De La Soul announce ‘and the Anonymous Nobody’ release date, share new EP
Classic rap group De La Soul have a new album on the way, their first since 2004 (not counting the album two members put out as fictional group First Serve in 2012). The album, which is called and the Anonymous Nobody…, was crowdfunded and will be out August 26 via AOI. We mentioned back when it was announced that it will feature Damon Albarn, Little Dragon and David Byrne, and its since been announced that there will also be appearances from Snoop Dogg, Pete Rock, Usher, Roc Marciano, Estelle and 2 Chainz.
In advance of the LP release, they've released a new EP, which is culled from material from the sessions for the new album. For Your Pain and Suffering includes four tracks, at least one of which, a song called "Trainwreck," will appear on the new album.
De La Soul are playing NYC fest Governors Ball in June, and then they have some European tour dates coming up.
All dates listed, along with the stream of For Your Pain and Suffering and the album announcement video, below.
De La Soul -- 2016 Tour Dates
Jun 03 Governors Ball Music Festival New York, NY
Jun 12 Heaton Park Manchester, United Kingdom
Jun 15 The Limelight Belfast, United Kingdom
Jun 16 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Jul 08 Moseley Park Moseley, United Kingdom
Jul 10 P. ASTRID+H. DES FOIRES CORONMEUSE Liege, Belgium
Jul 22 The Big Park Winchmore Hill, United Kingdom