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Digable Planets playing without Ladybug?? (but w/ Butterfly & Doodglebug’s solo projects) +++ Tide is Cool Like Dat!?

Digable Planets

After a successful reunion in 2005, some shows (some canceled) in 2006, and a tour in 2008, Digable Planetsplanned tour earlier this year was called off due to reported “irreconcilable differences.”

Now the jazz/hip-hop fusion group is back…kind of. Cee Knowledge (DoodleBug) and and Ishmael Butler (Butterfly) will be touring this fall and performing Digable Planets material, but they’ll be without founding member and key MC Ladybug Mecca (who is now going by “LadyBUGMEK“). The first date on the tour is October 13th at Brooklyn’s Southpaw. Tickets are on sale now. hmmm.

Also at the shows will be the current projects of both members, Butterfly’s band Cherrywine and Cee Knowledge’s band C.F.O. (aka Cosmic Funk Orchestra). Their MySpace describes the setup as “a review [sic] that includes a 3 piece band, a deejay and will perform songs from their respective solo careers as well as Digable Planets classics.”

One of those “solo career songs” – “Sparkles” off Butterfly’s Shabazz Palaces which came out in June – is posted below.

There’s also the new commercial for Tide detergent which makes use of the group’s classic “Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat).” That, a past-reunion video, and all tour dates are below…

Digable Planets

Digable Planets – Tide Commercial

Digable Planets Reunion (w/ Ladybug) @ Paradiso in Amsterdam

Shabazz Palaces

Digable Planets: Butterfly & Doodlebug – 2009 Tour Dates
Oct 13 SOUTHPAW BROOKLYN, NY
Oct 14 941 Theater Philadelphia, PA
Oct 16 THE ASYLUM Portland, ME
Oct 17 GREAT SCOTT ALLSTON, MA
Oct 18 PEARL STREET NIGHTCLUB NORTHAMPTON, MA
Nov 03 BEACHLAND BALLROOM CLEVELAND, OH
Dec 03 KEY CLUB Los Angeles, CA

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