The Roots are about to embark on a jam-packed, nationwide tour with metaphor monster Skillz (formerly Mad Skillz) and eccentric singer Cody Chestnut.
Richmond, VA rapper Skillz said he was excited about performing alongside of the Philadelphia-based band of hip-hop.
Hell yeah, Im excited. The industry is so shaky now and nobodys really touring. Im just happy to know the house will be packed every night, he stated visibly elated. Im a humble dude, dog, Id open up for Kid N Play, he said to AllHipHop.com
Although excited, he said rocking with The Roots was hardly a virgin phenomenon to him. Ive hopped on stage with them a million times. Its really nothing new to me, he said.
Still, he said touring with The Roots was a particularly special experience, especially with their renowned OkayPlayer clique.
Ive toured with Jurassic 5, Nappy Roots, Musiq, Xzibit so Ive touched all kinds of people, but The Roots fans are hardcore hip-hop fans and you never know who you gonna see in the audience.
Check local listings for venue specifics.
01/31/03 - Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
02/01/03 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus (formerly Warehouse)
02/02/03 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
02/03/03 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Laga
02/06/03 - Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
02/08/03 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
02/09/03 - Cleveland, OH @ Odeon
02/11/03 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
02/12/03 - Madison, WI @ Opheum
02/13/03 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
02/14/03 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
02/15/03 - Lawrence, KS @ Abe And Jake's Landing
02/16/03 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore
02/17/03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Harry O's
02/19/03 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
02/20/03 - Vancouver @ The Commodore
02/21/03 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
02/22/03 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
02/23/03 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
02/24/03 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
02/26/03 - Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
02/27/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
02/28/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
03/01/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
03/02/03 - San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
03/02/03 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Rio (w/ Novel, Cody Chestnut & Skillz)
03/05/03 - El Paso, TX @ Club Vallere
03/06/03 - Alberquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
03/07/03 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
03/08/03 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs Bar B Q
03/09/03 - Houston, TX @ Numbers
03/10/03 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
03/12/03 - Atlanta, GA @ Roxy
03/14/03 - New York, NY @ Roseland
03/15/03 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory