TALIB KWELI AND HI-TEK CRANK UP TOUR TO SUPPORT “REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE”
Burbank, CA – Famed hip-hop duo Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek are gearing up to embark on a national tour to support their long-awaited reunion album Revolutions Per Minute.
The two first turned and bobbed heads with their instant classic Train of Thought in 2000 that many felt was the last great contribution to “The Golden Era” of Hip-Hop. Praised for its uplifting messages and earthy vibes, fans have been anticipating a follow-up for more than a decade.
In a March 2010 review by The Source magazine, Revolutions Per Minute was given an outstanding 4½ mic review stating that, “While Train of Thought placed Hip-Hoppers into a soulful, spiritual trance that could be likened to Tribe’s Low End Theory, Revolutions Per Minute adopts a modern Public Enemy timbre with lyrical grace and production that doesn’t alienate.”
The album is exclusively produced by Hi-Tek, and features appearances by Estelle, Bilal, Bun B, Mos Def, Jay Electronica, J. Cole, Res and Chester French.
Aside from the denotative meaning—the number of times a record can go around on a record player—Talib Kweli explains the title of the album is two-fold: “It’s the idea of revolution through music. It’s the idea that people in today’s culture take things in YouTube-sized bites and clips and if it’s not in a clip or a soundbite or something that you can fit in under a minute, people don’t pay attention to it. The idea is: How many revolutions can you get accomplished in under a minute in a quick culture?”
Tickets for the tour are now available on www.ticketmaster.com. Dates are as follows:
Thu 4/22 Cincinnati, OH / Covington, KY Xavier Univ. / Madison Theatre
Fri 4/23 Evanston, IL Northwestern Univ.
Sat 4/24 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Sun 4/25 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
Tue 4/27 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Thu 4/29 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
Fri 4/30 New Brunswick, NJ Rutgers Univ.
Sun 5/2 Long Island, NY Crazy Donkey
Mon 5/3 Washington DC Black Cat
Wed 5/5 Philadelphia, PA The Note
Mon 5/10 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
Tue 5/11 Tulsa, OK Cain’s
Wed 5/12 Houston, TX Warehouse
Thu 5/13 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
Sat 5/15 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Sun 5/16 Denver, CO Bluebird
Wed 5/19 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
Thu 5/20 Anaheim, CA The Grove
Fri 5/21 Phoenix, AZ The Clubhouse
Sat 5/22 Tucson, AZ DV8
Sun 5/23 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
Mon 5/24 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
Tue 5/25 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Wed 5/26 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Nightclub
Thu 5/27 Eugene, OR The Blueprint
Fri 5/28 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre
Sat 5/29 Seattle, WA ShowBox at the Market