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RnB 12/08/2015

Black Violin Bring Boldly Unclassifiable Blend Of Classical + Hip-hop On Extensive US Tour

Black Violin Bring Boldly Unclassifiable Blend Of Classical + Hip-hop On Extensive US Tour

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Black Violin are bringing their socially conscious, boldly unclassifiable blend of hip-hop and classical music on the road for an extensive tour in support of their forthcoming new album 'Stereotypes' (outSeptember 18 on Universal Music Classics). The tour includes shows at NYC's Rockwood Music Hall on 8/17 and at the Brooklyn Center For The Performing Arts on 11/12.

Black Violin endeavor to break convention with 'Stereotypes'. On the new album, Wilner "Wil B" Baptiste (viola) and Kevin "Kev" Marcus Sylvester (violin) imbue everything from dancefloor-igniting R&B to subwoofer-bursting rap with masterful instrumental flourishes and a positive social message.

'Stereotypes' features contributions from legendary MC Pharaohe Monch, Black Thought (of The Roots), drummer Daru Jones (Jack White), guitarist Eric Krasno (Soulive) and string arranger Rob Moose (Bon Iver).

Classically trained musicians, Black Violin have opened for such diverse top names in music as Kanye West, 50 Cent, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and also creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Linkin Park, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys, the latter for the Billboard Music Awards. They also performed for President Obama at his second inauguration.

Live, Black Violin are joined onstage by a drummer and turntablist, transforming their recordings into a visceral, virtuosic experience. While on tour, Black Violin often visit schools to perform and speak about the importance of music education. Demonstrating their commitment to the cause, they have performed for over 100,000 students over the last year.

Tour Dates:
08/14 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Evans Amphitheater of Cain Park
08/17 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
09/10 - Beacon, NY - The Towne Crier Cafe
09/11 - Natick, MA - Center for Arts in Natick
09/24 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
09/25 - Flint, MI - The Whiting
09/26 - Oxford, OH - Armstrong Student Center's Wilkes Theater
09/30 - Lawrence, KS - Lied Center of Kansas
10/01 - Lawrence, KS - Lied Center of Kansas
10/02 - St. Louis, MO - The Sheldon Concert Hall
10/06 - Madison, WI - Overture Center For The Arts
10/07 - Eau Claire, WI - University of Wisconsin, Schofield Auditorium
10/08 - Wausau, WI - Grand Theater
10/10 - Minneapolis, MN - The Dakota
10/15 - Fort Wayne, IN - Embassy Theater
10/17 - Bloomington, IN - Buskirk-Chumley Theater
10/18 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
10/20 - Twin Falls, ID - CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
10/21 - Sun Valley, ID - Sun Valley Center for the Arts
10/24 - Fort Collins, CO - Lincoln Center
10/25 - Denver, CO - Oriental Theater
11/01 - Coral Gables, FL - University of Miami, Gusman Concert Hall
11/05 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest Cafe
11/06 - York, PA - Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center
11/07 - Cheverly, MD - Publick Playhouse
11/08 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
11/12 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Center For The Performing Arts
11/15 - Purchase, NY - The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
11/17 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theater
11/19 - Old Saybrook, CT - The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
11/20 - Galloway, NJ - Stockton Performing Arts Center

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