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Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Busdriver Headling US Tour

In the wake of Busdriver's ground breaking new album Jhelli Beam, the art rap progenitor is preparing to launch a North America tour, bringing his rapid fire virtuosic wordplay and exhilarating stage presence to audiences throughout the country. The Los Angeles Times remarked of a Busdriver performance: "Onstage, beneath his tongue-twisting mad-auctioneer rapping style, Busdriver's b-boy roots come through in the form of his unimpeachable microphone skills and ability to mesmerize the crowd." Joining Busdriver for all the shows, except in DC, will be fellow LA rapper and Good Life Café/Project Blowed alumnus, Abstract Rude.

Attached is the Busdriver single "Me Time (with the Pulmonary Palimpsest)" remixed by the talented Anticon duo Themselves consisting of Doesone and Jel. Download it here

Critical Acclaim for Jhelli Beam

Busdriver's crazy, quick verses sprint from inside-out humor to social criticism alongside challenging beats that reward repeated listens. Exciting, odd stuff." - Chicago Tribune

"Extraordinarily irrational and willfully convoluted, Jhelli Beam is avant-rap as quantum physics." -Spin

He (Busdriver) summons the spirit of Zappa, Blackalicious and Gil Scott-Heron to stunning effect. - NME

"One of the most interesting rappers in the game, with his unique flows, distinctive voice and deft perspicacity.....fans are treated to another dose of verbal head-trip with a side of phat so wacked out and freewheeling that an energetic hummingbird on crack would have trouble keeping up." - PopMatters

Busdriver North American Tour Dates

FRI 8/28 SACRAMENTO, CA - Blue Lamp SAT 8/29 PORTLAND, OR - Rotture SUN 8/30 SEATTLE, WA - Chop Suey MON 8/31 BELLINGHAM, WA - Nightlight TUE 9/1 VANCOUVER BC - Media Club THUR 9/3 BOISE, ID - Neurolux FRI 9/4 SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Urban Lounge SAT 9/5 DENVER, CO - Bluebird SUN 9/6 LAWRENCE, KS - Jackpot MON 9/7 MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Triple Rock TUE 9/8 CHICAGO, IL Empty - Bottle WED 9/9 CINCINNATI, OH - Northside Tavern THUR 9/10 COLUMBUS, OH - Circus FRI 9/11 TORONTO, ON - El Mocambo SAT 9/12 MONTREAL, QC - Il Motore MON 9/14 BOSTON, MA - Middle East TUE 9/15 NEW YORK, NY - Santo's Party House WED 9/16 PHILADELPHIA, PA - Kungfu Necktie FRI 9/18 BALTIMORE, MD - Talking Head SAT 9/19 WASHINGTON DC - DC9 SUN 9/20 CHAPEL HILL, NC - Local 506 TUE 9/22 KNOXVILLE, TN - Pilot Light WED 9/23 BIRMINGHAM, AL - Bottletree FRI 9/25 DALLAS, TX - Cavern SAT 9/26 AUSTIN, TX - Red 7 SUN 9/27 HOUSTON, TX - Walter's MON 9/28 SAN ANTONIO, TX - White Rabbit WED 9/30 EL PASO, TX - Black Market THUR 10/1 PHOENIX, AZ - Club Red

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