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Zion I & The Grouch Hit the Road for "Healing of the Nation" Tour
Posted by Steve Juon at Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 5:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article



From Ballin' PR:

Zion I & The Grouch Hit the Road for "Healing of the Nation" Tour

W/ SPECIAL GUESTS BLU & SHOTGUN WEDDING QUINTET

February 8, 2011 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) To kick off the release of their much anticipated album Heroes in the Healing of the Nation, West Coast hip-hop crew Zion I & The Grouch are excited to announce a nationwide tour, starting March 19 at the historic Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.  The trio, long since known for tackling weighty topics, are donating 100% of all ticketing fees sold through ZioniAndTheGrouch.com to local community organizations.  The group has partnered up with different organizations in every city, such as Totem Star, Project Commotion, Self Enhancement Center, and Urban Peak. 

“Touching people with our music is the main thing we can do," explains The Grouch of the motive behind the donations, "but contributing in a monetary way is taking things to the next level.”

"This album is intended to stimulate positive change in people's lives," says Zumbi.  "Whether that be a smile during hard times, or a shift in perspective, the idea is that we help to facilitate a soulful healing session.  This record is like a massage for the mind, body, and spirit."

The Healing of the Nation Tour also features Blu, and The Jacka on select dates, with The Shotgun Wedding Quintet (Jazz Mafia) opening each show.  Heroes in the Healing of the Nation features Freeway, Fashawn, Casual, Mystic, Eric Rachmany, Jacob Hemphill of Soja, Eligh, Marty James, Los Rakas, Codany Holiday, and the R.O.D Project and is due out March 22, 2011.

For a full list of organizations, go to ZioniAndTheGrouch.com.

ZION I & THE GROUCH HEALING OF THE NATION TOUR DATES

* w/ Blu
% w/ The Jacka
# w/ The Shotgun Wedding Quintet (Jazz Mafia)

3/16/11    Austin, TX  @  Mohawk (SXSW)
3/18/11    Austin, TX  @ Beauty Bar (SXSW)
3/19/11    San Francisco, CA  @  The Fillmore * % #
3/21/11    Sacramento, CA  @  Ace of Spades  * #
3/23/11    Arcata, CA  @  Humbrew  * #
3/24/11    Eugene OR  @  McDonald Theatre * #
3/25/11    Portland, OR  @  BRANX  * #
3/26/11    Seattle, WA  @  Nectars   * #
3/27/11    Missoula, MT @   Palace Lounge * #
3/29/11    Park City  @  Star Bar  * #
3/30/11    Aspen, CO  @  The Belly Up  * # 
3/31/11    Ft Collins, CO  @  Aggie Theater  * #
4/01/11    Boulder  @  Fox Theater  * #
4/02/11    Denver, CO  @  City Hall  * #
4/15/11    Madison, WI  @  Majestic  #
4/17/11    Chicago, IL  @  Abbey Theater  #
4/18/11    Cleveland, OH  @  Grog Shop  #
4/20/11    Burlington, VT  @  Higher Ground  #
4/21/11    Boston, MA  @  Middle East Club  #
4/22/11    Brooklyn, NY  @ Knitting Factory  #
4/23/11    Baltimore, MD  @ The Quarter  #
4/24/11    Philadelphia, PA  @ The Blockley Poorhouse  #
4/25/11    Tempe, AZ @ The Club House  #
4/26/11    Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre  #
4/28/11    San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Co.  # 
4/29/11    Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon  #



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