Kool Keith Speaks As "Black Elvis" Tour, Album Loom

Kool Keith and the many characters who haunt his work will hit the road next week for a U.S. tour that runs through late September.

The hip-hop astronaut kicks off his "Black Elvis/Lost In Space" tour on August 19 in Mesa, Arizona, and he'll be bringing his DJ and collaborator Kutmaster Kurt along for the ride as his opening act.

The tour comes in support of his latest album, "Black Elvis/Lost In Space," and it gives fans a chance to catch up with this what is only his latest incarnation.

"Me, I reinvent myself," Keith recently told MTV News. "Next year, I don't know who I'll be. I mean, I may be Sam Cooke, I may be the new Metallica. I may create five of myself. Whatever. you know… I may be Sammy Davis Jr., Jr." [RealVideo]

"Black Elvis," which is who Keith is now, hits stores this week, and if you want to catch him on the road, here's where to look:

  • 8/19

    - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater

  • 8/21 - Austin, TX @ Steamboat
  • 8/22 - Houston, TX @ Wax
  • 8/23 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
  • 8/25 - Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL @ Masquerade
  • 8/26 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
  • 8/27 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
  • 8/28 - Carborro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
  • 8/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre For Living Arts
  • 8/31 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
  • 9/1 - New York, NY @ Wetlands Preserve
  • 9/2 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
  • 9/3 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
  • 9/5 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
  • 9/8 - Chicago, IL @ Club Metro
  • 9/9 - Cincinnati, OH @ Annie's
  • 9/10 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
  • 9/11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Modjeska Theatre
  • 9/12 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
  • 9/13 - Lawrence, KA @ Granada Theater
  • 9/14 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre & Cafe
  • 9/15 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
  • 9/17 - Portland, OR @ Station 315
  • 9/18 - Seattle, WA @ RKCNDY
  • 9/21 - Eugene,

    OR @ Wild Duck Brewery

  • 9/22 - San Francisco, CA @ Maritime Hall
  • 9/23 - San Francisco, CA @ Maritime Hall
  • 9/23 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Palookaville
  • 9/24 - Chico-Redding, CA @ The Brickworks
  • 9/26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club