The Coup to Tour This November and December
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:38:46
Time to stage a Coup.
Relentless firebrand hip-hop outfit The Coup will be taking their notorious live show on the road for a series of highly anticipated dates on the first half of their North American Tour. Dates for the second half of the tour, which begins in late January, will be announced soon. The Oakland group will be performing in support of their new album Sorry to Bother You, which hits stores October 30.
The Coup consists of vocalist-writer and activist Boots Riley, Silk-E, and a hard-hitting cadre of musicians. DJ Pam the Funkstress also throws down, but only at select shows. The new record is an audacious new work by a visionary band. The tracks merge danceable beats, punk urgency and the astute social commentary of hip-hop to craft a refreshingly unique sound that draws from the past but never sounds anything but futuristic.
Watch a clip for their rocking anthem of insurrection "Magic Clap" below:
11/15 - Portland, OR - Bob White Theater
11/16 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo
11/17 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile
11/18 - Victoria, BC - Club 9ONE9
11/20 - Bozeman, MT - Zebra Cocktail Lounge
11/21 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
11/22 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
11/23 - Durango, CO - The Abbey Theater
11/24 - Denver, CO - Summit
11/25 - Ft Collins, CO - Hodis
11/26 - Madison, WI - The Majestic
11/27 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
11/29 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
11/30 - Chicago, IL - Mayne Stage*
12/1 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme*
12/2 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*
12/3 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre*
12/4 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater*
12/5 - Boston, MA - Middle East*
12/6 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
12/7 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts*
12/8 - Baltimore - Soundstage*
* with Japanther
Dates are subject to change and more dates may be added. Are you going to see The Coup?