By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      The Roots dropped their Def Jam debut, Game Theory, earlier this year and so far it’s only sold a disappointing 160,000 copies. So like every blue collar hip-hop outfit, The Roots will make their living on the road. The group is just finishing dates up in Europe and will be heading to Japan in January and taking care of the U.S. and Canada from February to April with some dates featuring Lupe Fiasco..

      In the meantime, ?uestlove is remixing Pharrell’s entire debut album, In My Mind. The remixed version of the album will drop on Interscope sometime next year. ?uest will also be working on the next project from legendary soul singer Al Green.

 

 

 

Here’s the tour itinerary for The Roots:

 

JAPAN

1/12/06 Osaka Japan @ Blue Note
1/13/06 Osaka Japan @ Blue Note
1/15/06 Tokyo Japan @ On Air East
1/16/06 Tokyo, Japan @ On Air East
1/17/06 Tokyo, Japan @ On Air East
1/18/06 Nagoya, Japan @ Blue Note

US

2/1/07 Vancouver, Canada Roots performance @ Commodore
2/2/07 Vancouver , Canada Roots performance @ Commodore
2/3/07 Seattle, WA Roots performance @ Showbox
2/5/07 Portland, OR Roots performance @ Crystal Ballroom
2/7/07 San Francisco, CA Roots performance @ Fillmore
2/8/07 San Francisco, CA Roots performance @ Fillmore
2/10/07 Los Angeles, CA Roots with Jill Scott and Lupe Fiasco @ Gibson Ampitheatre
2/12/07 San Diego, CA Roots performance @ HOB
2/14/07 Anaheim, CA Roots performance @ HOB
2/14/07 Anaheim, CA Roots performance @ HOB
2/16/07 Salt Lake, UT Roots performance @ Harry O’s w/ Lupe Fiasco
2/17/07 Denver, CO Roots performance @ Fillmore w/ Lupe Fiasco
2/19/07 Dallas, TX Roots performance @ Gypsea Tea Room w/ Lupe Fiasco
2/20/07 Austin, TX Roots performance @ Stubbs w/ Lupe Fiasco
2/22/07 NO, LA Roots performance @ HOB w/ Lupe Fiasco
2/24/07 Orlando, FL Roots performance @ HOB w/ Lupe Fiasco
2/25/07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Roots performance @ Revolution
3/3/07 Myrtle Beach, SC Roots performance @ HOB
3/4/07 Atlanta, GA Roots performance @ Tabernacle w/ Lupe Fiasco
3/7/07 Norfolk, VA Roots performance @ NORVA w/ Lupe Fiasco
3/8/07 Baltimore, MD Roots performance @ Meyerhoff Hall w/ Lupe Fiasco & Marsha
3/9/07 Wash DC Roots performance @ Constitution Hall w/ Lupe Fiasco & Marsha
3/13/07 Boston, MA Roots performance @ Avalon w/ Lupe Fiasco
3/17/07 Chicago, IL Roots performance @ Chicago Theatre w/ Lupe Fiasco
3/18/07 Milwaukee , WI Roots performance @ The Rave
3/20/07 Minneapolis, IN Roots performance @Myth
3/22/07 St. Louis, MO Roots performance @ Pagent
3/23/07 Cincinatti, OH Roots performance @ Bogarts
3/24/07 Toronto, Canada Roots performance @ Kool Haus
3/27/07 Montreal, Canada Roots performance @ Metropolis
4/3/07 Philly, PA Roots performance @ Kimmel Center
4/4/07 Philly, PA Roots performance @ Kimmel Center