02/25/14

Robert Glasper Experiment Releases EP, Announces Int’l Tour

Group will play Australia, Europe, then U.S. dates with Ledisi

The Robert Glasper Experiment has released a three-track digital EP titled Porter Chops Glasper featuring remixes of Glasper’s work by Mr Porter (aka Denaun Porter). The EP was originally released as an exclusive vinyl 10-inch for Record Store Day’s Back to Black Friday.

Included on the EP is Mr Porter’s remix of the single “Calls feat. Jill Scott” from Black Radio 2 that also features a new rap from Pharoahe Monch. The 12-minute track “Porter Chops Glasper” is described in a press release as “a re-imagining of Glasper’s Blue Note years in the form of a hip-hop beat collage that samples various Glasper works from his first three albums: Canvas, In My Element and Double Booked.

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Robert Glasper Experiment

The Robert Glasper Experiment has also announced an extensive international tour that begins this week in Australia and will bring the band through Asia and Europe before returning to the U.S. for a tour with vocalist Ledisi. That part of the tour kicks off April 16 in Jacksonville, Fla., and will travel to 27 cities. RGX will perform in Washington, D.C., on May 10 as part of the Kennedy Center’s Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary celebrations. See below for a full list of tour dates.

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT 2014 TOUR DATES

February 27 – Chevron Festival Gardens – Perth, Australia
March 1 – Malasimbo Festival – Puerto Galera, Philippines
March 2 – Java Jazz Festival – Jakarta, Indonesia
March 7 – Forum Theatre – Melbourne, Australia
March 8 – The Hi-Fi Sydney – Sydney, Australia
March 10 – Mosaic Music Festival – Singapore, Singapore
March 12 – Hammersmith Apollo – London, United Kingdom
March 13 – La Cigale – Paris, France
March 15 – Porgy & Bess – Vienna, Austria
March 16 – Moods – Zurich, Switzerland
March 17 – Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany
March 18 – Mojo – Hamburg, Germany
March 20 – Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld – Cologne, Germany
March 21 – Het Depot – Brussels, Belgium
March 22 – Gretchen – Berlin, Germany
March 23 – Paloma – Nimes, France
March 24 – Salle Stephane Grappelli – Nice, France
March 25 – A Vaulx Jazz Festival – Lyon, France
March 27 – Nu Spirit Club – Bratislavia, Slovakia
March 28 – Dr. Studio 2 – Copenhagen, Denmark
March 29 – Faschings – Stockholm, Sweden
March 30 – Nerundy Festival – Prague, Czech Republic
April 1 – Concorde 2 – Brighton, United Kingdom
April 2 – Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom
April 3 – The Institute – Birmingham, United Kingdom
April 4 – Gateshead Jazz Festival – Gateshead, United Kingdom
April 7 – Cully Jazz Festival – Cully, Switzerland
April 12 – Muziekgebouw Frits Philips – Eindhoven, Netherlands (with the Metropole Orchestra)
April 13 – McTheater – Amsterdam, Netherlands (with the Metropole Orchestra)

Ledisi Featuring Special Guest Robert Glasper Experiment

April 16 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
April 17 – Saenger Theatre – Mobile, AL
April 18 – Orpheum Theater – Memphis, TN
April 19 – Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
April 22 – Stranahan Theater – Toledo, OH
April 24 – Detroit Opera House – Detroit, MI
April 25 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
April 26 – Palace Theatre – Louisville, KY
April 27 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
April 28 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
April 29 – August Wilson Center – Pittsburgh, PA (RGX Only)
April 30 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
May 1 – Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
May 2 – Chrysler Hall – Norfolk, VA
May 4 – Pier 6 Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
May 6 – Durham Performing Arts Center – Durham, NC
May 8 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
May 9 – Chastain Park Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA
May 10 – Kennedy Center – Washington DC (RGX ONLY)
May 13 – Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO
May 14 – Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX
May 16 – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
May 17 – ACL Live – Austin, TX
May 21 – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
May 22 – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA
May 23 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
May 24 – San Diego Jazz Festival - San Diego, CA
May 25 – Woodlake Inn – Sacramento, CA

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