Bay Area independent rap trendsetter Lyrics Born has announced a new string of tour dates in support of 2010's aesthetically groundbreaking and critically acclaimed As U Were album (10/26/10 on Decon Records). The album's mindbending array of irresistible synth melodies, deceptively funky beats, and LB's infectious combination of impassioned soulful croon and virtuoso baritone rapping immediately rendered the album an easy favorite amongst fans, who agree it perfectly exemplifies the producer/MC's adventurous and innovative approach to the form.
Picking up where the west coast inclined Auto Reverse tour (which saw LB teamed with longtime hip-hop compatriots and current labelmates Rakaa and Chali 2na) left off, this run sees LB originating in Arizona in mid-January before snaking through the US with stops included across the country including an exclusive performance at Brooklyn Bowl in NYC. Universally regarded as one of the best live performers in the world, Lyrics Born punctuates every performance with exuberant singing, fluent rapping, and a full live band: the ever-funky and ambidextrous Lyrics Born Mixed Re-View featuring DJ D-Sharp andJoyo Velarde. Joining LB on the first half of the tour as direct support is Keys N Krates.
The forward thinking state-of-the-art electronics manufacturer VTech has signed on to sponsor the full tour.
WATCH "LIES x3" FROM AS U WERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56vrWw8yJuo
TOUR DATES (MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON):
Jan 13 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre
Jan 14 - Durango, CO - The Abbey Theatre
Jan 15 - Telluride, CO - The Llama
Jan 16 - Breckenridge, CO - Three20South
Jan 21 - Denver, CO - Oriental Theatre
Jan 22 - Ft. Collins, CO - Hodi's Half Note
Jan 28 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
Jan 29 - Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub
Feb 02 - Burlington, VT - Club Metronome
Feb 03 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
Feb 04 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Feb 05 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
Feb 19 - Bend, OR - Winterfest
*Photo by Fred Greissing