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Rock the Bells launches club and theater tour

on July 20, 2011, 8:47am

Rock the Bells is no longer just a summer hip hop festival. Through a new partnership with the festival’s promoters Guerrilla Union and House of Blues Entertainment, Rock the Bells will launch a two-month club and theater tour later this summer. Mapped around the four stand-alone festivals, the inaugural trek will begin in New Orleans, LA on August 12th and will feature a few of hip hop’s elite performing their iconic albums in their entirety.

The first half of the trek will offer Raekwon and Ghostface Killah performing Only Built for Cuban Linx and Mobb Deep reliving The Infamous. The second half, which will begin September 16th, will see the reunited Black Star performing Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star. Tickets for all shows are now on-sale, and you can scroll below to find out who’s performing where.

Guerrilla Union and House of Blues Entertainment’s new venture doesn’t end there though. Billed as the “North America’s premiere live hip hop partnership,” the deal promises 150 shows in 44 venues in over 30 markets with dozens of club and theater tours annually. Not only is Rock The Bells involved, but so too are hip hop festivals like Paid Dues, Spring Gathering and Smokeout.

Rock the Bells 2011 Tour Dates:
08/12 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues *
08/13 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues *
08/14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
08/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts *
08/20 – San Bernardino, CA @ Rock the Bells Festival
08/21 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
08/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *
08/27 – Mountain View, CA @ Rock the Bells Festival
08/30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room *
08/31 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s *
09/01 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall *
09/03 – New York, NY @ Rock the Bells Festival
09/06 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues #
09/07 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues #
09/08 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
09/08 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues #
09/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts #
09/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues #
09/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
09/16 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues *
09/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room #
09/17 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore *
09/17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s #
09/18 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore #
09/20 – Mansfield, MA @ Rock the Bells Festival
09/21 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall #
09/22 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues #
09/23 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues #
09/25 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues #
09/27 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore #
09/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle #
09/29 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore #
10/01 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues #

* = Raekwon and Ghostface performing Only Built for Cuban Linx, Mobb Deep performing The Infamous
# = Black Star performing Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star

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