August 1, 2007 0:20

Kanye wants Peter, Bjorn & John as backing band

Rap star wants Swedes to play onstage

Kanye wants Peter, Bjorn & John as backing band
Kanye West has reportedly asked Peter, Bjorn and John to be his backing band when he plays their home country of Sweden next month.

According to Pitchfork, the rapper is set to perform at the Way Out West festival on August 11 and has worked his magic on their much-played ‘Young Folks’ song which they are re-releasing in September in the UK.

Meanwhile, Peter, Bjorn and John kick off their US tour tonight in Los Angeles. The stint will see them play their biggest New York show to date at Roseland Ballroom.

The dates are:

Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater (July 31)
San Diego, CA - House of Blues (August 1)
Salt Lake City, UT - Gallivan Center (2)
Baltimore, MD - Pimlico Race Course (Virgin Festival) (4)
Chicago, IL - Grant Park (Lollapalooza) (5)
Chicago, IL - Double Door (5)
Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre (6)
St. Louis, MO - The Pageant (7)
Nashville, TN - City Hall (8)
Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's (September 5)
New York, NY - Roseland (6)
Boston, MA - Avalon Ballroom (7)
Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga Festival (8)
Toronto, Ontario - V Festival (9)
Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (11)
Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse (12)
Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival (14)
Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre (16)
Los Angeles, CA - The WIltern (17)
San Francisco, CA - The Warfield (18)
Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom (19)
Seattle, WA - Showbox (20)
Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore (21)
Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue (24)

--By our New York staff.
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