DILATED PEOPLES: Good As Gone (2014) + video + US/ Europe tour dates

Good As Gone Dilated PeoplesA while back, press releases gave out that the forthcoming Dilated Peoples LP Directors Of Photography was due in 2012. When that didn’t happen, it was all ‘it’ll be out in 2013’. Since that didn’t happen either, the new rumour is that it will be out in 2014. What makes the oft-repeated news more plausible this time is that it’s accompanied by both a single (Good As Gone), a video and a drop date for the LP. The video, filmed on the edge of the California desert in ‘urban’ surroundings, “plays out like a barrage of Instagram worthy frames and showcases their skills as ‘Directors of Photography'”. Er, yeah, whatever mate. The good news it’s the best thing they’ve done in over a decade as they rope in Premier to give them a Platform/ Expansion Team-era beat (pianos tinkling over epic chords and stuttering boom-bap) and spit resurrectionist rhymes like, “But I broke through my grave/ Ripped the coffin box the hell apart/ Head first yelling ‘Maggot Brain’! Funkadelic art.” Or something. Incidentally, it looks like Evidence has had the easiest paper round since the early 2000s. Tour dates below vid…

Dilated Peoples on tour 2014
Europe
June 20 РWohlen, Switzerland РFestivalgelände РTickets
June 21 – London, England – Brixton O2 Academy – Tickets
June 22 – Villeurbanne, France – Le Transbordeur – Tickets
June 23 – Toulouse, France – La Dynamo – Tickets
June 27 – Brussels, Belgium – Colour Cafe Festival – Tickets
June 28 – Tilburg, Netherlands – Mundial – Tickets
June 29 – Paris, France – 7-15 Avenue de la Porte de la Villette – Tickets
July 2 – Moscow, Russia – The Theatre – Tickets
July 4 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival – Tickets
July 5 – Stuttgart, Germany – Hip Hop Open – Tickets
July 6 – Koln, Germany – Summerjam – Tickets

United States (with Jurassic 5)
July 9 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox – Tickets
July 10 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater – Tickets
July 11 – Berkely, CA – Greek Theatre (U.C. Berkeley) – Tickets
July 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre – Tickets
July 13 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl – Tickets
July 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Tickets
July 17 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pool at The Cosmopolitan – Tickets
July 19 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre – Tickets
July 21 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre – Tickets
July 22 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre – TICKETS ON SALE 6/18
July 23 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads – Tickets
July 24 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave – Tickets
July 25 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom – Tickets
July 26 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Tickets
July 27 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion – Tickets
July 29 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works – Tickets
July 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Tickets
July 31 – Philadelphia, PA – River Stage at Penn’s Landing – Tickets
August 1 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion – Tickets
August 2 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater – Tickets
August 3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues – Tickets


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