Rapper Mos Def has been on tour, promoting his latest album Ecstatic, and will continue through mid-September.
In association with Rock The Bells organizers Guerilla Union, the rapper has been putting on shows across the U.S., stopping in such cities as Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, and New Orleans, and has three more stops to go.
The Ecstatic Tour is set to hit San Francisco on Thursday (September 3), Oakland the follow day, Los Angeles on Saturday (September 5), and then also in Boston on Wednesday (September 15). There’s also stops in Oakland, Baltimore and Philly.
During the L.A. stop, Erykah Badu will be co-headlining with Mos Def. While there’s just six confirmed dates, more dates will be announced soon.
His latest album has been heralded in the press by the likes of Esquire (“Because there is no better lyricist, or deliverer of lyrics, in music. Not hip-hop. Music.”); SPIN (“The Ecstatic is easily his finest full length since Black on Both Sides); TIME (“…full of the rhythm, exuberance and wit Mos Def showed on his early records.”); and GIANT (“a lyricist whose command of wordplay and delivery has ranked him among hip hop’s elite … [The Ecstatic] is ahead of its time”).
The Ecstatic coincides with the 10 year anniversary of Mos Def’s seminal debut, Black on Both Sides. If you haven’t heard the album yet, several new tracks can be heard via his MySpace page at MySpace.com/MosDef.
Dates and links to purchase tickets are as follows:
9/3 – San Franciso @ Davies Symphony Hall – Get Tickets
9/4 – Oakland @ The Paramount – Get Tickets
9/5 – Los Angeles @ The Palladium – Get Tickets
9/8 – Boston @ Boston, MA – Get Tickets
9/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar – Get Tickets
9/17 – Philadelphia @ The Electric Factory – Get Tickets