Public Enemy Unveil Dates For 40th Tour

Hip-hoppers to cross United States in October.

Public Enemy's trek across the U.S. next month will be the pioneering

political rap band's 40th tour, according to a recent essay by bandleader

Chuck D.

Three weeks of shows are confirmed in October, with more to be added,

according to Walter Leaphart, Chuck D's manager, and Liz Morentin, the

band's spokesperson at Atomic Pop music.

In the spring, Public Enemy released There's a Poison Goin' On,

their sixth album of new studio material, in the downloadable MP3 format;

it was released in traditional CD form later. The album includes the

futuristic "Do You Wanna Go Our Way???" (RealAudio

excerpt) and "41:19" (RealAudio

excerpt), a rap about police brutality.

"There's elements in society that are killing us slowly, whether it's

spiritually, mentally or eventually physically," Chuck D (born Carlton

Ridenhour) said shortly after the online release. "Maybe technology is

a rock that a lot of us can grab on to in order to exist in the next


DJ Lord Aswad of Chuck D's side project, rock band Confrontation Camp,

will fill in for original Public Enemy DJ Terminator X on the tour; Lord

Aswad did the same during a brief European tour that ended this month,

according to Chuck D's "Terrordome" column on the official PE website

( Terminator X now runs an ostrich farm in North


Public Enemy Tour Dates:

Oct. 3; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue

Oct. 5; Milwaukee, Wis.; Rave

Oct. 6; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues

Oct. 7; Detroit, Mich.; The Majestic

Oct. 8; Pittsburgh, Pa.; TBA

Oct. 9; Philadelphia, Pa.; Mann Music Center

Oct. 10; Washington, D.C.; The Nation

Oct. 12; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; House of Blues

Oct. 14; New Orleans, La.; House of Blues

Oct. 15; Austin, Texas; Stubb's

Oct. 17; Denver, Colo.; Gothic Theatre

Oct. 19; Los Angeles, Calif.; House of Blues

Oct. 20; Solana Beach, Calif.; Belly Up Tavern

Oct. 21; San Francisco, Calif.; Maritime Hall

Oct. 23; Salem, Ore.; Salem Armory