It was announced this afternoon that veteran Enfield, Nova Scotia emcee Classified is the latest artist to have signed with Decon Records. The Juno Awards-nominated Classified will deliver his first US major distributed album, Hand Shakes & Middle Fingers, on March 29, 2011.

Last year, Decon signed another Canadian emcee in Shad, and released his acclaimed T.S.O.L. in the United States.

Through his career, Classified has worked with artists such as Tash, Maestro Fresh Wes and Choclair, including on 2003’s Trial & Error and 2007’s While You Were Sleeping. In promotion of the release of Hand Shakes & Middle Fingers, the emcee will appear at the following concert dates:

Thu-Mar-24                       Sherbrooke PQ                        The Gait

Fri-Mar-25                         Peterborough                            The Venue

Sat-Mar-26                        Toronto ON                               The Sound Academy     

Tue-Mar-29                        Kitchener ON                            Elements

Wed-Mar-30                       London ON                               London Music Hall 

Thu-Mar-31                        Brantford ON                            Club NV

Fri-Apr-1                             Ottawa ON                               Capital Music Hall

Sat-Apr-2                           Montreal PQ                               Club Soda

Mon-Apr-4                          St.Catharines ON                      Baracudas

Tue-Apr-5                           North Bay ON                           Capital Centre

Thu-Apr-7                           Thunder Bay ON                       Crocks

Fri-Apr-8                             Winnipeg MB                             Garrick Centre

Sat-Apr-9                            Saskatoon SK                           The Patricia Hotel           

Mon-Apr-11                        Grande Prairie ALTA                 Better Than Fred’s

Wed-Apr-13                        Red Deer ALTA                         The Club

Thu-Apr-14                         Calgary ALTA                             Whiskey

Fri-Apr-15                           Lethbrdige ALTA                         The Stone

Sat-Apr-16                          Edmonton ALTA                         The Starlite Room          

Mon-Apr-18                         Nanaimo BC                               The Queens

Tue-Apr-19                          Victoria BC                                 Club 9ONE9

Wed-Apr-20                         Whistler BC                                Garfinkels

Thu-Apr-21                          Vancouver BC                            The Venue