By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      El-P’s new album, “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” is already being called one of the best underground hip-hop albums of the year, and now he’s taking it on the road. P started his tour last night in New Orleans and will run until June 15, ending at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

      But while you’re waiting for EL-P to come to your town, the rapper and his label, Def Jux, has put a secret code on their website, DEFINITIVE JUX. Fans who are able to decode the message will receive further instructions (which will self-destruct in 15 seconds) and have a chance to win a $150 shopping spree. Then later on, Def Jux will put another coded message on the site giving fans a chance to win a trip for two to New York City. For now, here’s El-P’s tour itinerary:


06/01/07 – Orlando , FL – The Social

06/02/07 – Common Grounds – Gainsville, FL

06/03/07 – Ybor City , FL – Orpheum

06/04/07 – Atlanta , GALennys Bar and Grill

06/06/07 – Ashville , NC – Stella Blue

06/07/07 – Carrboro , NC – Cats Cradle

06/08/07 – Washington , DC – The 9:30 Club

06/09/07 – New York , NYIrving Plaza

06/12/07 – Philadelphia , PAFirst Unitarian Church

06/13/07 – Pittsburgh , PA – Diesel Club Lounge

06/15/07 – Manchester , TN – Bonnaroo