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Published on March 22nd, 2016 | by Jerry Doby

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Slum Village announces ‘The Kings Court’ tour in honor of J Dilla

slum village tour flyerThere is no doubt about the impact of super producer J Dilla and here 10 years after his passing, Slum Village is set to deliver the tribute tour of the century. See the official announcement below:

ON THE TENTH-ANNIVERSARY OF HIS PASSING, SLUM VILLAGE HONORS J DILLA’S LEGACY WITH AN “ALL DETROIT EVERYTHING” TRIBUTE WORLD TOUR

“THE KINGS COURT” TOUR FEATURING SLUM VILLAGE, BLACK MILK, GUILTY SIMPSON & PHAT KAT PREPARES TO HIT U.S. SOIL

Trials, tribulations, death, staff changes have all factored in to Slum Village’s past and present. Throughout it all, SV has always persevered as only they can.

While it may not have been a “comeback,” Slum Village’s Yes! (2015) was certainly a return to greatness for the revered Detroit collective. Yes! garnered massive press, with premieres from Complex, Billboard, XXL, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone. Almost entirely produced by J Dilla, with huge contributions as well from Young RJ (who will be releasing his solo-debut this year under his new moniker Blaq RoyalT) and featuring guest appearances from De La Soul, Jon Connor, Phife, Black Milk, BJ The Chicago Kid, Bilal, Illa J & J Ivy, the overwhelming response for Yes! from critics and fans alike completely rejuvenated the triumvirate and will usher in the next wave of music from Slum Village.

In addition to headlining the 10th annual Dilla Day Weekend 2016 that took place in Miami, FL in February, Slum Village just finished up a 13-date European tour which saw them rock stages in the UK, Russia, France, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Ireland and Switzerland. For the North American leg of their J Dilla Tribute tour, Slum Village has recruited fellow Detroit royalty for The Kings Court Tour, which will also include Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat and Blaq RoyalT (the artist formerly known as Young RJ).

The Kings Court Tour (which includes 24-cities in total) kicks off in Tucson, AZ on March 22nd2016 and will conclude in the nation’s capitol on April 24th, 2016. “Our brother Dilla is looking down on us, we know he would have mad love for this tour as its all Detroit Everything” Slum Village laments. Black Milk also chimed in with similar sentiments “for years, this is the kind of tour I visualized; some of Detroit’s best hip-hop acts on one bill, travelling from city to city. It’s nice to finally bring it all together.”

The Kings Court (J Dilla Tribute) United States Tour Dates (Slum Village, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson & Phat Kat):

3-22-16- Tucson, AZ- Hotel Congress

3-23-16- Los Angeles, CA– The Regent Theatre

3-24-16- Modesto, CA- Fat Cat

3-25-16- Oakland, CA- New Parish

3-26-16- Palm Springs, CA- Hard Rock Cafe

3-29-16- Eugene, OR- HiFi Music Hall

3-30-16- Portland, OR- Star Theatre

3-31-16- Victoria, BC- Club9one9

4-1-16- Bellingham, WA- Wild Buffalo

4-2-16- Seattle, WA- Neptune Theater

4-5-16- Grand Junction, CO- Thunderstruck Valley

4-6-16- Denver, CO- Cervantes’ Other Side

4-7-16- Lawrence, KS- The Bottleneck

4-9-16- Iowa City, IA– Mission Creek Festival

4-10-16- Omaha, NE- Slowdown

4-12-16- New Orleans, LA– Howlin Wolf

4-13-16- Chattanooga, TN- Revelry Room

4-15-16- Chicago, IL- Promontory

4-17-16- Detroit, MI– The Majestic

4-18-16- Philadelphia, PA- Johnny Brenda’s

4-19-16- New York, NY- Highline Ballroom

4-21-16- Boston, MA- Middle East

4-22-16- Burlington, VT- Nectars

4-24-16- Washington, DC- Howard Theatre

 


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