Teaming up for the “Life Is Good / Black Rage” tour, Nas & Lauryn Hill announce a string of dates beginning in late October. Stops include Dallas, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Chicago with tickets going on sale this week.
The tour’s title comes from Nas’ newly released, best-selling album Life Is Good and Hill’s new “Black Rage” song which will be released this fall, presumably before the adventure begins.
Hill described the “Black Rage” song title as a contrast to the “Life Is Good” phrase.
“I use the performance platform as an opportunity to express the energy of that moment, and the intention behind it,” Hill said. “I’ve been a long standing rebel against the stale, over commoditization. As artists we have opportunity to help the public evolve, raise consciousness and awareness, teach, heal enlighten and inspire in ways the democratic process may not be able to touch. So we keep it moving.”
Nas also has something to say. However his statement was hardly as deep as Ms. Hill’s.
“This is history,” Nas said. “Better late than never. Life is good!”
The tour begins after Nas completes a string of his own dates that include Columbia, Md. (Oct. 6), Nashville (Oct. 27) and New Orleans’ Voodoo Festival (Oct. 28).
Oct. 29 – Dallas, Texas, Palladium Ballroom
Oct. 31 – Houston, Texas, Bayou Music Center
Nov. 2 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
Nov. 4 – Washington, D.C., DAR Constitution Hall
Nov. 7 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
Nov. 11 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston Presented By Foxwoods Resort Casino
Nov. 14 – Chicago, Ill., Congress Theater
Nov. 16 – Denver, Colo., Fillmore Auditorium
Nov. 17 – Magna, Utah, The Great Saltair
Nov. 19 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater
General onsales begin Sept. 21. For more information, click here for Lauryn Hill’s website and here for Nas’ digital real estate.