Critical Praise For A.Dd+:
"The best rap album that Dallas has ever seen, front to back." - Dallas Observer
"Another total jam from Dallas' own A.Dd+." - Gorilla vs. Bear
"ADd+ admit that they're not stars, but they probably should be. This is the sound of two dudes rapping for people to take notice. And you should." - Jeff Weiss
(February 15, 2012 - Brooklyn, NY) A.Dd+ is excited to announce their first North American tour. This February, the Dallas duo of rappers Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy, along with fellow opener J. Pinder, will be hitting the road with Black Milk as part of The Claps And Slaps Tour. A.Dd+ will join the 25-date run on the February 29th stop in New York City, and will be on the road for just over a month, winding down the tour on March 30th, in Toledo, Ohio. To celebrate, A.Dd+ is releasing a brand new single, "Shit Got Crazy," available for free download via the group's SoundCloud.
In 2011, A.Dd+ released their free album When Pigs Fly. The project (produced entirely by Picnictyme, who's prepping his own solo effort while touring with Erykah Badu as part of the Cannabinoids) was hailed as the greatest local hip-hop album ever by the Dallas Observer, earned them a coveted Chairmen's Choice in XXL Magazine, and ended up on year-end lists from Pitchfork, and others.
The album also earned A.Dd+ a slot on last month's Red Bull Skooled Tour, hitting seven cities throughout the southwest alongside a collection of Texas legends and fellow up-and-comers. "It's an unexplainable feeling," remarks Paris. "We're really making Dallas history right now. We're setting precedents, and it feels good to be rewarded even though we're doing things differently."
The Skooled Tour also served as the perfect warm-up for A.Dd+'s forthcoming North American run as a part of Black Milk's Claps And Slaps Tour, which they will be joining later this month in New York, NY. For A.Dd+, the tour will offer a number of firsts, but most of all Paris and Slim look forward to opening new fans up to their sound. "We'll be bringing high energy, and since there aren't a lot of duos anymore, we make it our goal to leave a lasting impression," remarks Paris, with Slim quickly adding, "All I can say is, look forward to one hell of a show."
Download "Shit Got Crazy" here: http://soundcloud.com/divehiflylo/sh-t-got-crazy
Alternate Link: http://addplus.bandcamp.com/track/sh-t-got-crazy
The Claps And Slaps Official Tour Dates:
Saturday, February 25 - Providence, RI - Fete - Buy Tickets Here
Monday, February 27 - Boston, MA - Middle East - Buy Tickets Here
Tuesday, February 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Silk City
Wednesday, February 29 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory - Buy Tickets Here
Thursday, March 1 - Pittsburgh, PA - Shadow Lounge - Buy Tickets Here
Friday, March 2 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop - Buy Tickets Here
*Saturday, March 3 - New London, CT
Saturday, March 3 - Kalamazoo, MI - The Strutt - Buy Tickets Here
Tuesday, March 6 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig - Buy Tickets Here
Thursday, March 8 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall
Friday, March 9- Chicago, IL - Subterreanean - Buy Tickets Here
Saturday, March 10 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection - Buy Tickets Here
Sunday, March 11 - St. Louis, MO - Gramaphone - Buy Tickets Here
*Wednesday, March 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW
*Thursday, March 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Friday, March 16 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues - Buy Tickets Here
Saturday, March 17 - Scottsdale, AZ - Chaser's - Buy Tickets Here
Sunday, March 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy - Buy Tickets Here
Tuesday, March 20 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones - Buy Tickets Here
Wednesday, March 21 - Fresno, CA - Fulton 55 - Buy Tickets Here
Thursday, March 22 - San Francisco - 330Ritch - Buy Tickets Here
Friday, March 23 - Portland, OR - Crown Room
Saturday, March 24 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
Sunday, March 25 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile - Buy Tickets Here
Wednesday, March 28 - Minneapolis MN - 7th Street Entry - Buy Tickets Here
Thursday, March 29 - Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Festival - Buy Tickets Here
Friday, March 30 - Toledo, OH - Frankie's Underground
*A.Dd+ spot dates, not part of the Claps and Slaps Tour
Quirky yet streetwise, fun-loving yet dead serious, A.Dd+, the duo of Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy, may just be leading Dallas towards a rap renaissance. In 2009, A.Dd+ released their debut mixtape, Power of the Tongue, a project that earned them regional acclaim and a "Best Rap Act" nomination from local alternative weekly the Dallas Observer, but it was in 2011, with the release of their official debut When Pigs Fly that the duo broke through. The LP was hailed as "the best hip-hop album Dallas has ever released," by the Dallas Observer, who also nominated the group for "Best Album" and "Best Rap Act" in their year-end Dallas Observer Music Awards. The project also earned A.Dd+ acclaim from national media outlets such as XXL Magazine and Pitchfork, with a coveted Chairman's Choice feature and inclusion in the "Best Of: Underrated Rap Releases of 2011" list, respectively. Pitchfork described the group as, "the spawn of UGK and Outkast, combining street and cerebral." 2012 already looks to be fruitful for the duo, who kicked off the year taking part in the Red Bull Skooled Tour, a seven-city run through the southwest alongside a collection of Texas legends and fellow up-and-comers. The duo is embarking on their first North American tour, opening up for Black Milk's Claps And Slaps Tour, this spring.