Atmosphere Announces “When God Gives You Ugly” North American Tour


Atmosphere plans to bring their brand of literate, forward-thinking hip-hop to the masses this spring with the announcement of their upcoming “When God Gives You Ugly” tour (dates below). Slug and Ant will be rocking venues throughout the continent in celebration of the reissue of their critically acclaimed record God Loves Ugly and the recent release of their sixth studio album, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold. The Atmosphere live show testifies to what devotees already know: Slug and Ant are the real deal. They bring the same passionate lyricism and hard hitting beats that critics have been singing the praises of for years. The 34-date tour kicks off in Missoula, Montana on April 9th.

P.O.S will be direct support through Seattle on 4/24.

P.O.S’s new album Never Better debuted at #1 on Billboard’s New Artists Chart a few week backs. The album packaging for Never Better has already been labeled packaging of the year by magazine’s like Giant and Vapors and now Rhymesayers has launched a user friendly site where you can create your own panels and designs for your Never Better album. Plus, the album is streaming in its entirety and if you create your own panel, you get rewarded with a free download of the first P.O.S single “Drumroll.” Check it out here:

“One can feel Atmosphere loosening modern hip-hop from its moorings and yanking it into some weirder and far more interesting place.” – ROLLING STONE

“Slug is, without a doubt, the most legitimately poetic emcee ever saddled with the credibility killing “back pack hip-hip” label” – XLR8R

“With passionate inflection and pristine delivery, Slug toggles neatly among the poetic, preachy, and provocative, sometimes hitting all at once.”

“As a front-man, the charismatic Slug has matured into one of hip-hop’s best performers.” – LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Few artists succeed where P.O.S. does: He’s proof that hip-hop and rock make for pleasant bedfellows.” – URB

“P.O.S. has saved hip hop. Never Better is amazing and likely to be the best hip-hop album of 2009.” – Alarm

“[Never Better]… is subtly infused with a smart-assed insight and a thing for folding pop culture touchstones into unrecognizable shapes.” – Pitchfork

“When God Gives You Ugly” TOUR DATES:
w/P.O.S as Direct Support
04.09 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
04.10 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
04.11 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
04.12 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
04.14 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater
04.15 Tempe, AZ Marquis Theatre
04.17 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
04.18 Indio, CA Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04.19 Santa Cruz, Catalyst
04.20 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
04.21 Lake Tahoe, NV Montbleu Resort and Casino
04.23 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
04.24 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Without P.O.S
04.25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
04.26 Victoria, BC Element
04.28 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
04.29 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
05.01 Saskatoon, SK The Odeon
05.02 Regina, SK The Riddell
05.04 Thunder Bay, ON Rockhouse
05.06 Toronto, ON The Phoenix
05.07 London, ON Music Hall London
05.08 Montreal, QC Theatre Plaza
05.09 Ottawa, ON Ritual Nightclub
05.10 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
05.12 Portland, ME The Asylum
05.13 Boston, MA House of Blues
05.15 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
05.16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
05.17 Richmond, VA Toad’s Place
05.18 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
05.19 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
05.21 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
05.22 Omaha, NE Slowdown