MCs member Kool Keith, more widely known today as "Dr. Octagon," announced
his national tour Wednesday (Aug. 9). The outing will kick off tomorrow (Aug.10)
at the famous Abbey Pub in Chicago. The
tour is in support of the rapper's current album The Return of Dr. Octagon.
first made a name for himself as a member of the seminal New York Hip-Hop trio
Ultramagnetic MCs. The
Bronx-raised lyricist came to fame by crafting a techno-inflected, self-proclaimed
"bizarre" genre of Hip-Hop, often shocking his audiences by performing
under multiple names. Dr.
Octagon's tour schedule is as follows: Aug
10 - The Abbey Pub, ChicagoAug
11 - Grog Shop, ClevelandAug
12 - The Vogue, Indianapolis, Ind. Aug
24 - Black Cat, Washington, D.C. Aug
25 - The Loft, AtlantaAug
26 - The Social, Orlando, Fla. Sept
7 - Satellite Ballroom, Charlottesville, V a. Sept
8 - Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia Sept
9 - Bowery Ballroom w/ Mr. Lif, New YorkSept
22 - Granada Theater DallasSept
23 - Emos Jr., Austin, Tex.