Atmosphere new tour dates

TMOSPHERE ANNOUNCE DATES: TO ALL MY FRIENDS TOUR
BLUEPRINT, GRIEVES, BUDO, AND DJ RARE GROOVE JOIN IN ON THE FUN

Atmosphere, the most prolific group in independent rap, has announced plans to tour the US with Rhymesayers label-mates Blueprint, Grieves & Budo, and DJ Rare Groove. The tour, which stretches 23 performances across the month of September into the beginning of October, will stoke anticipation for Blueprint’s upcoming release while introducing audiences to recent signees Grieves & Budo, who are also slated to release an album in the near future.

Since it’s inception in 1995, Rhymesayers Entertainment has fostered one of the most inventive and organic musical communities in the country. Atmosphere formed in 1995 when a mutual friend introduced Sean Daley, who MCs as Slug, to producer Ant. The two set to work and have since built an inland empire, selling hundreds of thousands of records independently and forging a new model for the post-millennial music business. Relentless tour schedules across five continents have gained them notoriety in industry circles and have proven to be their most effective promotional asset.

An Atmosphere show is a passionate, whole-hearted immersion into hip-hop idealism that’s complimented by a full live band. Slug is known to deliver lyrics with unbridled energy over deafening drums, alternately emoting over lost love and calling out those that would detract him for doing so. Blueprint is a welcome companion for this tour, armed with a bevy of new material that’s certain to expose audiences to an unfamiliar facet of his character. Grieves & Budo, with the last three years spent on the road and their recent appearances at SXSW, Soundset, and Bamboozle, round out the bill.

“This Minneapolis indie rap hero [Slug] has potential to spare, delivering taut, complex rhyme narratives with everyman earnestness.” – Rolling Stone

“Print’s fresh take on the relatively common ghetto life theme is a powerful example of his wordplay capabilities.” – Pitchfork

“Grieves’s disarming charisma and flow float his signature new-jack emo swag: self-image, self-abuse, relationships, family-it’s all there, just far better executed than the hordes of bedroom MCs/producers who pose as fans these days.” – The Stranger

ATMOSPHERE TO ALL MY FRIENDS TOUR DATES:

9.08- Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
9.09- Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
9.10- Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre (with Mudkids) *
9.11- Covington, KY Madison Theater
9.12- Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
9.15- Bozeman, MT Gallatin County Fairgrounds
9.16- Missoula, MT Wilma Theater
9.17- Missoula, MT Wilma Theater
9.18- Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
9.20- Boise, ID Knitting Factory
9.21- Bend, OR Midtown Ballroom
9.22- Eugene, OR McDonald Theater
9.24- Chico, CA Senator Theatre
9.25- Reno, NV Knitting Factory
9.27- Arcata, CA Arcata Community Center
9.28- Sacramento, CA Sacramento State Union Ballroom
9.29- Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst
10.01- Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
10.02- Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
10.04- Rapid City, SD Dublin Square
10.05- Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Empire Expo Building
10.06- Des Moines, IA People’s Court
10.07- Chicago, IL Congress Theater

* Grieves & Budo not performing

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