Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth have announced the itinerary of their forthcoming "20th Anniversary Mecca And The Soul Brother Tour." Camp Lo is scheduled to be the opening act for the tour, which is slated to begin October 15 at the Howard Theater in Washington, D.C. and conclude November 15 at Middle East in Boston, Massachusetts.
The tour is named after the New York duo’s debut album, 1992’s Mecca And The Soul Brother, and will be the first time the pair has toured North America in more than 15 years.
“It means a lot because music is the foundation of the world,” C.L. Smooth said in a press release. “It gives you an opportunity to know what we contributed and how inspired we were as very young men to get the opportunity to make good music.”
“People will finally get to hear good music and see a good show,” Pete Rock added. “They get to come out, have a good time and enjoy the music they loved for years.”
Mecca And The Soul Brother included “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.),” which was named one of "The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs Of All Time" by Rolling Stone magazine. The album also featured the singles “Straighten It Out” and “Lots Of Lovin.”
Pete Rock has collaborated with Camp Lo on two 80 Blocks From Tiffany's mixtapes. Pt. II of the series was released in August.
The “20th Anniversary Mecca And The Soul Brother Tour” itinerary is as follows:
10.15 Washington, D.C. Howard Theater
10.18 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
10.19 Charlotte, NC The Chop Shop
10.20 St. Louis, MO 2720 Cherokee
10.24 Denver, CO Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
10.26 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy Theatre
10.27 San Francisco, CA Yoshi’s San Francisco
10.30 Portland, OR Hawthorn Theater
11.01 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
11.02 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club
11.08 Chicago, IL The Shrine
11.11 Toronto, Ontario The Phoenix Concert Theatre
11.12 Montreal, Quebec Cabaret Underworld
11.13 New York, NY BB Kings
11.15 Boston, MA Middle East