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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Busdriver Headlining US Tour


Busdriver Headlining US Tour

In the wake of Busdriver's ground breaking new album "Jhelli Beam," the art rap progenitor is preparing to launch a North America tour, bringing his rapid fire virtuosic wordplay and exhilarating stage presence to audiences throughout the country. The Los Angeles Times remarked of a Busdriver performance: "Onstage, beneath his tongue-twisting mad-auctioneer rapping style, Busdriver's b-boy roots come through in the form of his unimpeachable microphone skills and ability to mesmerize the crowd." Joining Busdriver for all the shows, except in DC, will be fellow LA rapper and Good Life Café/Project Blowed alumnus, Abstract Rude.

Attached is the Busdriver single "Me Time (with the Pulmonary Palimpsest)" remixed by the talented Anticon duo Themselves consisting of Doesone and Jel. Listen here:

Critical Acclaim for "Jhelli Beam"

Busdriver's crazy, quick verses sprint from inside-out humor to social criticism alongside challenging beats that reward repeated listens. Exciting, odd stuff." - Chicago Tribune

"Extraordinarily irrational and willfully convoluted, Jhelli Beam is avant-rap as quantum physics." -Spin

He (Busdriver) summons the spirit of Zappa, Blackalicious and Gil Scott-Heron to stunning effect. - NME

"One of the most interesting rappers in the game, with his unique flows, distinctive voice and deft are treated to another dose of verbal head-trip with a side of phat so wacked out and freewheeling that an energetic hummingbird on crack would have trouble keeping up." - PopMatters

Busdriver North American Tour Dates
FRI 8/28 SACRAMENTO, CA - Blue Lamp
SAT 8/29 PORTLAND, OR - Rotture
SUN 8/30 SEATTLE, WA - Chop Suey
MON 8/31 BELLINGHAM, WA - Nightlight
TUE 9/1 VANCOUVER BC - Media Club
THUR 9/3 BOISE, ID - Neurolux
FRI 9/4 SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Urban Lounge
SAT 9/5 DENVER, CO - Bluebird
SUN 9/6 LAWRENCE, KS - Jackpot
MON 9/7 MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Triple Rock
TUE 9/8 CHICAGO, IL Empty - Bottle
WED 9/9 CINCINNATI, OH - Northside Tavern
THUR 9/10 COLUMBUS, OH - Circus
FRI 9/11 TORONTO, ON - El Mocambo
SAT 9/12 MONTREAL, QC - Il Motore
MON 9/14 BOSTON, MA - Middle East
TUE 9/15 NEW YORK, NY - Santo's Party House
WED 9/16 PHILADELPHIA, PA - Kungfu Necktie
FRI 9/18 BALTIMORE, MD - Talking Head
SUN 9/20 CHAPEL HILL, NC - Local 506
TUE 9/22 KNOXVILLE, TN - Pilot Light
WED 9/23 BIRMINGHAM, AL - Bottletree
FRI 9/25 DALLAS, TX - Cavern
SAT 9/26 AUSTIN, TX - Red 7
SUN 9/27 HOUSTON, TX - Walter's
MON 9/28 SAN ANTONIO, TX - White Rabbit
WED 9/30 EL PASO, TX - Black Market
THUR 10/1 PHOENIX, AZ - Club Red

Tour Press Contact: Jamie Espinosa - 213-413-7353 -
CDs, photos, interviews, and guest list available upon request

Busdriver's artist page

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