Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mos Def And Talib Kweli Are... Still Black Star, Performing This Fall, Maybe Putting Out Another Album Next Year

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Excellent as solo artists and absolutely outstanding when together, Mos Def (soon to be "Yasiin") and Talib Kweli teamed up as Black Star to unleash their classic self-titled debut album way the hell back in 1998. It's one that I still rock on occasion to this day, as do their many fans - so anytime they come back to perform it tends to be a Really Big Deal in my mind.

And that's exactly what they're up to this Fall, with the announcement of a new set of Black Star tour dates that will bring them through NYC's Irving Plaza on October 5. Tickets are still available, and I highly recommend you make it happen - I saw them do this back in 2009 (check out the video for "Brown Skin Lady" after the jump), and it was GREAT.

Upping the ante some, PASTE Magazine has revealed that the duo "guarantees" a release of that mythical second album in 2012. Definitely waiting for a true confirmation on that, but a proper follow-up after a 14-year wait would be nice indeed.

Black Star Tour Dates
09/21/11 Wed St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
09/22/11 Thu House Of Blues Cleveland, OH
09/23/11 Fri House of Blues Chicago, IL
09/25/11 Sun House of Blues San Diego, CA
09/27/11 Tue The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater Miami Beach, FL
09/28/11 Wed The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
09/29/11 Thu The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
10/01/11 Sat House of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC
10/05/11 Wed Irving Plaza New York, NY
10/06/11 Thu House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
10/29/11 Sat House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
11/03/11 Thu House of Blues Anaheim, CA
11/04/11 Fri The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
11/05/11 Sat Bogart's Cincinnati, OH
11/11/11 Fri Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN

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