Rap fans everywhere rejoice! Guerilla Union, the promoters for the Rock the Bells annual West Coast hip-hop festival, has announced the North American dates of their world tour. For its inaugural full-on cross-country outing, Rock the Bells will take to the road this winter with headliners Redman and Raekwon, fellow Rock the Bells alumni Keith Murray and Supernatural, with special guest DJ Kool.

Kicking off Nov. 21 in Washington D.C., the Rock the Bells tour will hit over 20 major markets in the U.S. and Canada for a month-long trek. It will pass through East Coast markets including New York, Boston, Providence and Buffalo and then move on to the Midwest with dates in Chicago and Denver before wrapping up with dates along the West Coast in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland moving south to Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim. The dates encompass 1,000 to 1,500 capacity club venues.

Redman will give fans a sneak preview of his upcoming DefJam album Red Gone Wild due out in March 2007; fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon and Keith Murray, Def Squad member with Redman and Erick Sermon will highlight their performances with their strong rap standards; and Supernatural, who recently broke The Guinness Book of World Records for Longest Freestyle Rap clocking in over 9 hours at the August 5, 2006 Rock the Bells festival, will display his freestyle. Rock the Bells newcomer DJ Kool will man the wheels of steel. The diversity of the rap talents keeps in check with the Rock the Bells philosophy of providing the best and diverse aspects of the hip-hop genre.

Tour dates for the North American leg of the Rock the Bells world tour are:
11/21: Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club
11/22: Myrtle Beach, SC; House of Blues
11/24: Greensboro, NC; The N Club
11/25: Hartford, CT; Webster
11/26: Allentown, PA; Crocodile Rock Cafe
11/28: New York, NY; BB King's
11/30: Boston, MA; Avalon
12/1: Providence, RI; Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
12/2: Buffalo, NY; Buffalo Ballroom
12/3: Burlington, VT; Higher Ground
12/5: TBD
12/6: Chicago, IL; House of Blues
12/8: Park City, UT; Harry O's
12/9: Denver, CO; Ogden Theatre
12/10: TBD
12/12: Vancouver, BC; Plush Nightclub
12/13: Seattle, WA; The Showbox
12/14: Portland, OR; Roseland Theater
12/15: Sacramento, CA; Empire
12/16: San Francisco, CA; Mezzanine
12/17: Oakland, CA; Sweets Ballroom
12/20: Los Angeles, CA; House of Blues
12/21: San Diego, CA; House of Blues
12/22: Anaheim, CA; House of Blues