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Strange Music and Suburban Noize Hit The Road Together For Strange Noize Tour 2011 Featuring Johnny Richter, Krizz Kaliko, Saigon, Kutt Calhoun, Potluck and J Hornay

Strange Music and Suburban Noize Hit The Road Together For Strange Noize Tour 2011 Featuring Johnny Richter, Krizz Kaliko, Saigon, Kutt Calhoun, Potluck and J Hornay

This spring, two of the most successful independent record labels come together to wreak havoc on the road once again. The 3rd annual “Strange Noize Tour” brings together two powerhouse labels – Strange Music and Suburban Noize – for a tour like no other. With artists representing both labels hitting the stage, fans are sure to see one of the most impactful and diverse Hip Hop shows around.

Co-headlining this chapter of the “Strange Noize Tour” saga will be none other than Sub Noize’s Johnny Richter of the Kottonmouth Kings, along with Strange Music’s resident genius, Krizz Kaliko. Richter, a key member of the Kings, has been hitting the road nonstop – most recently supporting the Kings’ album Long Live The Kings and his solo release, Laughing, and along the way developing an instantly recognizable swagger and style that’s all his own. Fans know Krizz Kaliko thru his constant touring with Tech N9ne, as well as thru his game-changing Strange Music albums, his latest being Shock Treatment. Krizz’s stage presence is undeniable and his live show is an energetic force unto itself.

Joining Krizz and Richter will be Saigon and Potluck from Suburban Noize, along with Kutt Calhoun from Strange Music. Saigon, one of Brooklyn’s finest, recently signed with Suburban Noize , adding a gritty East Coast element to the label’s already well-rounded roster with his album The Greatest Story Never Told . Potluck are following a trail blazed by the Kings as they rep Humboldt County from coast to coast – their upcoming May release “Rhymes And Resin” . The Kansas City Chief, Kutt Calhoun, brings his Raw And Un-Kutt brand of catchy, street-smart Hip Hop to the tour. Arizona local J Hornay rounds out the lineup with his self-described “jokester” style of rap.

The 2011 “Strange Noize Tour” combines two of the most notable independent record labels for a tour that will continue to change the expectations of what Hip Hop can be.

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TECH N9NE prepared his fans for his current masterpiece, K.O.D. when he dropped Sickology 101, the hottest collaboration album of the year. “I’m a machine,” he assured. “And I’m getting better and better.” On Oct. 27, TECH N9NE delivers the proof.

With memorable features from Academy Award winners Three 6 Mafia, Strange affiliates Krizz Kaliko, Brotha Lynch Hung and Kutt Calhoun, K.O.D. allows TECH N9NE to paint the most vivid pictures he’s ever attempted. Powered by tracks like “Show Me A God” and “Leave Me Alone,” it may be his most personal collection of songs yet.

Much of this introspection can be pinpointed to his mother’s health problems. Despite his busy touring schedule, appearances on TV and support from an ever-growing fan base, it’s these intimate battles that pushed his music to new corners and helped him release his pain on the tracks of K.O.D.

“I’ve seen so much pain recently,” TECH N9NE divulges, “so many dark things. I had to take those experiences and make something beautiful out of them. I couldn’t let myself fall into that hole with no chance of getting out.”

“I know people are feeling some of the same things I am,” continues TECH N9NE, “and maybe this will let them see that everyone has those dark things they go through. Everyone can face them and be stronger in the end.”

Boasting a career most rappers strive for, TECH N9NE has consistently proved himself to be one of the hardest working entertainers in the game. In 2008, he reaped the rewards of his tireless efforts: He SoundScanned over 1 million units, making him the most successful independent Hip-Hop artist in history.

With hits like “I’m A Playa,” “Caribou Lou” (which boasts 7.2 million MySpace plays), “Riotmaker,” “Like Yeah” and “Everybody Move,” it’s no wonder he counts a total of over 4.5 million YouTube video plays and an average of 40,000 MySpace visitors each day.

Catch TECH N9NE and the rest of Strange Music on the K.O.D. Tour 2009.

“KOD TOUR 2009”

10.01 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
10.02 – Seven Flags – Des Moines, IA
10.04 – Epic – Minneapolis, MN
10.05 – Remmington’s – Springfield, MO
10.06 – Blue Note – Columbia, MO
10.07 – Mesa Theatre – Grand Junction, CO
10.08 – Salt Air – Salt Lake City, UT
10.09 – Butte Depot – Butte, MT
10.10 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10.11 – Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
10.12 – Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
10.13 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
10.15 – Show Box – Seattle, WA
10.16 – Roseland – Portland, OR
10.17 – Sun Dome – Yakima Valley, WA
10.18 – McDonald – Eugene, OR
10.19 – Mateel Center – Redway, CA
10.20 – Senator Theatre – Chico, CA
10.21 – New Oasis – Reno, NV
10.22 – Catalyst – Santa Cruz
10.23 – House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
10.24 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
10.25 – Rialto – Tucson, AZ
10.26 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
10.28 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
10.29 – Aggie – Fort Collins, CO
10.30 – Fillmore – Denver, CO
10.31 – Cotillion Ballroom – Wichita, KS
11.01 – Cains – Tulsa, OK
11.04 – Austin Music Hall – Austin, TX
11.05 – The Village – Little Rock, AR
11.06 – Pops – St. Louis, IL
11.07 – Liquor Sweets, Milwaukee, WI
11.08 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11.09 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
11.10 – Palladium – Worcester, MA
11.11 – Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
11.12 – Nor Va – Norfolk, VA
11.13 – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York City, NY
11.16 – State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
11.17 – Club Firestone – Orlando, FL
11.18 – Touch Nightclub – Jackson, MS
11.20 – Allen Event Center – Allen, TX
11.21 – Independence Event Center – Independence, MO