This Memorial Day, May 28th, Talib Kweli, will kick off his “Prisoner of Conscious Tour” at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Slated for a Summer 2012 release, Kweli’s new album, Prisoner of Conscious (Blacksmith/EMI), features appearances from RZA, Busta Rhymes, Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar, Melanie Fiona and more. The video for the album’s lead single, the Oh No-produced “Distractions”, can be seen below.
It’s been a busy year for the Brooklyn MC. As one-half of Idle Warship, his alternative soul duo with singer-songwriter Res, Kweli released the collaborative album Habits of the Heart last Fall. Kweli has toured with Idle Warship consistently through 2012, while simultaneously gearing up for the release of Prisoner of Conscious. Talib Kweli will be joined on the Prisoner of Conscious Tour by Seattle MC, J. Pinder.
Talib Kweli will also appear at Bonnaroo on Friday, June 8th along side Yasiin Bey, who together make up the revered hip-hop duo, Black Star.
Friday, May 18th – Providence, RI – Fete Music Ballroom
Monday, May 28th – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Wednesday, May 30 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Thursday, May 31 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Friday, June 1 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Saturday, June 2 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
Sunday, June 3 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Tuesday, July 17 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Wednesday, July 18 – San Francisco, CA – Ruby Skye
Thursday, July 19 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Friday, July 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
Saturday, July 21 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red