Aug 11th, 2008 // 2 Comments

roots2.jpgHip-hop heavyweights the Roots are going on a co-headlining tour with the Gym Class Heroes, an announcement that made me say “huh” when I first heard it. After the whole outcry over the Roots’ track with Patrick Stump, I can’t help but wonder what the crowds at these shows will be like, and just how many people will wind up sticking around for both bands. (Yes, yes, to those of you who would say that people should open their minds, I agree, but this is in no way a perfect world–especially now, when people are encouraged to constantly customize their entire experiences to their exact liking.) Estelle is opening, so perhaps she’ll serve as the pre-show bridger of gaps/referee for a joint Lamb of God cover? Click ?uestlove’s pic for the full itinerary.

3 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
4 Norfolk, VA The Norva
5 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
6 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
7 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
8 Miami, FL The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
10 Houston, TX Meridian* (w/ Estelle only)
11 Dallas, TX The Palladium Ballroom
12 Austin, TX The Backyard
14 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
19 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
21 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
23 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
24 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
25 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
26 Toronto, ONT Sound Academy
28 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
30 Worcester, MA The Palladium Downstairs
31 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Park Convention Hall

1 Albany, NY Washington Avenue Armory


  1. PengIn

    I’m tired of people telling me to have an open mind about the shit I hate.

  2. Anonymous

    @PengIn: Got that right.

    Also, I don’t think these guys are really “heavyweights” anymore. A friend of mine ended up booking these guys for an event because they were cheaper than their other choice, The Faint. The Faint for crying out loud! They’re terrible! Terrible and unpopular! Everyone hates them!

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