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Digable Planets Plot Reunion Tour

Digable Planets Plot Reunion Tour

Nineties rappers also set for festival appearances at Sasquatch, Essence, Pitchfork

Nineties hip-hop outfit Digable Planets will reunite for a nine-date trek around festival sets at Sasquatch, Essence and Pitchfork. Barry Brecheisen/WireImage

Nineties hip-hop outfit Digable Planets have announced a nine-date reunion tour for this summer Brooklyn Vegan reports.

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The trek kicks off July 18th at the Woodward Theater in Cincinnati, Ohio, following a handful of festival dates. Digable Planets will primarily stick to cities in the southeast and Mid-Atlantic region, though they're expected to announce more concerts soon. A complete list of dates is below.

Digable Planets announced their plans for a reunion tour during a New Year's Eve concert in Seattle. Since that show, they've scheduled festival sets at Sasquatch in George, Washington, Essence in New Orleans and Pitchfork in Chicago. They're also slated to play Salt Lake City's Twilight Concert Series August 18th with Pusha T.

Formed in the late Eighties by Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, Craig "Doodlebug" Irving and Mary Ann "Ladybug Mecca" Vieira, Digable Planets scored a Top 20 hit with their 1992 single, "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)," and went on to release two LPs before disbanding in 1995. The group briefly reunited in 2005, but hadn't performed together since 2011 prior to their New Year's Eve show in Seattle. During that time, Butler formed Shabazz Palaces with multi-instrumentalist Tendai "Baba" Maraire.

Digable Planets Tour Dates

May 28 — George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
July 2 — New Orleans, LA @ Essence Festival
July 16 — Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
July 18 — Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
July 19 — Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
July 20 — Birmingham, AL @ The Saturn
July 21 — Nashville, TN @ The Exit In
July 22 — Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
July 23 — Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
July 24 — Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
July 26 — Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
July 28 — Ardmore, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall
August 18 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Pioneer Park

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