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Tour: @Latyrx - The Second Album World Tour
Posted by Steve Juon at Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 2:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Tour: Latyrx - The Second Album World Tour

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Rappers/producers Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truth Speaker, together known as Latyrx, are releasing their first album in nearly two decades on November 5th. The highly-anticipated release, titled The Second Album, features members of Tune Yards, Anticon, Living Colour, The Decemberists and Blackalicious to name a few. Now, Latyrx are setting out on The Second Album World Tour with Bay Area hip-hop duo Skins & Needles in support of the album.

Starting in Denver, Colorado on October 25th, the tour covers the western part of the U.S. with stops in San Francisco, Seattle, Boise and more. Orgone, Forrest Day, DJ Aaron AxelsEn (LIVE105 + Popscene), and Chief Xcel of Blackalicious will also appear on select dates. The first leg of the tour dates and tickets are below. The second half of the tour will continue in early 2014. Says Lyrics Born, "I love traveling, the instant interaction with fans, and the adrenaline. This is the first time in 16 years we will have a whole new album's worth of material to perform. It's exciting to be able to add on to the legacy we've already created with new classics. I'm super looking forward to this tour."

The Second Album continues where they left off 16 years ago when they released their first album, The Album, which is still universally considered a classic that broke the mold for independent rap albums both sonically and sales-wise. Never before had a rap duo pushed the envelope in terms of creative sound and political message and been so widely accepted and celebrated. As true ambassadors of the culturally and historically rich San Francisco Bay Area, with Lyrics Born identifying as being an Asian American that "happens to be bi-racial, basically a member of the Obama generation," and Lateef's father having worked security detail for the Black Panthers and his mother having worked as a medic for the Panthers, it's no surprise that much of their lyrical content is socially and politically charged. Backed with their signature production style that's full of rare funk and soul samples, Latyrx's 2013 richly textured release will appeal to old fans and garner them new ones.

In the 90's, Latyrx helped co-found the Solesides collective and artist-run record label consisting of DJ Shadow and Blackalicious, which pushed boundaries of commercial hip-hop using sounds atypical of the mainstream 90s hip-hop scene. The past 20 years has seen them working on various solo projects, writing books, having their music used in campaigns by Nissan and EA Games, being nominated for a Grammy, and appearing on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE and the Late Show with David Letterman and at festivals around the world. The two are ready to unleash their forward-thinking experimental-leaning second full-length project, The Second Album,on their own Latyramid label on November 5th.

LATYRX (Lyrics Born and Lateef) featuring Skin and Needles

THE SECOND ALBUM WORLD TOUR - 1st leg (2nd leg will continue in 2014)

To buy tickets:

10/25 - Cervantes - Denver, CO (w/ Orgone)
10/26 - Last Chance - Gunnison, CO
10/27 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO
11/01 - Top Hat - Missoula, MT
11/02 - Zebra Lounge - Bozeman, MT
11/03 - Railyard - Billings, MT
11/04 - Neurolux - Boise, ID
11/05 - State Room - Salt Lake City, UT
11/08 - Boomer's - Laytonville, CA available at the door
11/09 - Harlow's - Sacramento, CA
11/14 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR (w/ Vursatyl of Lifesavas & Tope)
11/15 - Domino Room - Bend, OR available at the door
11/16 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
11/20 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA (w/ Forrest Day, DJ Aaron AxelsEn & hosted by The Gift of Gab & Chief Xcel of Blackalicious)
11/21 - Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA

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