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Tour dates: Rock The Bells goes wide

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That headline may be a bit misleading, because sadly, I do not bring news that the jaw-dropping lineup for this year’s Rock The Bells festival is going on the road. Rather, as a consolation prize for those of us not in New York, L.A., San Francisco or Boston, a select  few of the full-album performances going down at the festival will be taken on the road. According to promoter Gorilla Union:

The first tour will kick off with Wu-Tang Clan members, Raekwon and Ghostface performing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx as well as fellow east-coast artists Mobb Deep performing their 1995 classic, The Infamous . Tickets are on-sale now. The reunited Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli) will also hit the road performing their critically acclaimed album,  Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star. Tickets go on-sale Friday, July 22 at 10am local time via LiveNation.com.

Considering that Def and Kweli’s reunion was one of the big stories coming out of this year’s lineup, them taking it on the road is quite the silver medal. Dates for each stop below:

Raekwon and Ghostface performing Only Built for Cuban Linx
Mobb Deep performing The Infamous

August
12- New Orleans, LA- House of Blues
13- Houston, TX- House of Blues
14- Dallas, TX- House of Blues
16- Philadelphia, PA- Theater of Living Arts
20- San Bernardino, CA- Rock The Bells Festival
21- San Diego, CA- House of Blues
22- Las Vegas, NV- House of Blues
27- Mountain View, CA- Rock The Bells Festival
30- Indianapolis, IN- Egyptian Room
31- Cincinnati, OH- Bogart’s

September
1- Detroit, MI- Saint Andrew’s Hall
3- New York, NY- Rock The Bells Festival
8- Cleveland, OH- House of Blues
10-Mansfield, MA – Rock The Bells Festival
13- Miami Beach, FL- Fillmore Miami Beach
15- Atlanta, GA- Tabernacle
16- Myrtle Beach, SC- House of Blues
17- Charlotte, NC- Fillmore Charlotte

Black Star performing Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star

August
20- San Bernardino, CA- Rock The Bells Festival
27- Mountain View, CA- Rock The Bells Festival

September
3- New York, NY- Rock The Bells Festival
6- New Orleans, LA- House of Blues
7- Dallas, TX- House of Blues
8- Houston, TX- House of Blues
11- Philadelphia, PA- TLA
13- Las Vegas, NV- House of Blues
16- Indianapolis, IN- Egyptian Room
17- Cincinnati, OH- Bogart’s
18- Washington D.C.- The Fillmore
20-Mansfield, MA – Rock The Bells Festival
21- Detroit, MI- St. Andrew’s Hall
22- Cleveland, OH- House of Blues
23- Chicago, IL- House of Blues
25- San Diego, CA- House of Blues
27- Miami, FL- The Fillmore
28- Atlanta, GA- Tabernacle
29- Charlotte, NC- The Fillmore

October
1- Myrtle Beach, SC- House of Blues