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EYEDEA AND ABILITIES TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA RHYMESAYERS RECORDING ARTISTS TO HIT THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF BY THE THROAT

EYEDEA AND ABILITIES TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA RHYMESAYERS RECORDING ARTISTS TO HIT THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF BY THE THROAT

2009 was a landmark year for Minnesota-based duo Eyedea and Abilities – the group made a rousing comeback from a five-year hiatus with the release of their new album By The Throat, their most progressive and refined effort to date. The live appearances that followed the album’s release (including several dates with Atmosphere) once again proved the duo’s penchant for intense, emotionally draining performances.

In keeping with the Rhymesayers’ penchant for relentless touring schedules, the duo are heading out on a three week run of dates that will see them crossing into Canada as well as blanketing the West Coast and Southwest of the US. Audiences can expect nothing less than a frenetic bombast featuring the respected vocal talents of legendary MC Eyedea (renowned winner of HBO’s Blaze Battle, Scribble Jam, etc.) accompanied by the virtuosic accompaniment of DJ Abilities, long respected for his immaculate turntablism skills.

PRESS FOR BY THE THROAT:

“Combined with newly found experiences, newly discovered self-awareness and newly refined skills, By the Throat catches this almost-forgotten duo at a new height of the pair’s combined powers.”- URB

“By the Throat, succinct and emotive, is the perfect convergence of styles, attacking the listener’s jugular with a powerful punk thrust, cynical observations, and an out-and-out assault on hip-hop’s standards.” – Popmatters

“While perhaps these guys aren’t made for mainstream hip-hop radio, with lyrics as intelligent and insightful as Eyedea seems capable of delivering, backed by Abilities’ impressive soundscaping, Eyedea & Abilities is easily one of the best going concerns in the world of hip hop.” – Westword

Tour Dates:
1/28 – Duluth, MN – Pizza Luce
1/29 – Minneapolis, MN – Augsburg College
1/31 – Missoula, MT – The Palace
2/1 – Spokane, WA – The Blvd
2/2 – Calgary, AB – Republik
2/3 – Edmonton, AB – The Brixx Bar and Grill
2/5 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
2/6 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
2/7 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
2/8 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
2/10 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
2/11 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
2/12 – Scottsdale, AZ – Chasers
2/13 – Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room
2/15 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
2/16 – Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre
2/18 – Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Saloon
2/19 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
2/20 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon