Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on November 3, 2009

DOOM @ Pitchfork Fest in July (more by Joseph Xu)

"[In response to why he wears a mask]...A visual always brings a first impression. But if there's going to be a first impression I might as well use it to control the story. So why not do something like throw a mask on?"

Or throw the mask on someone else Dumile routinely sends out one of his comrades in the DOOM costume and has him lip-sync the entire show. He sees this as a logical extension of the DOOM idea. Fans who have paid for tickets tend to disagree.

If Dumile had his way, he would take it further. He jokes that he'd like to dart backstage after a performance, take off the mask, and then wade into the crowd - beer in hand - and applaud his own work in conversations with strangers, if the subject of DOOM comes up, Dumile will simply play along, like Peter Parker or Bruce Wayne.

"I'm the writer, I'm the director," Dumile said. "If I was to go out there without the mask on, they'd be like, 'Who the fuck is this?' I might send a white dude next ... I'll send a Chinese nigger. I'll send ten Chinese niggers. I might send the Blue Man Group." [New Yorker]

DOOM (or one of his stand-ins...) will be on hand for a headlining show at NYC's Nokia Theatre Times Square on Saturday, January 30th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 10am. General sale starts Friday, Nov. 6th at noon.

The show will also feature a performance by Mos Def, a rumored guest on the forthcoming follow-up to 2004's Madvillainy, which will come out (date unknown) on Stones Throw Records. The NYC gig one of two currently on the schedule for DOOM. The other is a Madvillain set at L.A.'s We the People Festival.

Tracks allegedly from the new Madvillain record were recently leaked on East Village Radio's Fat Beats Live. A YouTubed clip of those are below.

DOOM is also set to release a new disc of "rare non-album tracks and guest appearances" called Unexpected Guests, which comes out November 10th on Gold Dust. A preview trailer for that mix is below, and its first 15 minutes are streaming at

DOOM's Madvillain collaborator Madlib is busy, as always, with plenty of other projects. DOOM played Pitchfork Festival earlier this year in July.

Previews and tour dates are below...

DOOM- Unexpected Guests preview trailer


DOOM - 2009/10 Tour Dates
Nov 21 We the People Los Angeles, California $
Jan 30 Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY #
# w/ Mos Def



Comments (22)

i'm waiting for that first motherfucker to write mehs def or mehdvillain...

*smacks closed fist against open palm*

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2009 7:13 PM

Mehs Def or Mehdvillian... you said it yourself in your own post!

Posted by That Dude | November 3, 2009 7:17 PM

If I drop 40+ dollars for this show and DOOM doesn't preform at all, I'm gonna be so pissed. That being said, it's a risk I'm willing to take.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2009 7:28 PM

*lunges at 717p with a knife*

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2009 7:33 PM

this has the potential to be completely whack.

watch out for the 2 hour delayed, 20 min setlist with a dude who doesn't look like DOOM onstage with ben grimm and another fat dude yelling into the mic as hypemen.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2009 7:44 PM

yep. i've read nothing but bad reviews of his shows.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2009 7:47 PM

i would probably be into this if my skin had significantly less melanin and my was dick was smaller

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2009 7:52 PM

10K pay out?

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2009 7:55 PM

his pre-2007 shows were amazing. his tour that hit bbkings in 05 was one of the best shows ive ever seen.

but forget about his new bullshit, talk about fucking over your fans.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2009 8:02 PM

I wish the real DOOM...the UK crust legends...would sue the shit out of this guy. Yeah it's not all "smash the state" to do so, but I still think it would be awesome. Especially since he's defiling there legendary name with absolutely horrendous music.

Posted by Hank Detroit | November 3, 2009 8:06 PM

It's Jay-Z, not JAY-Z; Bruce Springsteen, not BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. Why not just call this guy Doom?

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2009 9:29 PM

Mehs defense or Mehdvillian... You said it himself in his position!

Posted by metin2 yang | November 3, 2009 10:33 PM

because his name is DOOM, that's why. don't question the supervillain.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2009 10:47 PM


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Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2009 8:15 AM

7:13 7:33
I love the way you enhance your words with I guess these (*) mean violence?

Posted by That Dude | November 4, 2009 9:12 AM


i cannot believe people would pay to MAYBE see a guy in a mask. There is NO ONE that good.

Posted by That Dude | November 4, 2009 9:14 AM

8:15 great comment

Posted by TXn | November 4, 2009 9:14 AM

7:28: its not gonna be him. put that credit card away man its NEVER him anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2009 3:41 PM

Yall crazy! Doom is the Bomb! The only "rapper" that has good lyrics, not to mention the amazing beats!

Posted by Rudycarelll | November 5, 2009 7:55 AM

dont call us yall crazy, crazy!

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