Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on April 29, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

Busta Rhymes enjoying a smoke at Knitting Factory (more by Zach Stern)

You know what they say... you gotta spend money to make it. With that in mind, I guess it makes alot of sense that Rock The Bells is spendin' "Arab Money" to add a pair of big guns (Busta Rhymes and The GZA) to their previously announced lineup of Nas & Damien Marley, Common, The Roots, RZA, Raekwon, and others. In addition, Rock The Bells has also laid out the routing for their summer jammy jam, hitting 10 cities in 2 1/2 months including New York at Jones Beach Ampitheatre on July 19th. Tickets go on sale to gen pop on May 2nd, but are on presale NOW, with the password TROJANS for the NY, Detroit, Boston, Toronto, DC, and Chicago dates.

All dates below...

June 27th - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago
June 28th - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit
July 5th - Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto
July 12th - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Washington DC
July 18th - Comcast Center, Boston
July 19th - Jones Beach Amphitheatre, New York
August 1st - Deer Lake Park, Vancouver
August 6th - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver
August 8th - San Manuel Amphitheatre, Los Angeles
August 9th - Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco



Comments (14)


Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2009 11:08 AM

What happened to Miami?

Last year's show here was smaller than the rest of the national tour but it was still one of the best festivals of the year...

Posted by Chris | April 29, 2009 11:21 AM

Anon 11:08, go listen to Animal Collective and Asher Roth

Posted by Venkman | April 29, 2009 11:33 AM

Speaking of the Knitting Factory, has anyone else noticed that they haven't moved to Williamsburg yet and are still putting on shows at the Leonard St location, despite all of the "we're closing fer realz" stuff last year? Anyone know what's going on with that?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2009 11:58 AM

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2009 12:09 PM


a mole

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2009 12:16 PM

12:09 - I appreciate the (minimal) effort, but that doesn't answer my question. I was looking for some real information from someone who may know something concrete...(not old, irrelevant information that was gleaned from a months old blog post that anyone can look up).

As that post points out, they're only doing "select" shows there...6 as of that particular BV post...yet if you go to their website they have a full line-up posted (most of which sucks). Further, they were supposed to be opening the Williamsburg location in we are in May and they haven't even started construction on the Williamsburg location yet. No mention of it on their website either.

So does anyone have any real 411 on what's going on with them?

Posted by I know how to use the internets | April 29, 2009 12:34 PM

"As that post points out, they're only doing "select" shows there...6 as of that particular BV post...yet if you go to their website they have a full line-up posted

So does anyone have any real 411 on what's going on with them?"

The "full schedule" (16 shows) run through July 12. As pointed out in the article you supposedly read...

... their lease is not up until July. The BV post was made in February. It is now April. Is it unbelievable to fathom that they added more shows since then considering they have the space until July?

Regarding the Brooklyn location, anyone with a brain can also probably figure out that it is just taking longer than expected to get it running, and in the meantime they are utilizing the space that is otherwise sitting empty in Tribeca.

Need more help?

Posted by you don't know how to read though | April 29, 2009 1:27 PM

once again, an opinion devoid of any real information, based only upon conjecture from a 3 month old blog post. thanks for the not-at-all-helpful information, internet crusader.

Posted by know-it-alls are annoying | April 29, 2009 2:08 PM

2:08 you're just starting to look dumb. what the hell do you want to know?

Posted by someone else | April 29, 2009 3:04 PM

1:27 is pretty much right on.

Posted by someone who knows | April 29, 2009 6:46 PM

Venkman is wack too.

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