Human The Death Dance Reaps Best Praise of His Career
Sage Francis - the world renowned rapper, poet, activist, humorist and cultural provocateur - will hit the road this fall with Against Me! in continued support of his thought-provoking 2007 Anti-/Epitaph disc Human The Death Dance. Launching November 5th in Richmond, Virginia, the four week run of the East Coast and Midwest wraps November 28th in Cincinnati, Ohio.
By teaming with the underground rock act Against Me! and the trek's other supporting acts Cobra Skulls and World Inferno Friendship Society, rap stalwart Sage continues to defy categorization. Francis - a celebrated wordsmith and M.C. - recently wrapped a series of innovative, West Coast spoken word dates, including a high profile appearance at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival.
Alongside his upcoming tour mates, Francis will participate in a special benefit for Harvest of Hope in Chicago on Thanksgiving. Proceeds from the November 22nd event at the Metro will help the charity continue to provide migrant farmworkers and their families with emergency aid, inclusive of grants and financial aid for migrant students attending college.
An original lyrical voice throughout his eclectic music career, Francis finalized 60-plus live performances in support of HTDD with appearances at this summer's coveted bi-coastal Rock The Bells shows. Not surprisingly, his sophomore Anti-/Epitaph disc continues to draw the best acclaim of his career.
"He rhymes like a champ," Alternative Press praised in a 4 (of 5) star review. Meanwhile, Filter asserted, "You can call it emo or you can call it hip-hop, but you have to call it some kind of wonderful."
Death And Taxes touted the disc as, "a genre-leaping mash of Francis' soulfully scholarly poetry set to some of the nimblest beats in alternative hop." And Rapreviews.com scribed, "Francis is on a level where even next shit is two steps behind."
Here are Sage Francis' confirmed tour dates with Against Me!:
11/5, Richmond, VA, Canal Club
11/6, Atlanta, GA, Center Stage
11/8, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Revolution,
11/12, Norfolk, VA, Norva
11/13, Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
11/15, Providence, R.I., Lupo's
11/16, Philadelphia, Electric Factory
11/17, New York, NY, Terminal 5
11/19, Cleveland, OH, House Of Blues
11/20, Detroit, MI, Clutch Cargo's
11/21, Chicago, IL, House Of Blues
11/22, Chicago, IL, The Metro
11/23, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
11/25, St. Louis, MO, Pop's
11/27, Memphis, TN, New Daisy Theater
11/28, Cincinnati, OH, Bogart's