Shad Added to 2009 Vans Warped Tour

Shad Added to 2009 Vans Warped Tour
After a great 2008, Canadian hip-hop artist Shad is poised to raise his profile in the United States. Since releasing his sophomore album, The Old Prince, to rave reviews towards the end of 2007, the London, ON-bred MC has spent his time (outside of school) touring Canada. Heck, he turned enough critics' heads to be nominated for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize and though he didn't win, he drew plenty of attention for his infectiously energetic performances and slyly conscious rhymes.

Now comes word that Shad has been added to the 2009 Vans Warped Tour, which will see him invading the U.S. (and Canadian cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver) this summer. So, while it's early yet, it's time to mark your calendars and tell a friend; Shad's coming to rock a mic in a city near you.

Vans Warped Tour Dates:

26-Jun-09 Pomona, California
27-Jun-09 San Francisco, California
28-Jun-09 Ventura, California
30-Jun-09 Phoenix, Arizona
1-Jul-09 Las Cruces, New Mexico
2-Jul-09 San Antonio, Texas
5-Jul-09 Dallas, Texas
7-Jul-09 Indianapolis, Indiana
8-Jul-09 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
9-Jul-09 Cleveland, Ohio
10-Jul-09 Toronto, Ontario
11-Jul-09 Montreal, Quebec
12-Jul-09 Hartford, Connecticut
14-Jul-09 Washington, Washington DC
15-Jul-09 Buffalo, New York
16-Jul-09 Scranton, Pennsylvania
17-Jul-09 Camden, New Jersey
18-Jul-09 Uniondale, New York
19-Jul-09 TBD, New Jersey
21-Jul-09 Boston, Massachusetts
22-Jul-09 Virginia Beach, Virginia
23-Jul-09 Charlotte, North Carolina
24-Jul-09 Orlando, Florida
25-Jul-09 Miami, Florida
26-Jul-09 Tampa Bay, Florida
28-Jul-09 Atlanta, Georgia
29-Jul-09 Cincinnati, Ohio
30-Jul-09 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
31-Jul-09 Detroit, Michigan
1-Aug-09 Chicago, Illinois
2-Aug-09 Minneapolis, Minnesota
3-Aug-09 St. Louis, Missouri
4-Aug-09 Kansas City, Missouri
7-Aug-09 Boise, Idaho
8-Aug-09 Salt Lake City, Utah
9-Aug-09 Denver, Colorado
12-Aug-09 Calgary, Alberta
14-Aug-09 Vancouver, British Columbia
15-Aug-09 Seattle, Washington
16-Aug-09 Portland, Oregon
19-Aug-09 Fresno, California
20-Aug-09 San Francisco, California
21-Aug-09 Sacramento, California
22-Aug-09 San Diego, California
23-Aug-09 Los Angeles, California

Shad "Brother (Watching)"