When it comes to touring, musicians are increasingly putting family first — family themes, that is.
Following in the footsteps of Korn's infamous Family Values Tour, Detroit hip-hop crew Slum Village will headline the 24-city Family Tree Tour beginning June 28 in Chicago.
Other underground rap acts on the bill include former A Tribe Called Quest members Phife Dawg and Jarobi, DJ Rasta Root, Dwele, Phat Kat and Mystic.
Slum Village, who were on last year's Okay Player Tour, will be performing material from their upcoming album, Trinity, which is due in the fall, according to their publicist.
T3, Baatin' and Jay Dee released their debut album, Fantastic, Vol.
2, last year and went on to sell more than 100,000 copies with little radio support. D'Angelo, Q-Tip and DJ Jazzy Jeff are among the album's guests.
Slum Village will perform with an eight-piece band on the Family Tree Tour, which is subtitled "Bringing Hip-Hop Back to Its Roots."
Family Tree Tour dates, according to Slum Village's publicist: