A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, Rakim and a reunited Pharcyde lead the 2008 Rock the Bells Festival, the annual touring hip-hop event that last year featured a reunited Rage Against the Machine. Other acts on the bill include Method Man and Redman, Raekwon, Immortal Technique, Dead Prez, Spank Rock, Santogold, Jay Electronica, Murs and more. Supernatural will host the main stage.
“Some people don’t want to give hip-hop tours a chance, thinking it’s a violent art form,” Murs told Rock Daily. “But Guerilla Union found a way to make a real nice, peaceful, hip hop festival that is like Heaven on Earth.”
The ten-city tour kicks off July 19th in Chicago and wraps up at the end of August. The tour will also head to Europe and Japan for the first time.
July 19 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 20 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Molson Amphitheatre
July 26 – Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center
July 27 – New York, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre
Aug 2 – Miami, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
Aug 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug 9 – Denver, CO @ Coors Amphitheatre
Aug 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Glen Helen Amphitheatre
Aug 30 – Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Venue TBD