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Bone Thug’s Address Bizzy Bone’s Absence From Tour

(AllHipHop News) The reunited collective of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will hit the road this month for their official reunion tour, although fans will only see four of the original members. Krayzie, Wish, Layzie and Flesh-N-Bone will tour for the first time together in over a decade, minus original group member Bizzy Bone. Internet rumors credited Bizzy’s absence to everything from a probation violation to a stint in rehab as potential reasons for his non-participation in the tour. Layzie Bone told AllHipHop.com that it was simply a business decision for Bizzy Bone, who opted to remove himself from being involved with the tour, although he is prominently featured on Uni5: The World’s Enemy. “That’s true, he has other obligations and we had a difference of opinion on how much we should get for this tour,” Layzie Bone told AllHipHop.com. “We looked at it like promo tour, he looked at it a little differently, which is cool, because his arrangement doesn’t require him to be there. He’s still a 1/5th member of Bone. We been together for 18 years now. We are all grown men, so we all have different arrangements within the Bone structure. The main thing about it, we don’t ever give up.On March 24hth, the group is slated to launch a 34-date tour in support of their new album, which is due in stores on April 27th. Thousands of fans who attended The Faderfort at 2010’s SXSW concert in Austin, Texas, on Saturday (March 20) caught a glimpse of the reunion, when Krayzie, Wish and Layzie performed an energetic set. Flesh-N-Bone, who served almost 10 years in prison and was released in June 2009,  was also absent from the show, simply because he missed his flight. “Flesh came home really articulate, really rehabilitated. His vocabulary is off the hook,” Layzie Bone told AllHipHop.com. “He came home polished and he got same education when he was in there. Ten years is a long time to be studying, so he came home on polish man.”  Tour dates for Bone’s official reunion tour are listed below: March 24: Minneapolis, Minn. First AvenueMarch 25: Milwaukee, Wis. EaglesMarch 26: Sauget, Ill. Pop’sMarch 27: Chicago, Ill. CongressMarch 28: Cleveland, Ohio HOBMarch 29: Indianapolis, Ind. The VogueMarch 31: Pittsburgh, Pa. Mr. SmallsApril 1: Columbus, Ohio NewportApril 2: Buffalo, N.Y. Town BallroomApril 3: Lancaster, Pa. The ChameleonApril 5: Boston, Mass. Middle EastApril 6: New York, N.Y. Irving PlazaApril 7: State College, Pa. MezzanineApril 8: Baltimore, Md. Rams Head LiveApril 9: Wilmington N.C. The RoxApril 10: Charlotte, N.C. Amos SouthendApril 11: Charleston, S.C. The Music FarmApril 13: Athens, Ga. 40 Watt ClubApril 14: Atlanta, Ga. MasqueradeApril 15: Orlando, Fla. FirestoneApril 16: Los Angeles, Calif. Gibson AmphitheatreApril 20: New Orleans, La. HOBApril 21: Dallas, Texas HOBApril 22: Houston, Texas HOBApril 23: San Antonio, Texas ScoutbarApril 24: Austin, Texas Emo’sApril 26: Tulsa, Okla. Cain’s BallroomApril 27: Colombia, Mo. The Blue NoteApril 28: Council Bluffs, Iowa Harrah’sApril 29: Kansas City, Kan. Harrah’sApril 30: Denver, Colo. Gothic Theatre (Englewood)May 1: Albuquerque, N.M. Sunshine TheatreMay 2: Phoenix, Ariz. Celebrity TheatreMay 3: Tuscon, Ariz. Rialto Theatre

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