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Rock the Bells, House of Blues announce concert, theater series

July 21, 2011 | 12:14 pm

Mobb deep to perform full album on Rock the Bells tour

With the recent partnership between hip-hop omni-brand Guerilla Union and House of Blues announced this week, fans of marquee rappers of the '90s are being promised a hybrid of big ticket concerts in both festival and concert form. As Guerilla Union’s annual Rock the Bells festival prepares to hit San Bernardino on Aug. 20, the companies Tuesday announced their first joint venture: The Rock the Bells Presents Concert and Theater series.

The string of live showcases at House of Blues venues around the country will feature artists from the festival performing iconic albums in their entirety. The North American tour kicks off in the middle of August with Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Ghostface Killah reproducing the seminal album “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” alongside fellow East Coast artists Mobb Deep performing their 1995 classic, “The Infamous.”

In September, the reunited duo Black Star (featuring Mos Def and Talib Kweli) begins its month-long run of full-album shows, hitting the road with its critically acclaimed “Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star.” 

Tickets for the August shows are currently on sale, while the September Black Star shows go on sale Friday.

Unfortunately, it seems that most of the concert madness won’t be swinging directly into L.A. In California, both rounds of shows in August and September are only happening at the San Diego House of Blues. Check below for a full list of dates

Rock the Bells Presents: Raekwon and Ghostface Killah performing “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” and Mobb Deep performing “The Infamous”

Aug. 12 -- New Orleans, House of Blues

Aug. 13 -- Houston, House of Blues

Aug. 14 -- Dallas, House of Blues

Aug. 16 -- Philadelphia, Theater of Living Arts

Aug. 20 -- San Bernardino, Rock the Bells Festival

Aug. 21 -- San Diego, House of Blues

Aug. 22 -- Las Vegas, House of Blues

Aug. 27 -- Mountain View, Calif., Rock the Bells Festival

Aug. 30 -- Indianapolis, Egyptian Room

Aug. 31 -- Cincinnati, Bogart’s

Sept. 1 -- Detroit, St. Andrew’s Hall

Sept. 3 -- New York, Rock the Bells Festival

Sept. 8 -- Cleveland, House of Blues

Sept. 10 --Mansfield, Mass., Rock the Bells Festival

Sept. 13 -- Miami Beach, Fillmore Miami Beach

Sept. 15 -- Atlanta, Tabernacle

Sept. 16 -- Myrtle Beach, S.C.,  House of Blues

Sept. 17 -- Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte

ROCK THE BELLS PRESENTS: Black Star performing Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star

Aug. 20 -- San Bernardino, Rock the Bells Festival

Aug. 27 -- Mountain View, Calif., Rock the Bells Festival

Sept. 3 -- New York, Rock the Bells Festival

Sept. 6 -- New Orleans, House of Blues

Sept. 7 -- Dallas, House of Blues

Sept. 8 -- Houston, House of Blues

Sept. 11 -- Philadelphia, TLA

Sept. 13 -- Las Vegas, House of Blues

Sept. 16 -- Indianapolis, Egyptian Room

Sept. 17 -- Cincinnati, Bogart’s

Sept. 18 -- Washington, D.C.,  The Fillmore

Sept. 20 -- Mansfield, Mass.,  Rock the Bells Festival

Sept. 21 -- Detroit, St. Andrew’s Hall

Sept. 22 -- Cleveland, House of Blues

Sept. 23  -- Chicago, House of Blues

Sept. 25 -- San Diego, House of Blues

Sept. 27 -- Miami, The Fillmore

Sept. 28 -- Atlanta, Tabernacle

Sept. 29 -- Charlotte, N.C., The Fillmore

Oct. 1 -- Myrtle Beach, S.C.,  House of Blues

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-- Nate Jackson

Photo: Mobb Deep members Havoc, left, and Prodigy.  Credit: Sony Music

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