Published Feb 13, 2013It's been almost two years since out-there Seattle hip-hop outfit Shabazz Palaces delivered their debut disc Black Up, though the album has enough legs for the act to support it with another string of North American dates.
A press release notes that Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler and the rest of his crew will head out on the road this spring with fellow Emerald City hip-hop experimenters THEEsatisfaction. While the latter duo just delivered their Loves Erykah Badu tribute tape, the trek will serve as THEESatisfaction's first major tour behind last year's debut LP awE naturalE.
THEESatisfaction play a few solo shows in March, but the Sub Pop labelmates will team up for dates in April and May that will have them hitting Toronto's Lee's Palace together. Shabazz Palaces will also play Victoria and Vancouver. You can check the details down below.
The trip just may be your chance to hear some new Shabazz Palaces material, as the press sheet notes that the band are currently at work on the follow-up to Black Up, though no details were given beyond that.
3/8 Seattle, WA - LoFi (DJ Set) ^
3/22 Seattle, WA - Neumos ^
3/24 Boise, ID - Treefort Fest (Neurolux) ^
3/ 28 Oakland, CA - The New Parish (DJ Set) ^
4/19 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe*
4/20 Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin - The Sett*
4/21 Grinnell, IA - Grinnell College*
4/22 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick*
4/23 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace*
4/24 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt*
4/25 Middletown, CT - Wesleyan University - Eclectic House*
4/26 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
4/27 Washington, DC - Black Cat*
4/29 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern Cafe & Music Hall*
5/1 Memphis, TN - Rumba Room*
5/2 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater*
5/3 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's*
5/4 Austin, TX - Red 7*
5/6 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge*
5/7 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge*
5/8 Boise, ID - Neurolux
5/9 Victoria, BC - Upstairs Cabaret+
5/10 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
* Shabazz Palaces ,THEESatisfaction
+ Shabazz Palaces, Monolithium