Los Angeles hip-hop collective Jurassic 5 will return to the road on this summer’s “Word Of Mouth Reunion Tour,” touring with the same artists as they did in 2000: Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies, and MC Supernatural. The tour kicks off on Monday, July 7, at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV, and traverses North America before wrapping up on Sunday, August 3, at House of Blues in Boston, MA.
After a triumphant return at last year’s Coachella, the group’s six original members – Akil, Zaakir, Marc 7, DJ Nu-Mark, Chali 2na, and Cut Chemist – are set to cross the country on this very special jaunt.
“Just to be able to do this reunion is really special,” said DJ Ni-Mark in a recent interview with Moshcam. “They always say that you only get one chance at this business and we’re so lucky to get another chance to playing in front of people that have supported us is just…we feel very thankful for that.”
“Word Of Mouth Reunion Tour” appropriately ignites the next chapter of Jurassic 5‘s legacy. The group is gearing up to deliver an intimate set of classics from their storied catalog to faithful fans across the country. Their first release, the Jurassic 5 EP (1998), solidified them as a force to be reckoned with within the genre with hit tracks like “Concrete Schoolyard” and “Jayouy.” Two years later, J5 dropped Quality Control, which peaked at #43 on Billboard, achieved gold status, and introduced the group to the masses worldwide. Tracks like “Quality Control,” “Jurass Finish First” and “Swing Set” became the group’s signature sound. Power In Numbers spawned the smash hits “Day at the Races,” featuring Big Daddy Kane, and “What’s Golden,” which led the band to their first late-night television performances on Conan O’Brien and David Letterman. In 2006, the group released Feedback (distributed and released worldwide via Interscope), which saw them hit #15 on the Billboard Top 200 during release week before amicably separating the following year.
In the same interview, Mark 7 mentions that one of the highlights of his career is “being gone for 6 or 7 years and still getting well-received and still being on our game.”
Following the Coachella reunion, these six rap luminaries embarked on a yearlong string of sold-out concerts and festivals in Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The group is in top form, and definitely on top of their game with most of their international tour dates once again sold out, and a full 20-date U.S. tour lined up. In addition to the tour, J5‘s renaissance continues with the release of a full-length documentary feature later this year.
Get ready to experience this six-member tribe like never before.
Monday, July 7 — Reno, NV — Grand Sierra Resort
Wednesday, July 9 — Seattle, WA — The Showbox
Thursday, July 10 — Eugene, OR — Cuthbert Amphitheater
Friday, July 11 — Berkeley, CA — Greek Theatre
Saturday, July 12 — Los Angeles, CA — Greek Theatre
Sunday, July 13 — Santa Barbara, CA — Santa Barbara Bowl
Tuesday, July 15 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
Thursday, July 17 — Las Vegas, NV — Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan
Saturday, July 19 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee
Monday, July 21 — Denver, CO — Ogden Theatre
Wednesday, July 23 — Kansas City, MO — Crossroads
Thursday, July 24 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave
Friday, July 25 — Chicago, IL — Aragon Ballroom
Saturday, July 26 — Royal Oaks, MI — Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sunday, July 27 — Columbus, OH — LC Pavilion
Wednesday, July 30 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
Thursday, July 31 — Philadelphia, PA — Penn’s Landing
Friday, August 1 — Baltimore, MD — Pier Six
Saturday, August 2 — New York, NY — Best Buy Theater
Sunday, August 3 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
For complete ticket and tour information visit Jurassic5.com.
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