Sign up for our mailing list Real artists creating records on their own terms
Close

Sign up for our mailing list

News

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The Coup's Boots Riley to Open Tom Morello Solo Tour Starting November 1

Illuminative Tour Followed by Two Appearances with Meshell Ndegeocello

After marching together at the Democratic National Convention and playing together at both the DNC and the RNC, Boots Riley (the Coup) and Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, the Nightwatchman) are going on tour together. The famed guitarist and activist has tapped the incendiary political MC to be main support on his North American tour, beginning on November 1st in San Francisco.

On November 3rd, Riley and Morello will play a Get Out the Vote rally and concert in Seattle WA, alongside Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Mike McCready and other special guests. The show is part of a larger effort by all the artists involved to energize young voters in this historic election.

Following the three week tour with Morello, Boots will then play two shows with 10-time Grammy nominated Meshell Ndegeocello in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

A lifelong activist, raised, residing and educating in Oakland CA, Boots Riley will be the keynote speaker at the 2008 Practical Activism Conference at the University of California, Santa Cruz on October 25th. Riley's work, which ranges from local issues in the Bay Area - such as his efforts alongside other human rights organizations to block California's Proposition 21 -- to international concerns - such as his participation the World Conference Against Racism - has set "an unprecedented standard of political organizing among hip hop artists" (College Nine and College Ten).

With titles such as Steal This Album, Kill My Landlord and Genocide & Juice, the Coup (founded in 1991 by Boots Riley and DJ Pam the Funkstress) has always been a vehicle for Riley's outspoken political beliefs. The Coup are currently in the studio, recording the follow-up to their 2006 Epitaph debut Pick A Bigger Weapon.

Boots Riley on tour with Tom Morello:

11.01.08 - San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore) 11.02.08 - Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom) 11.03.08 - Seattle, WA (Showbox Theatre)* 11.05.08 - Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom) 11.07.08 - Salt Lake City, UT (The Depot) 11.08.08 - Aspen, CO (Belly Up Aspen) 11.08.08 - Boulder, CO (Fox Theater) 11.11.08 - Minneapolis, MN (Fine Line Music Café) 11.12.08 - Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall Ballroom) 11.13.08 - Indianapolis, IN (The Vogue) 11.15.08 - Detroit, MI (Majestic Theater) 11.16.08 - Toronto, ONT (Opera House) 11.17.08 - Boston, MA (Middle East) 11.19.08 - Baltimore, MD (Sonar) 11.20.08 - Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory) 11.21.08 - New York, NY (The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza) 12.07.08 - San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)** 12.08.08 - Los Angeles, CA (House of Blues)**

* Get Out The Vote Show w/ Tom Morello & members of Pearl Jam ** with Meshell Ndegeocello

Facebook | Twitter | Google Plus
 

Browse by Artist

1472All Artists 92Tom Waits 55Mavis Staples 52Neko Case 51Lost In The Trees 50Sean Rowe 48Dr. Dog 41Jolie Holland
40Bettye LaVette 38The Milk Carton Kids 37Man Man 33Tim Fite 33DeVotchKa 31Islands 31Grinderman 29Tinariwen 27Galactic 27Wilco 26Son Little 24Michael Franti and Spe... 22Bob Mould 22William Elliott Whitmo... 21Nick Cave & The Bad Se... 21The Frames 20Joe Henry 20Saintseneca 19Booker T. Jones 19Sage Francis 17Yann Tiersen 16Ramblin Jack Elliott 16Jason Lytle 16John K. Samson 15Christopher Paul Stell... 14Doe Paoro 13Daniel Lanois 13Billy Bragg 12Xavier Rudd 12Andy Shauf 12Peter Silberman 11The Weakerthans 11Lyrics Born 11Rain Machine 11Mose Allison 11Roky Erickson 11The Antlers 10The Swell Season 10The Melodic 10Xenia Rubinos 10Prism Tats 9Marianne Faithfull 9N.A.S.A. 9Glen Hansard 9Deafheaven 9So Much Light 9Delicate Steve 9Cameron Avery 8Solillaquists of Sound 8Greg Graffin 8Cadence Weapon 8The Coup 7Elliott Smith 7Eddie Izzard 7Dead Man's Bones 7Alec Ounsworth 7Beth Orton 7Kelly Hogan 7Calexico 7Title Fight 7Jade Jackson 6A Girl Called Eddy 6Busdriver 6Os Mutantes 6Kate Bush 6Broken Twin 6Los Angeles Police Dep... 5One Day As A Lion 5The Field 5Keaton Henson 5Beat Connection 5Japandroids 5The Drums 5The Dream Syndicate 4Ersi Arvizu 4Marketa Irglova 4Pops Staples 3Danny Cohen 3Sierra Leones Refugee... 3Petra Haden 3Cass McCombs 2Various Artists: RANGO 2Girlpool 2Curtis Harding 1Tricky 1Joe Strummer And The M... 1Youth Group 1Blackalicious 1Antibalas 1Porter Wagoner 1Various Artists: ROGUE... 1The Locust 1Rogue's Gallery 1Kronos Quartet with Br... 1Simian Mobile Disco 1case/lang/veirs 1Merle Haggard 1Jeff Tweedy
See Full List+