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  • 07/28/2009

Brother Ali Announces Us, Tours

Hip-hop head-nodders and lovers of words, be advised. Your brother-in-arms, Minneapolis-based MC Brother Ali, has finished prepping his follow-up to 2007's The Undisputed Truth. The next chapter in Ali's anthology of personal albums, entitled Us, comes September 22 from backpack rap's dream team, Rhymesayers. The label that has released fine work from the likes of P.O.S and MF DOOM reports that Brother Ali's new album "touches on the strengths and flaws of the human condition, exploring drug abuse, divorce, homophobia, and many more topics that most people are scared to touch in their own lives, much less on an album for the world to see." Sounds like a heavy slice of hip-hop if we've ever heard of one. A tour of North America with fellow mic-rockers Evidence, BK One, and Toki Wright will follow Us' release. The confirmed dates of his epic tour are listed below.

SEPT 22 DULUTH, MN, PIZZA LUCE
SEPT 23 MANKATO, MN, WHAT’S UP LOUNGE
SEPT 24 IOWA CITY, IA, THE INDUSTRY
SEPT 25 SIOUX FALLS, SD, NUTTY’S NORTH
SEPT 26 OMAHA, NE, THE WAITING ROOM
SEPT 27 LAWRENCE, KS, GRANADA
SEPT 29 DENVER, CO, OGDEN THEATER
SEPT 30 BOULDER, CO, FOX THEATRE
OCT 1 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, THE BLACK SHEEP
OCT 2 SALT LAKE CITY, UT, IN THE VENUE
OCT 3 BOISE, ID, THE VENUE
OCT 4 MISSOULA, MT, THE BADLANDER
OCT 6 SPOKANE, WA, THE BOULEVARD
OCT 7 SEATTLE, WA, NEUMO’S
OCT 8 VICTORIA, BC, ELEMENT
OCT 9 VANCOUVER, BC, VENUE
OCT 10 BELLINGHAM, WA, THE NIGHTLIGHT
OCT 11 PORTLAND, OR, HAWTHORNE THEATER
OCT 12 EUGENE, OR, WOW HALL
OCT 14 ARCATA, CA, HUMBOLDT STATE UNIV
OCT 15 RENO, NV, THE NEW OASIS
OCT 16 SANTA CRUZ, CA, THE CATALYST
OCT 17 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, SLIM’S
OCT 18 SANTA CLARA, CA, AVALON NIGHTCLUB
OCT 20 LOS ANGELES, CA, EL REY THEATRE
OCT 21 SAN DIEGO, CA, CANE’S
OCT 22 TEMPE, AZ, CLUB RED
OCT 23 TUCSON, AZ, CLUB CONGRESS
OCT 24 ALBUQUERQUE, NM, SUNSHINE THEATER
OCT 26 LUBBOCK, TX, THE FOUNDATION
OCT 27 DALLAS, TX, GRANADA THEATER
OCT 28 AUSTIN, TX, EMO’S
OCT 29 HOUSTON, TX, WAREHOUSE LIVE
NOV 1 ORLANDO, FL, THE SOCIAL
NOV 4 CARRBORO, NC, CAT’S CRADLE
NOV 5 BALTIMORE, MD, THE OTTOBAR
NOV 6 PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1st UNITARIAN CHURCH
NOV 7 NEW YORK, NY, IRVING PLAZA
NOV 8 BOSTON, MA, THE PARADISE
NOV 9 BURLINGTON, VT, HIGHER GROUND
NOV 10 PORTLAND, ME, THE ASYLUM
NOV 11 NORTHAMPTON, MA, PEARL STREET
NOV 13 CLEVELAND, OH, GROG SHOP
NOV 14 COLUMBUS, OH, SKULLY’S MUSIC DINER
NOV 15 LOUISVILLE, KY, UNCLE PLEASANT’S
NOV 17 ANN ARBOR, MI, BLIND PIG
NOV 18 CHICAGO, IL, METRO
NOV 19 MADISON, WI, BARRYMORE THEATER
NOV 20 MINNEAPOLIS, MN, FIRST AVENUE

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