Hieroglyphics crew co-founder Del The Funky Homosapien has hit the road in support of his first album in seven years, The 11th Hour.
The title of the Definitive Jux release, according to Del, represented various trials and tribulations the rapper encountered during his career.
"You can't fully control all the different variables that come into play in your life. Something is bound to be faulty and set you back," Del said. "I've spent the last couple of years dealing with drama in my life, touring the country several times over, and diving deep into studying music theory."
Best known for his critically-acclaimed album I Wish My Brother Georgia Was Here, Del invaded the rap scene in 1990 as writer for his cousin Ice Cube's crew, Da Lench Mob.
He would later release a follow up album, No Need For Alarm, in 1994 before joining with Souls of Mischief, Casual, Pep Love, and Domino to create The Hieroglyphics.
Fans can hear songs spanning Dels career on the 11th Hour tour as well as selections from The 11th Hour album, including "Sit Down" and "Workin' It."
Hieroglyphics co- founder A-Plus will also be featured on the nationwide trek, along with Devin the Dude with the Coughee Brothers, Bukue One and the Serendipity Projects.
Special guests Knobody, Junk Science and Iller Than Theirs will perform on select dates.
Del The Funky Homosapiens The 11th Hour is slated to hit stores in early 2008.
The following are the remaining dates for the 11th Hour tour:
Oct. 2 Houston, TX The Warehouse
Oct. 3 Austin, TX Emos
Oct. 4 New Orlean, LA Tipitinas
Oct. 5 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
Oct. 6 Tallahassee, FL Beta Bar
Oct. 7 Tampa, FL State Theater
Oct. 9 Orlando, FL The Social
Oct. 10 Charleston, SC Village Tavern
Oct. 11 Athens, GA Georgia Theater
Oct. 12 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Oct. 13 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle
Oct. 14 Charlottesville, NC Satelitte Ballroom
Oct. 15 Baltimore, MD Sonar
Oct. 17 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Oct. 19 New York, NY BB Kings (late show)
Oct. 20 Boston, MA Middle East
Oct. 21 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Oct. 23 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
Oct. 24 Columbus, OH Skullys
Oct. 25 Lexington, KY The Dame
Oct. 26 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Theatre
Oct. 27 Chicago, IL The Metro
Oct. 28 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Oct. 29 Duluth, MN Pizza Luce
Oct. 30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Oct. 31 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Nov. 1 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theater
Nov. 2 Denver, CO Cervantis
Nov. 3 Aspen, CO Belly Up Tavern
Nov. 4 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
Nov. 5 Park City, UT Suede
Nov. 8 Portland, OR Roseland
Nov. 9 Seattle, WA Showbox
Nov. 10 Eugene, OR Wow Hall
Nov. 11 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
Nov. 13 San Francisco, CA Slims
Nov.14 San Francisco, CA Slims