Atmosphere, the most prolific group in independent rap, has announced plans to tour the US with Rhymesayers label-mates Blueprint, Grieves & Budo, and DJ Rare Groove. The tour, which stretches 23 performances across the month of September into the beginning of October, will stoke anticipation for Blueprintâ??s upcoming release while introducing audiences to recent signees Grieves & Budo, who are also slated to release an album in the near future.

Since itâ??s inception in 1995, Rhymesayers Entertainment has fostered one of the most inventive and organic musical communities in the country. Atmosphere formed in 1995 when a mutual friend introduced Sean Daley, who MCs as Slug, to producer Ant. The two set to work and have since built an inland empire, selling hundreds of thousands of records independently and forging a new model for the post-millennial music business. Relentless tour schedules across five continents have gained them notoriety in industry circles and have proven to be their most effective promotional asset.

An Atmosphere show is a passionate, whole-hearted immersion into hip-hop idealism thatâ??s complimented by a full live band. Slug is known to deliver lyrics with unbridled energy over deafening drums, alternately emoting over lost love and calling out those that would detract him for doing so. Blueprint is a welcome companion for this tour, armed with a bevy of new material thatâ??s certain to expose audiences to an unfamiliar facet of his character. Grieves & Budo, with the last three years spent on the road and their recent appearances at SXSW, Soundset, and Bamboozle, round out the bill.

09.08 - Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
09.09 - Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Riverside Theater
09.10 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
09.11 - Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
09.12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
09.15 - Bozeman, MT @ Gallatin Co. Fairgrounds
09.16 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
09.17 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
09.18 - Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
09.20 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
09.21 - Bend, OR @ Midtown
09.22 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
09.24 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
09.25 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
09.27 - Arcata, CA @ Arcata Community Center
09.28 - Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento State University Union
09.29 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
10.01 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10.02 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10.04 - Rapid City, SD @ Dublin Square
10.05 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Empire Fair Expo Hall
10.06 - Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
10.07 - Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

Complete tour details available on the To All My Friends tour page. Most tickets for the tour go on sale tomorrow so stay tuned for on-sale info and we'll see you in the fall!

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Grieves: Twitter | Facebook | Myspace
Budo: Twitter | Facebook | Myspace
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