Aesop Rock embarks on extensive north American tour

Aesop RockAesop Rock EMBARKS ON EXTENSIVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH ROB SONIC AND DJ BIG WIZ PERFORMING ON ALL DATES, CAGE ON SELECT DATES IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM NONE SHALL PASS, OUT AUGUST 28TH ON DEFINITIVE JUX

The illustrious and prolific Definitive Jux artist Aesop Rock will be touring North America this fall with Rob Sonic, Blockhead (w/ DJ Signify), Cage, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and The Octopus Project on select dates in support of his new album, None Shall Pass. DJ Big Wiz will be on turntable duty for Aesop and Rob on all shows. Dates are listed below, with interviews, photos, and music available upon request.


Responsible for all but revolutionizing the entire face of underground hip-hop in the early portion of this decade with a slew of potent and influential releases such as 2000’s Float LP, 2001’s monumental Labor Days LP, and 2003’s Bazooka Tooth to his most recent EP/book, 2005’s Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives, Aesop Rock (aka Ian Bavitz) has proven that resting on his past laurels is all but forbidden. In the last year alone, Aesop has released a 45-minute workout mix for Nike+, a short story in collaboration with visual artist Jeremy Fish, and scored music for two short films. 2007 finds Aesop delivering his next full length album, the highly anticipated None Shall Pass on Definitive Jux.

press on Aesop Rock:
Aesop Rock introduced a raw, urgent, intelligent new sound designed to break the monotony of mainstream rap.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Even among the hip-hop heavies who record for his local label, Def Jux, rapper Aesop Rock manages to stand out thanks to a vulnerable storytelling style that’s all too rare among the genre’s tough guys.” – NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Aesop Rock is indie rap’s surrealist, a spewer and sneerer given to oblique code and artfully jumbled syntax. His voice is a bassy, agile instrument that rhymes ‘evil’ gracefully with ‘amoeba’.” -BLENDER

upcoming tour dates:
7/28/07 SEATTLE, WA CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY
9/6/07 PORTLAND, OR NORTHWEST MUSIC FESTIVAL

w/ Cage and Blockhead:
9/8/07 PHILADELPHIA, PA STARLIGHT BALLROOM
9/9/07 NEW YORK, NY IRVING PLAZA
9/10/07 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 CLUB
9/11/07 PITTSBURGH, PA REX THEATRE

w/ The Octopus Project and Blockhead:
9/13/07 CHICAGO, IL METRO
9/14/07 MADISON, WI BARRYMORE
9/15/07 MILWAUKEE, WI PABST THEATRE
9/16/07 MINNEAPOLIS, MN FIRST AVENUE
9/18/07 DETROIT, MI MAGIC STICK
9/19/07 CLEVELAND, OH GROG SHOP
9/21/07 BALTIMORE, MD OTTOBAR
9/22/07 PROVIDENCE, RI LIVING ROOM
9/23/07 BOSTON, MA MIDDLE EAST
9/25/07 NORTHAMPTON, MA IRON HORSE
9/26/07 BURLINGTON, VT HIGHER GROUND

w/ Black Moth Super Rainbow and Blockhead:
10/10/07 SAN FRANCISCO, CA FILLMORE
10/12/07 LOS ANGELES, CA HENRY FONDA THEATRE
10/13/07 PHOENIX, AZ CLUBHOUSE
10/15/07 ALBUQUERQUE, NM SUNSHINE THEATRE
10/16/07 DURANGO, CO ABBEY THEATRE
10/18/07 DENVER, CO CERVANTES
10/19/07 BOULDER, CO FOX THEATRE
10/20/07 FT. COLLINS, CO AGGIE THEATRE
10/22/07 SALT LAKE CITY, UT IN THE VENUE
10/25/07 PORTLAND, OR WONDER BALLROOM
10/26/07 VANCOUVER, BC COMMODORE
10/27/07 BELLINGHAM, WA NIGHTLIGHT
10/30/07 EUGENE, OR WOW HALL
11/07/07 ASHEVILLE, NC ORANGE PEEL
11/9/07 ORLANDO, FL CLUB FIRESTONE
11/10/07 MIAMI, FL STUDIO A
11/12/07 NEW ORLEANS, LA HOUSE OF BLUES
11/13/07 BATON ROUGE, LA SPANISH MOON
11/15/07 DALLAS, TX THE LOFT
11/16/07 HOUSTON, TX WAREHOUSE LIVE
11/17/07 AUSTIN, TX EMOS
11/19/07 NASHVILLE, TN EXIT IN
11/20/07 ATLANTA, GA MJQ

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