Hip-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.

OCTOBER 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

NOVEMBER 1 Albany, NY Washington Avenue Armory