NEW YORK (By Joe Schneider/ Atlantic Records) - ABB/Atlantic recording group Little Brother
has announced that they will join ABB/Capitol Records group Dilated Peoples
on their 2006 MTV Jams tour. Both groups will also be joined by ABB labelmates, Defari. The itinerary - which sees the North Carolina hip-hop trio making stops across North America
- follows the group's critically acclaimed 2005 Atlantic debut, "THE MINSTREL SHOW."
The tour kicked off February 22 in Los Angeles at the House of Blues, will make two stops in New York City at S.O.B.'s on March 15 and 16, and wraps up in Chicago at Hothouse on April 5.
"Lovin' It," the first single from "THE MINSTREL SHOW," premiered on MTV's "Advanced Warning" in August, was part of Spankin' New Music's "Discover and Download," and was the No 11 most played video on MTV2. The group performed on mtvU's Woodies awards show in November. "Lovin' It" also made a major impact at radio, peaking at No 1 on the Rap Attack chart and No 2 on the CMJ Hip-Hop chart.
"THE MINSTREL SHOW" received top critical praise: USA Today gave the album four out of four stars, Scratch Magazine a 10 out of 10 rating, XXL Magazine an "XL" rating, and The Source an astounding four and a half out of five mics.
Since officially coming together as a trio back in 2001, Little Brother has been hailed as among hip-hop's most provocative and ingenious groups. They struck an instant chord within the rap community, garnering praise from the likes of Pete Rock and the Roots, as well as catching the ears of Jay-Z, who recruited 9th Wonder to craft tracks for both himself and Destiny's Child. 9th Wonder has gone on to produce a wide array of artists, including Mary J. Blige, Memphis Bleek, Jean Grae, Masta Ace, and Buckshot, among others.
LITTLE BROTHER (In support of Dilated Peoples) 2006 MTV Jams Tour
Feb 22 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
Feb 23 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
Feb 24 Sacramento, CA Stoney Hill
Feb 25 Portland, OR Berbati's Pan
Feb 27 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Feb 28 Seattle, WA Showbox
Mar 2 Park City, UT Suede
Mar 3 Aspen, CO Belly Up
Mar 4 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Mar 6 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Mar 7 Chicago, IL Park West
Mar 8 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Mar 10 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mar 11 Buffalo, NY Icon
Mar 12 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Mar 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Mar 14 Northhampton, MA Pearl Street
Mar 15 New York, NY S.O.B.'s
Mar 16 New York, NY S.O.B.'s
Mar 18 Baltimore, MD Sonar Lounge
Mar 19 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
Mar 21 Atlanta, GA Roxy Theatre
Mar 23 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Mar 24 Austin, TX Stubbs Barbeque
Mar 25 Dallas, TX Gypsy Tea Room & Ballroom
Mar 27 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
Mar 28 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
Mar 31 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Apr 1 Wilmington, NC University of North Carolina
Apr 5 Chicago, IL Hothouse