(Epitaph, Los Angeles, CA) Coming off his most successful record to date, A Healthy Distrust, SAGE FRANCIS is touring North America this fall, spreading awareness about the website, Knowmore.org.
Knowmore.org is a grassroots, non-profit, web-based community that is dedicated to chronicling and resisting corporate attacks on democracy, workers, human rights, fair trade, business ethics and the environment. The shared goal of the website is to help people become more informed and conscious consumers. This is being accomplished via a vast database of easily searchable corporate and political information designed to aid responsible citizens, progressive thinkers and activists, alike. As SAGE FRANCIS explains, "Rather than just saying "Fuck Clear Channel" we are being pro-active and offering information on why companies like that are actually detrimental to society."
On the heels of this objective, SAGE FRANCIS plans to take his unique sound and style out on the road for a month-long tour of North America with fellow artists Sol.iLLaquists of Sound and Sole!
In addition to his touring, SAGE FRANCIS is busy putting the final touches on a new retrospective DVD, which contains interviews and behind-the-scenes footage as well as a ton of other "surprises." The DVD also contains a 40-minute feature of live performance bonus content. The DVD will be released via Epitaph Record in November of 2005.
SAGE FRANCIS was heralded by Blender Magazine for his style with the following quote, "...this booming indie eccentric completes his journey from the battle circuit to the word of self-help, encouraging you to challenge authority, read Kerouac and listen to Johnny Cashed. But the hypervulnerable Francis is no bumper-sticker rapper -- his fire-and-brimstone confessionals are as complex as they are venomous, especially on the counterculture stomp of "The Buzz Kill" or the firearms-as-phallus rap "Gunz Yo." It's a rare thing: hip-hop to soothe, rather than hurt your feelings."
All confirmed SAGE FRANCIS tour dates with Sol.iLLaquists of Sound and Sole are as follows:
10/06/2005 The Roxy Boston MA
10/07/2005 Buffalo Icon Buffalo NY
10/08/2005 Knitting Factory New York NY
10/09/2005 Knitting Factory New York NY
10/10/2005 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland OH
10/12/2005 Rhinos Bloomington IN
10/13/2005 Metro Chicago IL
10/14/2005 Barrymore Theatre Madison WI
10/15/2005 First Avenue Minneapolis MN
10/16/2005 Sokol Auditorium Omaha NE
10/18/2005 Gothic Denver CO
10/19/2005 Club Sound Salt Lake City UT
10/21/2005 Neumos Seattle WA
10/22/2005 Neumos Seattle WA
10/23/2005 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR
10/24/2005 Mc Donald Theater Eugene OR
10/26/2005 The Grand San Francisco CA
10/27/2005 Glass House Pomona CA
10/28/2005 Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles CA
10/29/2005 Soma San Diego CA
10/31/2005 The Clubhouse Tempe AZ
11/01/2005 Club Congress Tucson AZ
11/03/2005 Emos Austin TX
11/04/2005 Trees Dallas TX
11/05/2005 Dickinson Theatre Fayetteville AR
11/08/2005 The Social Orlando FL
11/10/2005 Cats Cradle Carrboro NC
11/11/2005 Otto Bar Baltimore MD
11/12/2005 Trocadero Philadelphia PA