Digable Planets Are Back In Orbit With 2016 Tour Dates

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It has been nearly 25 years since Hip-Hop trio the Digable Planets released their hit, “The Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat).” Made up of members from Silver Spring, Maryland (Ladybug Mecca), Seattle, Washington (Ish f/k/a Butterfly), and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Doodlebug), the Elektra Records act was part of the early 1990s Jazz-Rap movement. Their debut, 1993’s Reachin’ (A New Refutation Of Space and Time) would achieve gold-certified status. However, following 1994’s Blowout Comb, the Planets shifted, and the band would separate in 1995.


In the time since, all members would focus on solo careers. Ish, in particular, found success with experimental Rap act Shabazz Palaces in the 2010s.

In 2016, the Planets are back in orbit. Following 10, 15 and 20-year reunions on stage, the trio will perform more than one dozen Stateside dates this year. They are as follows:

5/28 @ Sasquatch Festival – George, WA
7/2 @ Essence Festival – New Orleans, LA
7/16 @ Pitchfork Festival – Chicago, IL
7/18 @ Woodward Theater – Cincinnati OH
7/19 @ Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
7/20 @ The Saturn – Birmingham, AL
7/21 @ The Exit In – Nashville, TN
7/22 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/23 @ Music Farm – Charleston, SC
7/24 @ Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
7/26 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
7/28 @ Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA
8/18 @ Pioneer Park – Salt Lake City, UT (with Pusha T)
8/19 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl *
8/20 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern *
8/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater *
8/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater *
8/23 Oakland, CA – The New Parish *
8/24 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *
8/25 Portland, OR – Project Pabst @ Crystal Ballroom

* w/ Camp Lo
% w/ Pusha T

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