Brother Ali tour dates

Brother Ali was just added to the “How the Grouch Stole Christmas” tour, kick off in LA 12/1

Brother Ali Tour Dates

12.01 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
12.02 – San Diego, CA @ Soundwave
12.03 – Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
12.04 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
12.05 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
12.06 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
12.07 – Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge
12.08 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
12.10 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
12.11 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
12.12 – Bend, OR @ Domino Room
12.14 – Sacramento, CA @ Empire
12.15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
12.16 – Oakland, CA @ New Parish
12.17 – Santa Clara, CA @ Avalon
12.18 – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
12.19 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew

BROTHER ALI ANNOUNCES SPRING TOUR DATES OVER 75 NORTH AMERICAN CITIES VISITED IN SUPPORT OF “US”

BROTHER ALI ANNOUNCES SPRING TOUR DATES OVER 75 NORTH AMERICAN CITIES VISITED IN SUPPORT OF “US”

This spring, acclaimed Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali will set out on his second extensive North American tour in support of his latest album, Us. The tour, called the “Breakin’ Dawn Tour”, also features one of the biggest new hip-hop acts to break in 2009, California-based MC, Fashawn. The trek starts on March 29th in Fargo, winding its way through Canada and hits new cities in the southern and eastern regions of America. An ambitious task yes but nothing new for the dedicated and laborious Rhymesayers wordsmith – a true testament to the dedication and reach of his fans who cannot get enough. His heavy sound and thought-provoking rhymes have created a high demand by listeners from the farthest reaches of the continent. Now even more fans will have a chance to see this legend live. Upon completion of these dates, Brother Ali will have played a total of 77 North American cities in support of Us, which Pitchfork called “the most deeply thought-provoking work of Brother Ali’s career”.

Brother Ali’s last North American tour, where he hit over 51 cities, gave him the opportunity to perform in New York with the Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, sell out two hometown shows at First Ave in Minneapolis, and share a stage with Justin Timberlake! You never know who will turn up at a Brother Ali show -it’s one not to miss!

Justin Timberlake live w/ Brother Ali @ the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

“one of independent Rap’s strongest voices” – HIPHOPDX

“Brother Ali is everything an underground rapper ought to be.” – SPIN

“Ali’s voice and flow carry the weight of automatic authority.” – FILTER

“2009’s best hip-hop release.” – ALARM

TOUR DATES
March 29th The Aquarium Fargo, ND
March 31st Zebra Cocktail Lounge Bozeman, MT
April 1st Republik Calgary, AB
April 2nd The Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
April 3rd Louis’ Pub Saskatoon, SK
April 5th Pyramid Cabaret Winnipeg, MB
April 8th The Shelter Detroit, MI
April 9th The Mod Club Toronto, ON
April 10th Ritual Nightclub Ottawa, ON
April 11th Foufoune Electriques Montreal, QC
April 13th Jerky’s Live Music Hall Providence, RI
April 14th Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
April 15th Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
April 16th Diesel Pittsburgh, PA
April 17th Horn Gallery Gambler, OH
April 20th Soapbox Laundrolounge Wilmington, NC
April 21ist The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
April 22nd The Music Farm Charleston, SC
April 23rd Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA
April 24th BottleTree Birmingham, AL
April 26th Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
April 28th Exit/In Nashville, TN
April 29th Mojo’s Columbia, MO
April 30th Otto’s Nightclub DeKalb, IL
May 1st Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
May 2nd Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA

Brother Ali performing on Jimmy Fallon

Brother Ali will be joining the Roots tomorrow night as a special guest performer on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon so make sure you tune in to NBC at 11:35 PM central to catch this rare collaboration and performance. Head over to NBC.com for more information and local air times. This is a performance you won’t want to miss!

Brother Ali – Us song

NEW BROTHER ALI TRACK + TEASER VIDEO

Brother Ali’s new record, Us, is out September 22nd on Rhymesayers Entertainment. Watch the well received teaser video for the title track here.

Download the MP3 of “Us” here

A profound personal glimpse into a vulnerability seldom seen or heard in music, Us 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. As with previous endeavors, the beats here are courtesy of Ant, whose production work seems to be getting more soulful and lush by the minute. The guest appearances only accentuate Brother Ali’s strengths, with Chuck D, Freeway, Joell Ortiz and Stokley Williams of Mint Condition making strong appearances.

**Advance Stream Available For Long Lead Press By Request**

Upcoming Tour Dates w/Evidence (of Dilated Peoples), BK One and Toki Wright:
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

Brother Ali – The Truth Is Here video DVD Trailer

Brother Ali “The Truth Is Here” DVD Trailer

This full length bonus DVD is included with Brother Ali’s newest release “The Truth Is Here” which features his sold out homecoming performance during The Undisputed Truth Tour at the legendary First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis as well as interviews, a special commentary by Brother Ali, and videos of Take Me Home and Uncle Sam Goddamn from The Undisputed Truth. The Truth Is Here captures a key period in the career of what many have called one of the most promising voices to emerge from the underground this century and will be a must have for any and every Brother Ali fan.

Brother Ali added to the Atmosphere When God Gives You Ugly Tour

Brother Ali will be main support on the tour from May 10 – May 22. He’s got a new EP , “The Truth is Here”, out on 2/10/09

“When God Gives You Ugly” TOUR DATES:

w/P.O.S as Direct Support

04.09 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
04.10 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
04.11 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
04.12 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
04.14 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater
04.15 Tempe, AZ Marquis Theatre
04.17 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
04.18 Indio, CA Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04.19 Santa Cruz, Catalyst
04.20 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
04.21 Lake Tahoe, NV Montbleu Resort and Casino
04.23 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
04.24 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo

Without P.O.S

04.25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
04.26 Victoria, BC Element
04.28 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
04.29 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
05.01 Saskatoon, SK The Odeon
05.02 Regina, SK The Riddell
05.04 Thunder Bay, ON Rockhouse
05.06 Toronto, ON The Phoenix
05.07 London, ON Music Hall London
05.08 Montreal, QC Theatre Plaza
05.09 Ottawa, ON Ritual Nightclub
05.10 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
05.12 Portland, ME The Asylum
05.13 Boston, MA House of Blues
05.15 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
05.16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
05.17 Richmond, VA Toad’s Place
05.18 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
05.19 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
05.21 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
05.22 Omaha, NE Slowdown