Brother Ali Plans Nationwide Tour

 |  February 20, 2007

By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      If you’re an indie artist, it’s no likely that you’ll get the radio, TV, and marketing push you need to go platinum. So in order to make a living? Tour like crazy. Rhymesayers artist Brother Ali did 140 shows last year that included tours with Rakim and Atmosphere. For 2007, he plans on doing that and then some.

       Ali is planning on dropping his new album, The Undisputed Truth, on April 10 and also plans to head across the country to promote the album. Joining Ali will be Rhymesayers artists Psalm One and DJ BK One with Trama, OneBelow, Reef the Lost Cauze and Boom Bap Project on select dates. The tour begins in Duluth, Minnesota on April 10 and will run until June 8, ending in Minneapolis.

Here’s the current itinerary:


Tue-Apr-10      Duluth, MN            Pizza Luce
Wed-Apr-11      Fargo, ND             House of Rock
Thu-Apr-12      Mankato, MN           What’s Up Lounge
Fri-Apr-13      Iowa City, IA         Picador
Sat-Apr-14      Omaha, NE             Sokol Underground
Mon-Apr-16      Aspen, CO             Belly Up
Tue-Apr-17      Boulder, CO            Fox Theatre
Thu-Apr-19     Menomonie, WI          Blue Devil Lounge
Fri-Apr-20      Madison, WI            High Noon Saloon
Sat-Apr-21      Chicago, IL           Subterranean
Sun-Apr-22     Bloomington, IN        Bluebird
Mon-Apr-23      St. Louis, MO         Washington University
Tue-Apr-24     Louisville, KY        Uncle Pleasants
Wed-Apr-25      Ann Arbor, MI         Blind Pig
Sat-Apr-28      Columbus, OH          Skully’s Music Diner
Sun-Apr-29     Cleveland, OH          Grog Shop
Tue-May-01     Burlington, VT        Higher Ground Lounge
Wed-May-02      Boston, MA            Middle East
Thu-May-03      New York, NY          Knitting Factory
Fri-May-04     Philadelphia, PA               The Church
Sat-May-05     Baltimore, MD         Ottobar
Sun-May-06     Charlottesville, VA           Starr Hill
Tue-May-08      Carrboro, NC           Cats Cradle
Fri-May-11      Orlando, FL            The Social
Sat-May-12      Atlanta, GA           Drunken Unicorn
Mon-May-14     Birmingham, AL         The Nick
Tue-May-15      New Orleans, LA        Parish @ HOB
Wed-May-16      Austin, TX             Emos Lounge
Thu-May-17     Albuquerque, NM        Launchpad
Fri-May-18      Tucson, AZ             Club Congress
Sat-May-19     Flagstaff, AZ         Orpheum
Sun-May-20      Pomona, CA            Glasshouse
Tue-May-22      San Diego, CA         Belly Up
Wed-May-23      Los Angeles, CA        Troubadour
Thu-May-24      San Luis Obispo, CA     Downtown Brew
Fri-May-25      San Francisco, CA             Slims
Sat-May-26      Reno, NV                      New Oasis
Tue-May-29      Eugene, OR             Wow Hall
Wed-May-30      Portland, OR          Hawthorne Theatre

Thu-May-31      Seattle, WA            Vera Project

Fri-Jun-01     Bellingham, WA        Night Light
Sat-Jun-02      Missoula, MT           The Loft
Mon-Jun-04      Salt Lake City, UT            Urban Lounge
Tue-Jun-05      Denver, CO            Bluebird Theatre
Wed-Jun-06      Kansas City, KS        Record Bar
Thu-Jun-07      Des Moines, IA        Vaudeville Mews

Fri-Jun-08     Minneapolis, MN        First Avenue