D12, Sans Eminem, Line Up Fall Tour

Detroit crew heads out October 15; Eminem busy with biopic.

D12 are heading out with fellow misbehaving rhyme-slingers Kottonmouth Kings for a fall tour.

The two groups, along with openers Bionic Jive, will kick off the outing on October 15 in New Haven, Connecticut. After spending the night before Halloween (or Devils Night, the title of D12′s debut album) in New Orleans, the tour will wrap up November 20 in Detroit.

D12 will be without their star player, however, as Eminem will be shooting his still-untitled semi-autobiographical movie (see “Film Based On Eminem’s Life Coming Into Focus” ), his Interscope Records spokesperson said Wednesday (September 19).

Kottonmouth Kings will be promoting their third album, Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop, due October 9. Produced by Kingpin Brad Daddy X and newcomer Kumagai, the LP includes a cover of the Geto Boys’ “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.”

Brad Daddy X and crew, who toured last spring behind their “Dopeumentary” home video, will perform at Cypress Hill’s Smoke Out festivals in Devore, California, on October 6 and Oakland, California, on October 13 (see “Busta, Deftones, Method Man To Smoke Out With Cypress Hill” ) before hitting the road with D12.

D12/Kottonmouth Kings tour dates, according to Interscope:


  • 10/15 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
  • 10/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
  • 10/17 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
  • 10/18 – Boston, MA @ Avalon
  • 10/19 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
  • 10/20 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
  • 10/23 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
  • 10/25 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
  • 10/26 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center
  • 10/28 – Orlando, FL @ University of Central Florida
  • 10/30 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
  • 11/1 – Houston, TX @ Numbers
  • 11/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
  • 11/3 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
  • 11/6 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
  • 11/8 – Washington, DC @ Nation
  • 11/9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ M
  • 11/10 – Kitchener, ON @ Lyric Theatre
  • 11/11 – Toronto, ON @ Docks Concert Hall
  • 11/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
  • 11/14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • 11/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
  • 11/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
  • 11/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
  • 11/19 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
  • 11/20 – Detroit, MI @ State Theatre

For a feature interview with D12, check out “D12: Slim Shady’s Crew Stands Up” .