Black Star reunited for 2 NYC dates, new Mos Def, a free Vampire Weekend show? & other Talib Kweli news
by Black Bubblegum
Mos Def @ Rock The Bells 2008 in Jones Beach (more by villageslum)
The crew that proved they were "Fortified Live" and brought about a "Re:Definition" of indie hip hop are back! Talib Kweli & Mos Def will reunite to perform TWO SHOWS at Nokia Theater on May 30th. Tickets are on AMEX presale now (3/25) and go on sale to gen pop on 3/27 at noon for the early show (7PM) here and the late show (11:30 PM) here .
Mos Def is also makin' moves all by his lonesome, having recently announced a spring 2009 release of his new album The Ecstatic via a video short. Mos recently dropped a video for "Life In Marvelous Times" from that record, viewable below. Check out two MP3's, "Quiet Dog" and "Life in Marvelous Times", above.
Kweli recently reunited with Hi-Tek to breathe life back into Refection Eternal during a residency at the Blue Note in early March. Kweli has a few new dates lined up so far, including one free show at Columbia University on April 18th as part of Bacchanal '09 with, according to post at Columbia's Spectacle that has since been removed, Vampire Weekend.
All tour dates and video...
Mos Def - "Life In Marvelous Times"
Black Star Live @ The House Of Blues Feb 2009
Black Star live @ the House of Blues 2/09
Black Star featuring Common "Respiration"
TALIB KWELI - 2009 TOUR DATES
March 25 2009 Garfinkels, Vail, Colorado
April 18 2009 Columbia University, NYC, New York
April 23 2009 SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, New York
April 25 2009 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 29 2009 Summerfest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin