(January 12, 2011 – Brooklyn, NY) The Legendary Hieroglyphics Crew is excited to announce a six-date west coast tour, which will be sponsored by Capcom’s Marvel vs. Capcom 3 video game. All Hiero members – Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Pep Love, Casual, Domino and DJ Toure – will be hitting the road for the show dates, which will kick off Friday, January 21st in San Diego, CA and wrap up 10 days later in Modesto, CA, while making stops in Flagstaff, AZ, Los Angeles, CA, Santa Clara, CA, and Petaluma, CA along the way.
Following a year that saw the release of the Hieroglyphics x GoldCoin Capsule Collection, an art collaboration with W.A.I.L., a clothing collaboration with Akomplice, and the crew’s first Oakland performance in a decade, the Hiero crew is excited to kick off the new year with a string of shows and new releases. “We’re looking forward to celebrating the past, with this being the 20 year anniversary of Del’s I Wish My Brother George Was Here, and also to give fans a preview of what we have coming up; the whole crew is planning a variety of new projects for 2011,” remarks Tajai. “And, in a time of impersonal communication, it’ll be fun to interact with the fans face-to-face.”
After recording the song and shooting the accompanying video for “Battle Drum” for the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 video game last year, Hiero will continue their collaboration with the gaming company in 2011. The video game will be released on February 15th and leading up to the release, Capcom will serve as official sponsor for the mini-tour. “We’re thankful that Capcom is giving us this platform and allowing us to get out on the road,” says Tajai. The tour will feature a special segment dedicated to the video game with a performance of “Battle Drum,” and there will also be a special party in celebration of the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 game, which will round out the six-date tour.
Watch the tour promo video here:
Friday Jan 21st – San Diego, CA, Soundwave (21+)
Saturday Jan 22nd – Flagstaff, AZ, The Green Room (21+)
Sunday Jan 23rd – Los Angeles, CA, Key Club (18+)
Friday Jan 28th – Santa Clara, CA, Avalon (all ages)
Saturday Jan 29th – Petaluma, CA, The Phoenix (all ages)
Sunday Jan 30th – Modesto, CA, Fat Cat (21+)
Please contact Michelle or Dan if interested in talking with any Hiero Imperium artists.
About Hiero Imperium Records:
Founded in 1997 in Oakland, CA, Hiero Imperium Records is Del The Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, and the Souls of Mischief, made up of A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai. Coming off waves of success from earlier releases like Souls’ ’93 Til Infinity, the Hiero crew had already established themselves as a name in mainstream and underground hip-hop, and soon released their first collective project Third Eye Vision. Since then the Hiero team has been thriving in the hip-hop world, releasing a number of projects within the label as well as branching out for collaborations with the likes of Jurassic 5, George Clinton, Dilated Peoples, Q-Tip, Xzibit and Gorillaz.