Talib Kweli & Hi Tek Launch Nationwide Tour; Kweli Explains R.P.M.

(AllHipHop News) Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek have announced an national tour in support of their highly anticipated reunion album Revolutions Per Minute. The pair will kick off the tour in Hi-Tek’s hometown of Cincinnati on Thursday (April 22nd) and wind down the tour on May 29th in Seattle, Washington. Hi-Tek produced the album, which features guest appearances by Mos Def, Bun B., J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Estelle, Bilal, Res, Chester French and others. Kweli explained the concept behind Revolutions Per Minute, which is his first album with Hi-Tek since 2000’s classic album Train of Thought. "It's the idea of revolution through music. It’s the idea that people in today's culture take things in YouTube-sizedbites and clips and if it's not in a clip or a soundbite or something that you can fit in under a minute, people don't pay attention to it," Kweli explained. "The idea is: How many revolutions can you get accomplished in under a minute in a quick culture?"Revolutions Per Minute is due in stores on May 18th. Tour dates are listed below:Thu 4/22 Cincinnati, OH / Covington, KY Xavier Univ. / Madison TheatreFri 4/23 Evanston, IL Northwestern Univ.Sat 4/24 Grand Rapids , MI The IntersectionSun 4/25 Pontiac, MI Crofoot BallroomTue 4/27 Chicago, IL House of BluesThu 4/29 New York, NY Nokia TheatreFri 4/30 New Brunswick, NJ Rutgers Univ.Sun 5/2 Long Island, NY Crazy DonkeyMon 5/3 Washington, DC Black CatWed 5/5 Philadelphia , PA The NoteMon 5/10 Kansas City, MO Midland TheatreTue 5/11 Tulsa, OK Cain'sWed 5/12 Houston, TX WarehouseThu 5/13 Dallas, TX Granada TheatreSat 5/15 Boulder, CO Fox TheatreSun 5/16 Denver, CO BluebirdWed 5/19 Los Angeles, CA House of BluesThu 5/20 Anaheim, CA The GroveFri 5/21 Phoenix, AZ The ClubhouseSat 5/22 Tucson, AZ DV8Sun 5/23 Ventura, CA Ventura TheaterMon 5/24 San Francisco, CA FillmoreTue 5/25 San Diego, CA House of BluesWed 5/26 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst NightclubThu 5/27 Eugene, OR The BlueprintFri 5/28 Portland, OR Aladdin TheatreSat 5/29 Seattle, WA ShowBox at the Market