WEST COAST HIP HOP LEGEND AND LENCH MOB RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST WC SET TO TOUR WITH ICE CUBE
EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENCES VIDEO SHOOT FOOTAGE OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL SINGLE ‘YOU KNOW ME’ & NEW ALBUM, “REVENGE OF THE BARRACUDA” OUT ON MARCH 8, 2011
Available for pre-order on iTunes NOW
(New York, NY) ― Entertainment One Music is pleased to announce west coast hip-hop pioneer, WC will tour with multi-platinum rapper/actor Ice Cube. WC will release a new album, “Revenge of the Barracuda” on March 8th, 2011 with the first single street anthem ‘You Know Me’ featuring Ice Cube & Maylay.
The 28-city North America tour kicks off in Aspen, CO on February 24th and will criss-cross the nation over six consecutive weeks, with a grand finale in Bakersfield, CA.
Hip-hop connoisseurs and hardcore west coast music fans alike will experience fist-hand the raw intensity that WC exudes when he hits the stage with longtime comrade, Ice Cube. Together, the duo will hit the road and continue to make history just as they have done over the past decade.
The first official single, “You Know Me,” features Ice Cube and Maylay. The video to bass-thumping street buzz single, “That’s What I’m Talking About” (directed by Tha Razor) can be viewed via the following: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlcCN9704Hg .
"Revenge of the Barracuda" is now available as a pre-order on iTunes by visiting: http://bit.ly/gX3iJP .
WC is one of Los Angeles’ most dominant street artists. He emerged onto the hip-hop scene with lyrics depicting the harsh realities of street-life, quickly solidifying him as a staple in the West rap scene. Soon thereafter, WC joined forces with Ice Cube to become a member of one of the most controversial groups in hip hop of all time, The West Side Connection. In the mist of dropping solo projects he later went on tour with Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Snoop to show the world how to Crip walk and throw up the “W” on a world-wide circuit.
Dub proclaims, “Revenge of the Barracuda is just another way of saying ‘back to the hardcore’” and on March 8th, 2011 the world will hear his wrath.
Dates City Venue
2/24 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen 2/25 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre 2/26 Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre
3/1 Dallas, TX House Of Blues 3/2 Houston, TX House Of Blues 3/3 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre 3/5 Atlanta, GA Center Stage 3/6 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel 3/7 Baltimore, MD Bourbon Street 3/8 New York, NY B.B. Kings Blues Club 3/10 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground Ballroom 3/11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom 3/12 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom 3/13 Chicago, IL The Mid 3/15 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue 3/25 Portland, OR Roseland Theater 3/26 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market 3/27 Bend, OR Midtown 3/29 Chico, CA Senator Theatre 3/30 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
4/1 Anaheim, CA Grove Of Anaheim 4/2 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues 4/3 Bakersfield, CA Fox Theater
Strange Noize Tour Dates Announced featuring Saigon, Krizz Kaliko & Johnny Richter and More
(SPRING 2011) – This spring, two of the most successful independent record labels come together to wreak havoc on the road once again. The 3rd annual “Strange Noize Tour” brings together two powerhouse labels - Strange Music and Suburban Noize – for a tour like no other. With artists representing both labels hitting the stage, fans are sure to see one of the most impactful and diverse Hip Hop shows around.
Co-headlining this chapter of the “Strange Noize Tour” saga will be none other than Sub Noize’s Johnny Richter of the Kottonmouth Kings, along with Strange Music’s resident genius, Krizz Kaliko. Richter, a key member of the Kings, has been hitting the road nonstop – most recently supporting the Kings’ album Long Live The Kings and his solo release, Laughing, and along the way developing an instantly recognizable swagger and style that’s all his own. Fans know Krizz Kaliko thru his constant touring with Tech N9ne, as well as thru his game-changing Strange Music albums, his latest being Shock Treatment. Krizz’s stage presence is undeniable and his live show is an energetic force unto itself.
Joining Krizz and Richter will be Saigon and Potluck from Suburban Noize, along with Kutt Calhoun from Strange Music. Saigon, one of Brooklyn’s finest, recently signed with Suburban Noize , adding a gritty East Coast element to the label’s already well-rounded roster with his album The Greatest Story Never Told . Potluck are following a trail blazed by the Kings as they rep Humboldt County from coast to coast – their upcoming May release “Rhymes And Resin” . The Kansas City Chief, Kutt Calhoun, brings his Raw And Un-Kutt brand of catchy, street-smart Hip Hop to the tour. Arizona local J Hornay rounds out the lineup with his self-described “jokester” style of rap.
The 2011 “Strange Noize Tour” combines two of the most notable independent record labels for a tour that will continue to change the expectations of what Hip Hop can be.
STRANGE NOIZE TOUR DATES: Mar 05 - Detroit, MI - Harpos Mar 08 – Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Mar 10 – Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel Mar 11 – Worcester, MA - The Palladium Mar 17 - Crest Hill, IL - Bada Brew Mar 18 – Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Mar 19 – Fargo, ND - Aquarium Mar 20 – Omaha, NE - Slowdown Mar 21 – Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre Mar 22 - Des Moines, IA - Peoples Mar 23 – Sauget, IL - Pops Mar 26 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Diamond Ballroom Mar 28 – Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Mar 29 – Tempe, AZ - The Marquee Apr 01 – Magna, UT - The Great Salt Air Apr 03 – Casper, WY - Downtown Grill Apr 05 – Billings, MT - The Railyard Apr 06 – Bozeman, MT - Zebra Cocktail Lounge Apr 07 – Missoula, MT - Top Hat Apr 08 – Boise, ID - The Knitting Factory Apr 11 – Spokane, WA - The Knitting Factory Apr 18 – Reno, NV - The Knitting Factory
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