Boots Riley, Morello To Tour Together


Also doing Get Out The Vote Rally in Seattle Nov.3 w/Pearl Jammers

By Blurt Staff



After marching together at
the Democratic National Convention and playing together at both the DNC and the
RNC, Boots Riley (the Coup) and Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, the
Nightwatchman – also due as the BLURT Nov. digital magazine cover star) are
going on tour together.  The famed guitarist and activist has tapped the
incendiary political MC to be main support on his North American tour,
beginning on November 1st in San



On November 3rd,
Riley and Morello will play a Get Out the Vote rally and concert in Seattle WA,
alongside Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and Mike McCready and other special
guests.  The show is part of a larger effort by all the artists involved
to energize young voters in this historic election. Following the three week
tour with Morello, Riley will then play two shows with Meshell Ndegeocello in San Francisco and Los



A lifelong activist, raised,
residing and educating in Oakland CA, Riley will be the keynote speaker at the 2008
Practical Activism Conference at the University
of California, Santa Cruz on October 25th
Riley’s work, which ranges from local issues in the Bay Area – such as his
efforts alongside other human rights organizations to block California’s
Proposition 21 — to international concerns – such as his participation the
World Conference Against Racism – has set “an unprecedented standard of
political organizing among hip hop artists” (College Nine and College Ten).



Boots Riley on tour
with Tom Morello:


11.01.08 – San Francisco, CA
(The Fillmore)
11.02.08 – Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
11.03.08 – Seattle, WA (Showbox Theatre)*
11.05.08 – Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
11.07.08 – Salt Lake City, UT (The Depot)
11.08.08 – Aspen, CO (Belly Up Aspen)
11.08.08 – Boulder, CO (Fox Theater)
11.11.08 – Minneapolis, MN (Fine Line Music Café)
11.12.08 – Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall Ballroom)
11.13.08 – Indianapolis, IN (The Vogue)
11.15.08 – Detroit, MI (Majestic Theater)
11.16.08 – Toronto, ONT (Opera House)
11.17.08 – Boston, MA (Middle East)
11.19.08 – Baltimore, MD (Sonar)

11.20.08 – Philadelphia,
PA (Electric Factory)
11.21.08 – New York, NY
(The Fillmore NY at Irving

12.07.08 – San Francisco, CA
(The Fillmore)**

12.08.08 – Los Angeles, CA
(House of Blues)**

* Get Out The Vote Show w/ Tom Morello & members of Pearl Jam

with Meshell Ndegeocello







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