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Elzhi Announces Summer World Tour, New Album Coming Soon!

June 13, 2012 11:37 am

Elzhi, the Detroit rap heavyweight, has announced plans for a Summer World Tour, kicking off on July 12th in Ottawa, Canada and extending well through the Fall. The tour will touch down in over a dozen countries, including Canada, the United States, Germany, and Czech Republic.

Elzhi shocked the hip-hop world last year with the release of his conceptual mixtape, Elmatic, which took its title and inspiration from Nas’ 1994 classic, Illmatic, and consisted of Elzhi putting his own lyrics over those time-honored beats, re-imagined with live instrumentation. It was Elzhi’s first release since his 2008 solo debut album, The Preface, and it catapulted him back to the forefront of hip-hop’s consciousness. Elmatic is available now on itunes.

Elzhi’s world tour will serve not only the thousands of fans who have yet to see him perform his work from Elmatic, but also performing new tracks from his upcoming album set to release this Fall. The tour routing is below, with more dates in Europe, Australia, and Asia to be announced soon.

LISTEN to Elzhi – “Verbal Intercourse Pt. II”

Elzhi 2012 World Tour Routing *UPDATED*

July 12 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
July 13 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
July 14 Toronto, ON @ Soundclash Festival
July 16 Philly, PA @ Silk City
July 17 Boston, MA @ Middle East
July 18 Providence, RI @ Fete
July 19 New York, NY @ SOB’s
July 20 Pittsburgh, PA @ 720 Café
July 21 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s
July 24 Kalamazoo, MI @ Poppa Pete’s
July 25 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
July 26 Chicago, IL @ Sub-T
July 27 St. Louis, MO @ Lola
August 1 Phoenix, AZ @ Chaser’s
August 2 Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
August 3 Oakland, CA @ New Parish
August 4 San Jose, CA @ Pagoda Lounge at the Fairmont Hotel
August 5 Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
August 7 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
August 8 Vancouver, BC @ Republic
August 14 Warsaw, Poland @ Miasto Cypel
August 15 London, UK @ Cargo
August 16 Cardiff, UK @ The Full Moon
August 17 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic @ Hip-Hop Kemp Festival
August 18 Biel, Switzerland @ Royal Arena Festival

Check for more tour dates TBA soon!

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Please send booking inquiries to Alex Damashek at, and all other inquiries to Elzhi’s management at