Artful Dodger mastermind Mark Hill will promote the U.S. release of the two-step act's debut album with a eight-city DJ tour this fall.
It's All About the Stragglers, which Hill recorded under the Artful
Dodger name with former partner Pete Devereux nearly two years ago, is due
stateside on September 18, according to Hill's publicist at London/Sire
After working with him for five years, Devereux parted ways with Hill earlier
this summer to pursue his own DJ career.
Artful Dodger are credited with breaking Britain's massive two-step (or U.K.
garage) scene with Stragglers and the album's hit single, "Re-Rewind,"
which features vocals by R&B star Craig David. Hill also produced David's
breakthrough album, Born to Do It.
Hill and Devereux released Re-Rewind, a two-step mix compilation
featuring three of their own tracks, in the U.S. in November (see "Artful
Dodger Hope To Consider Themselves At Home In U.S.").
Artful Dodger tour dates, according to Hill's publicist:
- 9/24 - Greensboro, NC @ Electric Mayhem
- 9/25 - Asheville, NC @ Stella Blue
- 9/26 - New York, NY @ TBA
- 9/27 - Chicago, IL @ Smart Bar
- 9/28 - Washington, DC @ Buzz Club
- 10/6 - San Francisco, CA @ Sno-Drift
- 10/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ 360
- 10/12 - New Orleans, LA @ 735 Club
- 10/13 - New York, NY @ Driveby