Kool Keith Hits The Road To Support 'The Return of Dr. Octagon'

Former Ultramagnetic

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.

Kool Keith

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.