New York, NY – May 7, 2009- Renaissance man Chali 2na is thrilled to announce that he’ll be joining this summer’s highly anticipated Rock The Bells tour. 2na made his mark on the hip hop world as a prominent member of the seminal group Jurassic 5. With his unmistakable, beloved baritone he has firmly established himself as one of the most distinctive personalities in the genre.
Now in its 6th year, the Rock The Bells tour has become a genuine rite of passage for thousands of core, socially conscious, and independent hip hop enthusiasts. Rock The Bells has established a platform of unparalleled diversity and excellence by uniting the biggest names involved with urban culture. Some of the artists set to perform alongside Chali 2na this year are Nas, Damian Marley, K’NAAN, The Roots, Common and Busta Rhymes amongst others.
Chali will be touring on his solo debut album, Fish Outta Water, set for release on June 23rd via Decon. A powerful and deeply personal body of work, Fish Outta Water is quite simply a life’s worth of songs in the making. Boasting production from the likes of Jake One, Scott Storch, and Cut Chemist and collaborations with Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Beenie Man, Anthony Hamilton, and Talib Kweli, the album feels like a new beginning of sorts for the artist who has successfully melded the bass-heavy bravado with his own life’s story, and in doing so, creates art that’s not only superb, it’s important.
Don’t miss Chali 2na on the Rock The Bells tour!
Sat June 27: Chicago @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun June 28: Detroit @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun July 5: Toronto @ Molson Amphitheatre
Sun July 12: Baltimore @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Sat July 18: Boston @ Comcast Center
Sun July 19: New York @ Jones Beach Theatre
Sat Aug 1: Vancouver @ Deer Lake Park
Thu Aug 6: Denver @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 8: Los Angeles @ San Manuel Amphitheatre
Sun Aug 9: San Francisco @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
All artist assets including bio can be found at www.deconrecords.com/assets/chali2na
For more information contact: Press Here Publicity
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