East Bay Wordsmith Brings "the Smartest, Dirtiest, Funkiest and Cleverest Hip-Hop Alive Today" (Relix) to the East Coast and Beyond
Lyrics Born has announced a three week tour that begins October 16th in San Francisco before heading east for the remainder of the dates. The charismatic MC is touring in support of his latest release Everywhere At Once, which is being hailed by critics as his most ambitious and accomplished record to date.
-"Lyrics Born always has balanced a faith in old-school funk with a flair for quippy homilies. Here, he adopts the same wry, level-headed tack...the result is less an uncommonly danceable indie-rap disc than it is an uncommonly thoughtful groove album." -Spin
-"Everywhere At Once shows that Lyrics Born has talent to burn, with a refreshing willingness to make transcendent hip-hop that's as honest as it is inventive." -Associated Press
-"Rather than playing by the hip hop rule book, Shimura is far more interested in melody; he's rhythmically dexterous and his tongue-twisting rhymes flow with peerless ease." -Chicago Tribune
2008 has seen Lyrics Born touring across the U.S, Europe, Australia, playing major festivals such as SXSW and the inaugural Outside Lands festival in San Francisco. More dates expected to be announced soon.
Oct 16 - SF Weekly Show - Ruby Skye San Francisco, California Oct 27 - Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, Massachusetts Oct 28 - The Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Oct 29 - Highline Ballroom New York, New York Oct 31 - Rex Theatre Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Nov 1 - Sonar Baltimore, Maryland Nov 4 - Agora Theater Cleveland, Ohio Nov 5 - The Eagle Theater Pontiac, Michigan Nov 7 - Majestic Theater Madison, Wisconsin Nov 8 - Double Door Chicago, Illinois Nov 9 - Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, Minnesota