Hip-Hop duo Black Star has announced some special shows on the west coast in May. The group will play back to back nights starting at The Fox Theater in Pomona, California May 17 and The Novo in Los Angeles, CA May 18. Tickets for both shows are on sale now and are available to purchase via AXS. Black Star consists of rap stars Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, and Talib Kweli. They formed Black Star in 1997 in New York and released their debut album the following year. The album received much critical acclaim, with AllMusic stating the album's "ideals are sure lofty; not only are they out to preach Garvey's words, but they also hope to purge rap music of its negativity and violence." The album is also their only album released since forming. The anticipated follow-up album has yet to see a release date. Bey announced last year that duo is indeed working on a new album, with production from Madlib.
They are also set to perform at the inaugural Boston Calling Music Festival in Boston, MA, alongside Twenty-One Pilots, Tame Impala, and Travis Scott as well as the Summercamp Music Festival alongside Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, and Umphrey Mcgee in Chillicothe, Illinois. Both festivals take place Memorial Day weekend.