Atmosphere’s Remaining 2012 Tour Dates

atmosphere 2012 tour datesAtmosphere is coming off their Australian and  New Zealand leg of their summer tour with labelmates Evidence.  They recently played Summerfest and set to wrap-up the tour in the US with stops in Anchorage, AK with Brother Ali and Abstract Rude, two Rock the Bells performances in San Bernardino, CA and Mountain View, CA respectively as well as Chicago’s Northcoast Festival on September 1st. Atmosphere’s final North American tour date of 2012 will be Atlanta’s CounterPoint Festival September 28th.   All tickets for the final set of dates go on sale Friday, July 20th. Dates are below.

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09.07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze Outdoors
09.08 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue @ The Hub
09.10 – Bozeman, MT @ SUB Ballroom
09.11 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
09.12 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
09.14 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
09.15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox @ The Market
09.16 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
09.17 – Ashland, OR @ Ashland Armory
09.19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
09.20 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
09.21 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
09.22 – Lubbock, TX @ Wrecker’s
09.24 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
09.25 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
09.26 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East

Free Music Download: Atmosphere’s “Somebody, MN”

Atmosphere Welcome to Minnesota TourAtmosphere is from Minnesota so the track “Somebody, MN” is only appropriate for this duo.  The duo also decided to embark on a tour of Minnesota with some friends starting in February.  They are being joined on tour with Kill the Vultures, Big Quarters, and MaLLY.  Not all of us can head up to Minnesota, so Atomosphere released “Somebody, MN” as a free download for fans.  The download link is below:

Free Music Download: Atmosphere’s “Somebody, MN”

Atmosphere’s “Somebody, MN” Stream:
Somebody, MN feat. Atmosphere, Kill The Vultures, Big Quarters & MaLLy by rhymesayers

If you are lucky enough to be in Minnesota, check out the tour dates below to catch the dynamic duo on on the Welcome To Minnesota Tour:
2.20 – Mankato, MN – Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom
2.21 – Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center Ballroom
2.22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
2.23 – Duluth, MN – Clyde Iron Works
2.25 – Rochester, MN – Mayo Civic Center Auditorium
2.26 – St. Cloud, MN – Atwood Center Ballroom @ SCSU

Tickets are officially on sale here –

In Photos: Atmosphere

ATMOSPHERE To All My Friends Tour with Blueprint, Grieves & Budo, and DJ Rare Groove
Congress Theater, Chicago, Il

Atmosphere Paints Chicago’s Vic Theater Ending The Current Tour

The Vic – Chicago, IL

Atmosphere The Vic - Chicago, IL 11/16/2008Atmosphere, hailing from Minneapolis, MN, was kind enough to stop in Chicago on the second to last night of their more than 50-date Paint the Nation Tour. “I’ve always had a crush on this city,” said Slug (Sean Daley) in between flows. Ant (Anthony Davis) rocked the 1’s and 2’s while slug spitting rhymes like:

A friend in Chicago said that I should stay persistent
If I stay around I’m bound to break resistance
Fuck you Lucy for defining my existence

The entire group is comfortable on stage, making it clear that they’ve done this before. With over 50 tour dates, they’ve quite literally painted the nation, “don’t ever fucking question that.” To round out the set, they played older songs right alongside the recent When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold tracks. Slug prefaced “God Loves Ugly” with “I don’t know why a city full of beautiful people would love some ugly fuckers from Minneapolis,” just before the beat dropped. During the track he shouted “now all the beautiful people be quiet” and the crowd erupted.

Atmosphere The Vic - Chicago, IL 11/16/2008Atmosphere was kind enough to bring Chicago’s first snow with them for the sold out show at Vic Theater. “I come to Chicago and I bring snow; You people come to my show and all you bring is sunshine,” said Slug before spitting about his hangover on “Sunshine .”

After “Guarantees,” Slug enlightened the crowd that Ant originally made the beat for Brother Ali (also on Rhymesayers ) who was planning to write a song about a character who commits suicide. Sean pays tribute to Ali by finishing the first verse with “a friend of mine tried to kill himself to the same song.”

For a finale, Slug brought out Blueprint and Abstract Rude for some freestylin’. Topics included the Bears loss, the Chicago Cubs, and of course Obama’s election.

Afterwards, Slug took the time to apologize to the crowd for his “old school shit” while closing out the show. “To me, it’s more than just the guy on the mic, it’s a whole community. So, we’re gonna do some old school shit right now; everybody in here put a peace sign in the air and when I count to three, you say peace; we do that three times in a row.” 1…2…3… and with that he reminded the crowd that “tonight’s show is brought to you by the letter V” and with a final “Rhymesayers is # 1!” he was gone.

As an Audio Arts & Acoustics major, I should mention how great this show sounded. Whoever was running the console for this tour really knew what they were doing. Here’s to the unsung hero, the sound guy.

Photos of Atmosphere in Chicago:

San Diego Street Scene


Beck & the Black Crowes will be headlining the 24th annual San Diego Street Scene that will be held on September 19-20. There will be 30 bands to rock out four stages at this festival including Atmosphere, The Hives, Tegan and Sara & The New Pornographers. Tickets are on sale now.

Keep on reading for the full lineup.

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