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GZA announces “The 64 Squares Tour” with Killer Mike and Sweet Valley

on August 01, 2012, 1:00pm

gzatourmain GZA announces The 64 Squares Tour with Killer Mike and Sweet Valley

This fall, GZA will embark on “The 64 Squares Tour” (named after his affinity for chess), where he’ll be joined by Killer MikeBear Hands, and Sweet Valley (the production side project of Wavves’ Nathan Williams). Williams, who previously joined forces with GZA for a thrashing version of “Liquid Swords” on FUSE, will also support the intellectual MC on stage as a guitarist. The tour kicks off on September 14th in Buffalo, NY, and hits Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and beyond before wrapping up on October 18th in New York City.

In others news, Sweet Valley has released a new song from their debut mixtape, Stay Calm, due out August 7th via Fool’s Gold. Stream “Suzuka 9 Hours” below (via Pitchfork), and check out the full tour schedule below.

“The 64 Squares Tour” 2012 Tour Dates:
09/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
09/15 – Toronto, Ontario @ Soundstage
09/16 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
09/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
09/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
09/19 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
09/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/22 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
09/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
09/26 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
09/28 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
09/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
09/30 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
10/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
10/18 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza (CMJ)