Ask anyone over the age of 30 who the greatest hip-hop producer of all time is and there’s a good chance they’ll answer with DJ Premier. With his chopped up samples, sturdy drum breaks and scratched choruses, Preemo’s beats are instantly recognizable and over the course of his 30-plus year career, he’s worked with almost every legendary rapper in the game, from The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay Z on the East Coast to West Coast icons like Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.
Now, Premier is gearing up for a tour with a full live band. On Thursday, DJ Premier announced the Catalogue Bash Tour with The Badder Band. The 16-date tour kicks off on May 31 at the Distrikt Nightclub in Victoria, BC and runs through June 23 when he plays Coda in Philadelphia. Tickets for the tour go on sale tomorrow, April 14; check out their full list of tour dates below.
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Preemo formed The Badder Band in 2015 with the release of their song “Bpatter,” which you can listen to below. Although there’s no news on a full-length release from the group, they played several dates in 2016.
Don’t miss your chance to see Premier and The Badder Band on their first extensive U.S. tour. Check out their tour dates below and follow this link to get tickets to select shows.
DJ Premier and The Badder Band - The Catalogue Bash Tour
May 31 - Victoria – District Nightclub
June 1 - Vancouver – Venue
June 2 - Seattle – Nuemos
June 3 - Portland – Star Theater
June 7 - Sacramento – Harlow’s
June 8 - San Francisco – The Regency Ballroom (Click here for tickets)
June 9 - Solano Beach – Belly Up
June 10 - Los Angeles – El Rey Theater (Click here for tickets)
June 11 - Costa Mesa – Constellation Room
June 14 - Denver – Bluebird Theater (Click here for tickets)
June 15 - Kansas City – Riot Room (Click here for tickets)
June 16 - St. Louis – Ready Room
June 17 - Chicago – Concord
June 18 - Detroit – Magic Stick
June 22 - Boston – Brighton Music Hall
June 23 - Philadelphia – Coda