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Duck Down Kicks Off East Coast Tour To Celebrate 15 Years

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(AllHipHop News) Last night (October 11th), Duck Down Records kicked off a 14-city tour to celebrate the independent label’s 15-year anniversary, with a tour covering the East Coast. Performers on the tour include Pharoahe Monch, Duck Down’s Co-CEO Buckshot, Sean Price, Smif N Wessun, Skyzoo and the label’s longtime in-house turntablist, DJ Evil Dee. “[It's an] incredible feeling to see that 15 years later, the original architects of Buckshot & Smif n Wessun are on this tour,” Duck Down CEO Dru Ha told AllHipHop.com. “Combined with the new label additions of Pharoahe & Skyzoo and of course everyone’s favorite in Sean Price, this tour will be focused on the art and pride of putting on a quality stage show. Ultimately the ability to do it as one unit under the Duck Down name allows us to share a vision we worked towards for many years.”The tour, which launched in Tampa, Florida at Club Empire, runs until October 24th where it will wind down in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Middle East. Each act on the album will showcase their latest music. Pharoahe Monch is currently mixing his highly anticipated album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades), while Skyzoo will perform cuts off his collaborative release with !llmind titled Live From The Tape. Smif N Wessun will perform tracks from their album Monumental, which is produced by Pete Rock, while Buckshot will unveil unreleased tracks from his album The Solution, which was produced by 9th Wonder. Finally, Sean Price will debut new music from Mic Tyson and his group effort, Random Axe. For tour information visit:  http://www.duckdown.com/eastcoasttour/Tour dates are listed below:Tuesday, October 12th – Orlando, FL – The SocialWednesday, October 13th – Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Thursday, October 14th – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Friday, October 15th – Wilmington, NC – Soapbox Saturday, October 16th – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Sunday, October 17th – Baltimore, MD – Sonar Monday, October 18th – Washington D.C. – LIV Tuesday, October 19th – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge (CMJ Showcase with Talib Kweli, Pete Rock, Jean Grae, & Strong Arm Steady performing as well) Wednesday, October 20th – New Haven, CT – Toads Place Thursday, October 21st – Philadelphia, PA – TLA Friday, October 22nd – Providence, RI – Jerkys Saturday, October 23rd – Portland, ME – Asylum Sunday, October 24th – Boston, MA – Middle East

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