfront Park (NAS ONLY)
    October 28th New Orleans, LA Voodoo Festival (NAS ONLY)
    October 29th Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
    October 31st Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
    November 2nd Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
    November 3rd Norfolk, VA NorVa Theatre (NAS ONLY)
    November 4th Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
    November 7th Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
    November 9th Rochester, NY Main Street Armory(NAS ONLY)
    November 11th Boston, MA House of Blues
    November 14th Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
    November 16th Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
    November 17th Magna, UT Salt Air
    November 19th Oakland, CA Fox Oakland Theater
    December 31st New York, NY Radio City Music Hall (NAS ONLY)

    Will you be attending the tour featuring two hip-hop luminaries?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    09.21.12



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