In Uncategorized on August 17, 2008 at 7:20 pm

Atmosphere have released their fall tour dates. Dates/press release can be seen in the comment section.

  1. Atmosphere are ready to “Paint The Nation” and will do so by playing over 50 shows across the US this Fall in support of their new album, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold. The trek kicks off September 10th in Fargo, ND and includes festival dates including Monolifth in Denver, Street Scene in San Diego, Edge Fest in Phoenix, KFMA Fall Ball in Tucson and Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. The full lineup of the “Paint The Nation” Tour is below and features special guests Abstract Rude, Blueprint and DJ Rare Groove.

    On September 1st, before the painting begins, Atmosphere will take part in the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) Take Back Labor Day Festival at the foot of the Republican National Convention. Atmosphere will join Mos Def, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer from noon to 7 p.m. at Harriet Island Regional Park in St. Paul, Minn. The Take Back Labor Day Festival, sponsored by SEIU, will include a concert, a You Tube station, a children’s area, and a large audience-participation art project. Joining the performers will be SEIU leaders Andy Stern and Anna Burger and other special guests. The festival will both celebrate workers’ achievements and promote a New Vision for the 21st Century – Go to for more information.

    Atmosphere recently killed it on the Late Show with David Letterman, check out the performance of “You” featuring backup vocals from P.O.S. here:

    Atmosphere’s sixth studio album When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 in April and has now scanned almost 120,000 units and is the fastest selling Atmosphere record to date. Atmosphere was MTV’s 52/52 “Artist Of The Week.” back in May (you can watch clips on Atmosphere’s MySpace). Atmosphere headlined the first ever Soundset Festival in Minneapolis this past May that featured the very best in independent Hip Hop. Soundset sold over 12,000 tickets. The first single off the album, “You” is getting heavy airplay across the country and is currently climbing the Alternative charts thanks to rotations at KROQ/LA, INDIE 103/LA, 91X/San Diego, KNDD/Seattle, KVGS/Las Vegas, KITS/San Francisco, KEDJ/Phoenix, KROX/Austin, KWOD/Sacramento, KCCQ/Des Moins, KFMA/Tucson, WLUM/Milwaukee, Sirius, XM and Music Choice among others. Look for the music video for “You” to hit in the beginning of September. Atmosphere has now performed “You” on Conan, Letterman and is booked for Jimmy Kimmel’s outdoor stage on Tuesday, September 23rd.

    “As a front-man, the charismatic Slug has matured into one of hip-hop’s best performers.” LA Times

    Confirmed Atmosphere Tour Dates:
    09-01 St. Paul, MN – Harriet Island (Take Back Labor Day)
    “Paint The Nation” Tour w/Abstract Rude, Blueprint and DJ Rare Groove
    09-10 Fargo, ND – The Venue
    09-11 Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Empire Expo Center
    09-12 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
    09-13 Denver, CO – Monolith Festival
    09-15 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
    09-16 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
    09-18 Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
    09-19 Sacramento, CA – Empire
    09-20 San Diego, CA – Street Scene
    09-21 Bakersfield, CA – The Dome
    09-22 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
    09-25 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
    09-26 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
    09-27 Phoenix, AZ – Edge Fest
    09-28 Tucson, AZ – KFMA Fall Ball
    09-30 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
    10-01 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
    10-02 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater
    10-03 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
    10-04 Orlando, FL – Firestone
    10-06 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
    10-07 Ashville, NC – Orange Peel
    10-08 Richmond, VA – Toad’s Place
    10-10 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head
    10-11 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
    10-13 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
    10-14 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
    10-15 Providence, RI – Lupo’s
    10-17 Portland, ME – The Station
    10-18 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
    10-20 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
    10-21 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
    10-22 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
    10-24 Cincinnati, OH – Scribble Jam @ Annie’s
    10-25 Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon
    10-27 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
    10-28 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
    10-29 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club
    10-31 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
    11-01 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
    11-02 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
    11-05 Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre
    11-06 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
    11-07 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
    11-08 Austin, TX – Waterloo Park (Fun Fun Fun Fest)
    11-09 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
    11-11 El Paso, TX – Club 101
    11-12 Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Convention Center
    11-15 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
    11-16 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
    12-30 Lorne, Australia – The Falls Festival
    12-31 Marion Bay, Australia – The Falls Festival
    01-03 Busselton, Australia – Sir Stewart Bovell Park (Southbound Festival)

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