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SAUL WILLIAMS LAUNCHES THE ODDITY FAIRE – A MUTATED MINI FEST TO SUPPORT LES CLAYPOOL

New York, NY: FADER Label, the recording branch of The FADER, today announced Saul Williams will hit the road for a sixteen-city national tour as the main support for Les Claypool’s The Oddity Faire – A Mutated Mini Fest starting March 7th in Los Angeles. Artists also performing select dates include DeVotchKa, Yard Dogs, Muytator, Secret Chief 3 and O’Death.

SAUL WILLIAMS LAUNCHES THE ODDITY FAIRE – A MUTATED MINI FEST TO SUPPORT LES CLAYPOOL

FADER Label Recording Artist Plans National Tour In Support of Critically Acclaimed Album “The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!

New York, NY: FADER Label, the recording branch of The FADER, today announced Saul Williams will hit the road for a sixteen-city national tour as the main support for Les Claypool’s The Oddity Faire – A Mutated Mini Fest starting March 7th in Los Angeles. Artists also performing select dates include DeVotchKa, Yard Dogs, Muytator, Secret Chief 3 and O’Death.

Saul Williams is a hybrid. A poet. A rapstar. A rockstar. Maybe the best way to describe Williams is ‘renaissance man,’ or you could simply say he’s an artist. Williams started out as an open- mic poet, so it goes without saying that he comes from a distinctly different background from a typical MC, and it shows. His talent as a spoken word artist led to a role in the 1998 feature film Slam, which won both the Sundance Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Camera D’Or.

His work in Slam was a breakthrough for Williams, leading to his debut as a recording artist, the Rick Rubin-produced Amethyst Rock Star, in 2001 followed by a critically-acclaimed self-titled album in 2004.

In 2005, Williams crossed paths with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. “I met Trent when he asked me to fill the opening slot of his European With Teeth tour,” explains Williams. “After only the 2nd show he asked if I might be down to collaborate on a song or album, whatever I saw fit. ”

Williams and Reznor’s relationship progressed from there, and both found common ground in their mutual belief “in the power of music and the intelligence of the masses.” And so a Saul Williams/Trent Reznor collaboration was inevitable, as was NiggyTardust’s rise and liberation–Reznor produced Williams’ latest LP, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust, which was released by The FADER Label as a free DRM-free download last winter–a bold and progressive move for artist and label alike.

Saul Williams recently complete his sold-out headlining US tour and received rave reviews from the media. Previously Saul Williams has shared the stage with a diverse group of acts including The Mars Volta, Cursive, My Morning Jacket, Serj Tankian, Nine Inch Nails and Blackalicious.

TOUR DATES
MARCH

07 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA *
08 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA *
10 Roseland Theater, Portland OR *
11 Showbox SoDo, Seattle WA *
13 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT *
14 Fillmore Ausitorium, Denver CO *
16 Beaumont Club, Kansas City, MO *
17 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO *
19 Myth, St. Paul MN *
20 The Rave Milwaukee, WI *
21 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL *
22 Agora Ballroom, Cleveland OH *
24 The Guverment, Toronto ON *
26 House of Blues, Boston MA *
27 Electric Factory, Philadelphia PA
28 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY *
* Opening for Les Claypool

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