Black Milk Announces European and American Dates for the FEVER Tour with Backing Band Nat Turner

Kicking Off with European Dates in May and Finishing Up with American Dates in June, the Tour Finds the Detroit Artist Bringing Songs From the Acclaimed FEVER Album to Life

 04.10.2018

Critical Praise for Black Milk:

“As the performance soared into a free-form jam, it was apparent that Mr. Cross and the band had succeeded in pushing the music far from the boundaries of any single genre.” – Wall Street Journal

“Black Milk’s solo career represents a constant cycle of adopting and mastering new production styles and then abandoning them before they become crutches.” – Pitchfork 

“His samples are elegant, his rhythms challenging and his drum kits tight.” – NPR

“Cross has no need for these extras; in his world of soul-tugging productions and machinegun-as-velvet delivery they are merely distractions. On this realization, and in the moment, it was hard not be floored by the obvious: this is what talent with genuine poise really looks and sounds like.” – Dallas Observer

“Striking an impressive balance between being rehearsed and spontaneous, he proved his chops as a multitalented artist once again.” – Okayplayer

The Tour:

Fusing funk, electronic, soul, rock, and rap into an electrifying and inimitable blend, Detroit artist Black Milk redefines the parameters of hip-hop. Reuniting with his powerhouse backing band Nat Turner, Black Milk announces the FEVER Tour, a 24-date tour spanning Europe and the United States. Featuring the thunderous rhythm section of Malik Hunter on bass and new addition Daru Jones (formerly of Jack White‘s live band) on drums, and with brilliant accents and solos from Aaron “Ab” Abernathy on keys, a Black Milk concert is an unforgettable live experience, with the rapper directing traffic and bringing new energy to his catalogue. Kicking off in May, the tour will start with European dates in Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal, before heading to the US West Coast on June 13 in San Diego. The upcoming tour will find Black Milk & Nat Turner performing songs from FEVERBlack Milk’s acclaimed new album, which Pitchfork praised, saying “FEVER continues the Detroit rapper/producer’s expanding live hip-hop jazz-band tradition and leans into psychedelic neo-soul in the process, something like P-Funk meets the Ummah.” Buy tickets for the FEVER Tour here, with Midwest/East Coast tour dates coming soon.

A cohesive 12-track project that touches on vital issues such as racism, social media addiction, among others, listening to FEVER evokes the feeling of scrolling through an endless news feed, finding Black Milk reporting and commenting on the world’s problems with empathy, clarity, and wit.Black Milk’s sixth solo rap album, and his first since 2014’s If There’s a Hell BelowFEVER combines pointed and topical lyrics and brilliant musicianship, including percussion from all-star musicians Chris “Daddy” Dave (D’Angelo, Adele, Justin Bieber) and Daru Jones, bass by long-time collaborator Malik Hunter and keys and guitar from newcomers Ian Fink and Sasha Kashperko, respectively. The album boasts the acclaimed single Laugh Now Cry Later, which earned acclaim from critics, including Stereogum who said, “… we hear Black Milk’s pointed, unpretentious flow over a beat that’s full of electronic gasps and live-bass burbles. Seriously: The beat here is incredible.” Premiered by NPR in February, the “Laugh Now Cry Later” video gives us a glimpse into a-day-in-the-lives of a young couple trapped in a social media bubble where issues tug at their emotions but ultimately fail to evoke action. Featuring additional vocals from DweleAaron “Ab” Abernathy, and Sudie (a producer/vocalist signed to Black Milk’s Computer Ugly label), FEVER released via Computer Ugly and Mass Appeal Records.

Buy tickets to the FEVER Tour: http://blackmilk.biz/tours

Buy FEVER: https://BlackMilk.lnk.to/Fever

Listen to Black Milk’s FEVER Tour Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/black_milk/playlist/7jlwMUusjDJDD7fo5VieXZ?si=8gx7B00YQjyWRvXP_Mxw4g

Tour Dates:

EUROPE
5/12 Milan – BiKO
5/15 The Hague – Paard
5/16 Brussels – M111
5/17 Paris – La Place
5/18 Marseille – Le Poste à Galène
5/20 Lyon – Le Périscope
5/21 Barcelona – Marula Café
5/23 Bordeaux – I-BOAT
5/25 Lisbon – Musicbox
5/26 Porto – Plano B

USA
6/13 San Diego – Soda Bar
6/14 Los Angeles – Echoplex
6/15 San Francisco – Brick & Mortar
6/16 Fresno – Strummers
6/18 Salt Lake City – Urban Lounge
6/19 Boise – Neurolux
6/20 Portland – Jack London Revue
6/21 Seattle – Chop Suey
6/23 Missoula – Top Hat
6/26 Denver – Larimer Lake
6/27 Albuquerque – Sister Bar
6/28 El Paso – Lowbrow Palace
6/29 Phoenix – Crescent Ballroom
6/30 Las Vegas – Bunkhouse

 

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Buy tickets to the FEVER Tour: http://blackmilk.biz/tours

FEVERhttps://BlackMilk.lnk.to/Fever

“Laugh Now Cry Later”: https://soundcloud.com/massappealrecs/black-milk-laugh-now-cry-later // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgUze4VdW-M

Sunday Outtakes Pt. 2https://soundcloud.com/blackmilkofficial/sets/sunday-outtakes-pt-2

The Rebellion Sessions: https://blackmilk.bandcamp.com/album/the-rebellion-sessions

Sunday Outtakeshttps://blackmilk.bandcamp.com/album/sunday-outtakes

Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/black-milk