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DILATED PEOPLES: European tour (2012)

It says here that, ”since their inception, Dilated Peoples have been energizing the rap underground.” I was surprised to learn that they were still energizing anything since their last LP was six years ago and the last thing of any actual note that they did was This Way back in 2004. Still, on the scale of criminal porkies it’s hardly ‘they definitely have weapons of mass destruction,’ ‘the economy’s fine’ or ‘yes, I do deserve my obscene bonus’ is it? In any case we are talking about PR guff here rather than the words of the band themselves. Why not rather highlight the fact that Dilated have a new LP, Directors Of Photography, due out this year – hence presumably this tour? Just the one UK date though…Let’s hope they’ve remembered to pack a few decent beats and rhymes this time as the competition is either dope (The Funk League, Danny Spice) or still dope – like recent and forthcoming material from contemporaries of Dilated such as Ugly Duckling, People Under The Stairs and DJ Format. In case you never caught (or were too young to catch) Dilated back in the day – enjoy the Brucie bonus vid after the tour dates…

Dilated Peoples Tour Dates:
Feb 02 – Bucharest, Romania @ The Silver Church
Feb 03 – Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theatre
Feb 04 – Athens, Greece @ Fuzz Club
Feb 06 – Vienna, Austria @ ((szene))
Feb 07 – Cologne, Germany @ Underground
Feb 10 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg
Feb 11 – Munster, Germany @ Skaters Palace
Feb 12 – Paris,France @ Le Bataclan
Feb 13 – Gent, Belgium @ Vooruit
Feb 15 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido
Feb 17 – Laax, Switzerland @ Riders Palace
Feb 18 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
Feb 19 – Nantes, France @ Hip Opsession (FESTIVAL)
Feb 20 – Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club
Feb 21 – Lisbon, Portugal @ The Lounge
Feb 23 – Madrid, Spain @ Rockitchen
Feb 24 – Barcelona, Spain @ Bikini
Feb 25 – Bilbao, Spain @ Bilborock
Feb 27 – London, UK @ 02 Academy Islington
Feb 28 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Strand
Feb 29 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers
Mar 01 – Bern, Switzerland @ Dachstock

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