DIZZEE RASCAL AND EL-P TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA IN MAY – SELECT SHOWS IN THE U.S. AND CANADA- THE FIRST TOUR FOR DIZZEE RASCAL IN AMERICA IN 3 YEARS
At SXSW, UK grime innovator Dizzee Rascal and Brooklyn indie rap icon, El-P each provided incendiary sets that were enthusiastically received by those lucky enough to get in. Dizzee and El are re-joining to do 12 dates at select locations in the US and Canada. Tour dates below. Dizzee Rascal’s Maths+English on Definitive Jux out April 29th.
Rolling Stone on Dizzee at SXSW: Dizzee Rascal delivered forty minutes of blistering, grimy hip-hop.The set drew heavily from his latest, Maths + English (finally seeing a physical U.S. release April 29 after being out in the U.K. for nearly a year)
Pitchfork on Dizzee at SXSW: fans were treated to a talented MC with a crew who likes shout-outs and shoes. His set drew as much from excellent early material as it did from Maths + English, and the high-BPM beats kept the show flowing and energetic.
Wired: this U.K. rapper is the reason anyone knows “grime” is a music genre.
May 8 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 9 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
May 10 New York, NY – Webster Hall
May 11 Boston, MA – Middle East
May 12 Ottawa, Ontario – New Capital Music Hall
May 14 Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
May 15 Chicago, IL – The Abbey
May 16 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Club
May 19 Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 20 Portland, OR – Berbati’s Pan
May 21 San Francisco, CA – 1015
May 22 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey