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Shabazz Palaces Announce North American And European Tour Dates

Palaceer Lazaro and Zimbabwe' Tendai Maraire are embarking on a European and North American tour with dates alongside Flying Lotus.


Shabazz Palaces, the experimental hip-hop outfit comprised of Ishmael Butler (aka Palaceer Lazaro) and Zimbabwe's Tendai 'Baba' Maraire, are embarking on an extensive European and North American tour in support of last year's Lese Majesty LP. The tour includes a Los Angeles show with TV On The Radio and some European dates with Flying Lotus. If you missed it, check out Tendai 'Baba' Maraire's recent remix of his sister's (the late Zimbabwean singer and mbira player Chiwoniso) last recorded song, released under his Chimurenga Renaissance moniker. For more from Shabazz Palaces, see their several features on fellow Seattleites THEESatisfaction's recent EarTHEE album. Watch the group's video for Lese Majesty's "Forerunner Foray" and see their full world tour dates below via Pitchfork.

Shabazz Palaces World Tour Dates

04-03 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium *

04-05 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel ^

04-11 Grenoble, France - La Belle Electrique

04-15 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Palace

04-16 Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik

04-17 Ljubljana, Slovenia - Kino Siska

04-18 Milan, Italy - Elita Festival

04-19 Vienna, Austria - Arena

04-24 Braga, Portugal - GNRation

04-25 Paris, France - Le Trianon #

04-26 Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal #

04-29 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street #

04-30 Manchester, England - Manchester Academy #

05-01 London, England - Brixton Academy #

05-02 The Hague, Netherlands - Rewire Festival

05-29 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound

06-01 Ravenna, Italy - Beaches Brew Festival

06-04 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe

06-05 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club

06-06 Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre

06-07 Chicago, IL - The Shrine

06-08 Kalamazoo, MI - Bell's Brewery

06-10 Lakewood, OH - Mahall's 20 Lanes

06-12 Louisville, KY - Haymarket Whiskey Bar

06-14 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

06-26-28 North Adams, MA - Solid Sound Music & Arts Festival

08-04 Newark, NJ - Military Park

 

* with TV on the Radio

^ with Genius

# with Flying Lotus

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