This April Atmosphere will embark on a 21-date US and Canadian tour in support of their forthcoming release on Rhymesayers, The Family Sign. The duo of Slug and Ant will be accompanied by keyboardist Erick Anderson and guitarist Nate Collis as well as label-mates Blueprint, Grieves with Budo, Sab The Artist & DJ Abilities. A notable stop of the excursion (and the group’s largest headlining performance to date) will take place at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA and will include the addition of Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz.

Rigorous touring has proven an integral spoke in the Rhymesayers wheel, allowing the label’s artists to connect with their fan-base with unprecedented intimacy since it’s inception in 1995. Atmosphere returns to even larger audiences with every tour, and has cast the mold for independent labels in the 21st century. After the tidal wave of forward-thinking hip-hop crashed upon the shores of the popular consciousness in the early 2000s, few labels have weathered the receding tide, let alone thrived in it’s wake as the Rhymesayers camp has. To honor their devoted audience, a limited number of fan pre-sale tickets will be available at 3:00PM Wednesday, February 16th through Artist Arena prior to going on sale nationally Friday, February 18th. Details regarding presale availability will be announced through the group’s social networks.


4.20.11 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

4.21.11 – Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

4.22.11 – S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

4.23.11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

4.24.11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

4.26.11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

4.27.11 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

4.28.11 – Richmond, VA @ The National

4.29.11 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

4.30.11 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco

5.02.11 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ

5.04.11 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

5.05.11 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater

5.06.11 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

5.07.11 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre with Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz

5.09.11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

5.10.11 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

5.12.11 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall

5.13.11 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room

5.14.11 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon

5.17.11 – Boulder, Co @ Fox Theatre




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