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DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Announce Supporting Acts for Renegades of Rhythm Tour

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DJ SHADOW AND CUT CHEMIST ANNOUNCE SUPPORTING ACTS FOR RENEGADES OF RHYTHM TOUR

& ADD WEST COAST DATE


VINYL-ONLY TOUR HONORING AFRIKA BAMBAATAA'S INFLUENCE ON HIP-HOP'S BEGINNINGS 

"Two of the illest scratchers out are getting together for an all-out celebration of the Zulu Nation’s founder and patriarch, taking their blazing vinyl collections on the road for a summit of b-boys and two-steppers across the country. Cause where would hip-hop even be if it weren’t for the intergalactic funk of 'Planet Rock?'"
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In two weeks time, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist will kick off their Renegades of Rhythm tour, which stories the history and impact of Hip-Hop and honors the legacy of the legendary "Master of Records," Afrika Bambaataa. Today, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist announced the supporting acts for their 25+ dates across the US (including 2 NYC shows at Irving Plaza) and the 2 dates in Canada: Edan & Locke, Joshua Abrams' Natural Information Society and The Gaff. They have also added an additional West Coast date at Humboldt State University on October 6th in Arcata, CA.

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist will be using only vinyl pulled from Bambaataa's historic collection - over 40,000 strong and permanently archived at Cornell University - and will aim to present Bambaataa's legacy in all its genre-busting and socially-minded complexity.

In two weeks time, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist will kick off their Renegades of Rhythm tour, which stories the history and impact of Hip-Hop and honors the legacy of the legendary "Master of Records," Afrika Bambaataa. Today, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist announced the supporting acts for their 25+ dates across the US (including 2 NYC shows at Irving Plaza) and the 2 dates in Canada: Edan & Locke, Joshua Abrams' Natural Information Society and The Gaff. They have also added an additional West Coast date at Humboldt State University on October 6th in Arcata, CA.

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist will be using only vinyl pulled from Bambaataa's historic collection - over 40,000 strong and permanently archived at Cornell University - and will aim to present Bambaataa's legacy in all its genre-busting and socially-minded complexity.

The Renegades of Rhythm tour will use six turntables and a variety of real-time effects. “It adds another performance level, real-time sampling from the record that’s being played,” says Cut Chemist. "The program will be multifaceted," DJ Shadow explains. "Bambaataa as artist, exploring the influence of his classics like 'Planet Rock;' Bambaataa as collector, and the genre-defining breaks he discovered; and Bambaataa as peacemaker and force for social change. He influenced an entire generation worldwide, so we feel a great obligation to get it right."

Visuals for the tour will be supplied by acclaimed video director, multimedia producer and regular DJ Shadow collaborator Ben Stokes. The tour is produced by Jamal Chalabi and Backlash Management.

Hand-picked by DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist, supporting acts Edan & Locke, Joshua Abrams' Natural Information Society and The Gaff are innovative in their musical style and performance art approach and will complement these two turntablists' unique showmanship. Read more about the supporting acts below the tour dates.

(vinyl from Afrika Bambaataa's collection) 

Renegades Of Rhythm

Fall Tour Dates

9/1 - Toronto, ON - Guvernment [tickets HERE]***

9/3 - Boston, MA - House of Blues [tickets HERE]*

9/4 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza [tickets HERE]*

9/5 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza [tickets HERE]*

9/6 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts [tickets HERE]*

9/8 - Washington, DC - The Fillmore Silver Spring [tickets HERE]*

9/9 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage [tickets HERE]*

9/11 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte [tickets HERE]*

9/12 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft At Center Stage [tickets HERE]*

9/14 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues [tickets HERE]*

9/16 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues [tickets HERE]*

9/18 - Austin, TX - ACL Live [tickets HERE]*

9/19 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues [tickets HERE]*

9/20 - Houston, TX - House of Blues [tickets HERE]*

9/22 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom [tickets HERE]**

9/23 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues [tickets HERE]**

9/24 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater [tickets HERE]**

9/26 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre [tickets HERE]*

9/27 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen [tickets HERE]*

9/29 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas [tickets HERE]*

10/1 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues [tickets HERE]*

10/2 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues [tickets HERE]*

10/3 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium [tickets HERE]*

10/4 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine [tickets HERE]*

10/6 Arcata, CA - Humboldt State University [tickets HERE]* 

(on sale 8/22)

10/7 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater [tickets HERE]*

10/8 - Seattle, WA - Neptune [tickets HERE]*

10/9 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom [tickets HERE]*

* Main supporting act: Edan & Paten Locke

** Main supporting act: Joshua Abrams' Natural Information Society

*** Main supporting act: The Gaff