Shabazz Palaces announce world tour, give us the 411 on what the heck Europe’s been up to!

Shabazz Palaces announce world tour, give us the 411 on what the heck Europe's been up to!

Gosh, what are they doing over there in Europe? I. Just. Don’t. Know. News outlets are useless. Oh sure, they report “current events” and “stories” and what not, but I live by two rules. Rule one: believe in only what you can see with your own eyes. I can’t see Europe, not from where I’m standing. If I look outside, I just see some trees and a fence and then the fence blocks my view, obstructing Europe.

Rule two: if you can’t see something, let Shabazz Palaces be your eyes. I don’t believe you, I don’t believe your mother, I don’t believe your father, and I certainly don’t believe your idiot kids. Unless someone in Shabazz Palaces is your mother/father/child, because I believe in Shabazz Palaces. As I see it, the only way to know what’s up in Europe is to get Shabazz Palaces to go over there, play a string of dates, come back to the US, and give us the scoop. So thank the wraith that they’re doing exactly that, in the form of headlining shows, festivals, and opening sets for Flying Lotus. They also have a number of American dates planned, before you go ahead and get jealous, Western Hemisphere. Sorry, we’re the hothead hemisphere.

Last year, Shabazz Palaces put out their sophomore record, Lese Majesty. Watch a video from that record’s “Forerunner Foray” below and lose your mind.

Shabazz Palaces dates:

04.03.15 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Palladium *
04.05.15 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel ^
04.11.15 - Grenoble, France- Le Belle Electrique
04.15.15 - St Gallen, Switzerland - Palace
04.16.15 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik
04.17.15 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Kino Siska
04.18.15 - Milan, Italy - Elita Festival
04.19.15 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
04.24.15 - Braga, Portugal - GNRation
04.25.15 - Paris, France - Le Trianon &
04.26.15 - Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal &
04.29.15 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street &
04.30.15 - Manchester, UK - Academy &
05.01.15 - London, UK - Brixton Academy &
05.02.15 - The Hague, Netherlands - Rewire Festival
05.29.15 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
06.01.15 - Ravenna, Italy - Beaches Brew Festival
06.04.15 - Minneapolis, MN - First Line Music Cafe
06.05.15 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
06.06.15 - Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre
06.07.15 - Chicago, IL - The Shrine
06.08.15 - Kalamazoo, MI - Bell’s Brewery
06.10.15 - Lakewood, OH - Mahall’s 20 Lanes
06.12.15 - Louisville, KY - Haymarket Whiskey Bar
06.14.15 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06.26-28.15 - North Adams, MA - Solid Sound Music & Arts Festival
06.04.15 - Newark, NJ - Military Park

* TV on the Radio
& Flying Lotus
^ Genius

[Photo: Beowulf Sheehan]

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