Here’s the complete rundown of this event as it was conveyed to me by partner Richie at Juggernaut Sounds: After embarking on this year’s record setting “Hostile Takeover” tour and then following up with back-to-back runs in Canada and Europe, Tech N9ne has announced that he will be headlining the “Independent Powerhouse Tour 2013.” The hard-hitting rapper will be joined on the tour by his Strange Music labelmates: gold recording artist Brotha Lynch Hung, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, along with newcomers Rittz and Ces Cru. See full list of dates below.
““I’m very excited to tour with the guys on the roster. I’ve always wanted to take Ces Cru out. I admire what Rittz does on stage and everybody’s been asking about Lynch on every tour. It’s also great to have Kutt Calhoun back on the road with us. I can’t wait for the Independent Powerhouse Tour. I wish it started today and so does Krizz Kaliko!”
In addition, Tech N9ne has also been confirmed to perform at the 2013 Paid Dues Festival in San Bernadino, CA on March 30. Tech will share the stage with De La Soul, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Immortal Technique, Hopsin and festival headliners, Black Hippy, whose members include Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Strange Music recording artist, Jay Rock.
Each artist on the Independent Powerhouse Tour 2013 will release at least one project on Strange Music during the duration of this tour. Headliner Tech N9ne is putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming studio album, Something Else, releasing in May 2013. Brotha Lynch Hung’s Mannibalector, the third and final installment of his historic album trilogy, is due in stores February 5, 2013. Strange Music stalwarts Krizz Kaliko and Kutt Calhoun will each add another project to their prolific recording catalogs, while Rittz and Ces Cru will be releasing their respective debut Strange Music albums in 2013, as well.
Last month, MTV aired Tech N9ne’s Hostile Takeover: The Story Behind The Tour, a 30-minute tour special that gives an in-depth look at what went in to pulling off the most challenging tour in rap history.Updated: December 20, 2012