San Francisco's Funky Tekno Tribe, an underground collective of DJs, electronic musicians and promoters, including DJ Dan and Donald Glaude, will launch the North American stint of their Generations world tour on Sept. 2 in Denver.
Generations will hit 12 cities across the United States before ending at the legendary Halloween Tribal Massive event Oct. 14 at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
"A lot of people have heard of them and there's a mystique there, now they get to see what Funky Tekno Tribe is about," said Seattle's Glaude. "The production, the lineups we bring, the type of sound that comes forth, the whole Funky Tekno Tribe vibe is greatly needed to be seen by people outside the West Coast."
Other DJs on the tour include Barry Weaver, Graeme, Hector Cardenas, Arturo Garces, Jeno and DJ Mea. Special guests will join the Tribe at various stops, including DJ Sneak, DJ Rap, Mark Farina, John Acquaviva, Dean Coleman, Supa DJ Dimitry, Mr. C and "Evil" Eddie Richards.
"I describe it as bringing the funk whatever way you want to bring it," Glaude said of the roster. "It's individual sounds that make up one whole thing."
Funky Tekno Tribe also are scheduled to take part in the Cypress Hill-hosted Smoke Out show on Oct. 7 in San Bernardino, Calif. Dilated Peoples and 311 are also on the bill.
The Halloween Tribal Massive, which will celebrate its eighth year, is considered one of the premier dance parties in the United States, attracting nearly 10,000 people in recent years. Headlining acts from around the world will be announced later this month.
"I always look forward to that show," Glaude said. "It's one of those annual events that's kicked ass since it first began. People hear that and they come expecting a good time."
International dates of the Generations tour will be announced in November.
Funky Tekno Tribe Generations tour dates:
Sept. 2; Denver, Colo.; TBA
Sept. 8; Houston, Texas; Connection 2000
Sept. 9; Austin, Texas; Austin Music Hall
Sept. 15; Rochester, N.Y.; Water Street Music Hall
Sept. 16; Indianapolis, Ind.; Indiana Ice Center
Sept. 22; Washington, D.C.; Nation
Sept. 23; Charlotte, N.C.; Metrolina Expo
Sept. 29; Minneapolis, Minn.; The Quest
Sept. 30; Seattle, Wash.; Stadium Expo Center
Oct. 6; Las Vegas, Nev.; C2K
Oct. 7; San Bernardino, Calif.; National Orange Show Events Center (Smoke Out)
Oct. 14; San Francisco, Calif.; Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (Halloween Tribal Massive)