Hip hop touring festival kicks off June 27 in Chicago

The dates and venues have been unveiled for this year’s Rock The Bells festival, which will hit 10 cities across the US this summer.

The event will kick off on June 27 at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Chicago and will wrap up at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco on August 9.

The Roots, Big Boi, Common and Nas & Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley have all been confirmed for this year’s tour, while KRS-One will join MC Supernatural, Murs and Pete Rock in hosting the event.

House Of Pain are set to reunite, and there will be performances by Talib Kweli and Hi Tek, who are collaborating for the trek.

The dates are:

Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (June 27)
Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre (28)
Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre (July 5)
Washington DC Merriweather Post Pavilion (12)
Boston, MA Comcast Center (18)
New York, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre (19)
Vancouver, BC Deer Lake Park (August 1)
Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre (6)
Los Angeles, CA San Manuel Amphitheatre (8)
San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre (9)

The artist lineup is as follows:

Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
The Roots
Big Boi (Outkast)
House of Pain w/ all original members featuring La Coka Nostra
Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli + Hi Tek)
Tech N9ne
RZA (Wu-Tang)
Raekwon (Cuban Linx II)
Sage Francis
Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5’9,” Crooked I)
Charlie 2na (Jurassic 5)
Eyedea & Abilities
Psycho Realm
Mystic Jouneymen (Sunspot Jonez + Lucky I Am)
Mickey Facts
Tabi Bonney
Slum Village (T3, Baatin, Elzhi)

–By our New York staff.
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