X-ecutioners, The Coup Feel The 'Adrenaline'
Turntablists the X-ecutioners and political hip-hop act the Coup will headline the Adrenaline Rush tour, presented by health drink maker SoBe. Slated to begin April 3 in Austin, Texas, and wrap May 6Turntablists the X-ecutioners and political hip-hop act the Coup will headline the Adrenaline Rush tour, presented by health drink maker SoBe. Slated to begin April 3 in Austin, Texas, and wrap May 6 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, the tour will also feature human beatbox Kenny Muhammad and a number of short "action sports movies."
The X-ecutioners will be touring in support of their upcoming Loud/Columbia release, "Built from Scratch," which has been generating play at rock radio with "It's Goin' Down" featuring Linkin Park, currently No. 26 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally. Before the act takes the stage, clips featuring extreme sports athletes such as surfer Kelly Slater and skateboarder Tony Hawk will screen.
"We're looking forward to it," group member Rob Swift told Billboard recently. "It's going to be an upscale tour. All the other s*** that we have done in the past has been for independent projects, and when we toured we were on a limited budget. Being on Loud -- being on a major -- we're going to be able to spend more and hopefully reach more places and more people."
Acclaimed rap act the Coup released its fourth album, "Party Music," last November on independent label 75 Ark, and Muhammad is a regular collaborator with the X-ecutioners. Tickets for the tour will cost $15, and a spokesperson notes that more dates may be added. Updates will be posted on the tour's official Web site.
Here are the dates for the Adrenaline Rush tour:
April 3: Austin, Texas (The Mercury)
April 4: Dallas (Trees)
April 5: Houston (The Engine Room)
April 6: New Orleans (House of Blues)
April 7: Birmingham, Ala. (Five Points Music Hall)
April 9: Tallahassee, Fla. (University of Florida)
April 10: Tampa, Fla. (Masquerade)
April 11: Atlanta (The Masquerade)
April 12: Carrboro, N.C. (Cat's Cradle)
April 14: Washington D.C. (9:30 Club)
April 15: New Haven, Conn. (Toads Place)
April 16: New York (BB King's)
April 18: Philadelphia (TLA)
April 19: Burlington, Vt. (Higher Ground)
April 20: Boston (Axis)
April 21: Northampton, Mass. (Pearl Street)
April 23: Cleveland (Agora Theater)
April 25: Cincinnati (Bogarts)
April 29: Boulder, Colo. (Fox Theater)
May 1: Seattle (Showbox)
May 3: San Francisco (Fillmore)
May 4: Santa Barbara, Calif. (UC Santa Barbara)
May 6: Los Angeles (House of Blues)