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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Saul Williams Brings Niggy Tardust to SF in March

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Saul Williams is coming to town to manifest his latest album, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!, live on stage at Slim's March 21. Word is he'll be exercising his theatre background skills while unleashing rapier insights matched with devasting electro beats courtesy Trent Reznor(Trent won't be there, just his beats). Click "More" for the press release. -- ASD Staff Report


FADER Label Recording Artist Plans Tour In Support of Critically Acclaimed Album "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!

New York, NY: The FADER Label, the recording branch of The FADER, today announced Saul Williams' live tour in support of his recent release, "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!". Kicking off March 12th at Austin's SXSW, the tour will consist of both live musical performances as well as spoken word events in select cities.

Produced by Trent Reznor, the critically acclaimed record was hailed by Rolling Stone as "arresting and intelligent." Jon Pareles of The New York Times praises the album, "[NiggyTardust's] sense of impending mayhem harks back to Public Enemy at its peak."

"The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! is the lovechild of Trent and me," says Williams. "The Niggytardust concept sets me free to do more on stage with costume, etc. than one might expect from a regular Saul Williams show. It allows me to put my theatre training to use. I've also thought long and hard about all the discussion surrounding racial epithets etc. and chose this title as a means of furthering the dialogue while also showing how creativity will outlive and outshine hatred of any kind."

Saul Williams, respected for both politically charged poetry as well as his influential music style, recently released "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!" online through While breaking the traditional record label mold, The FADER Label offered listeners the choice to pay for the high quality audio files or download the tracks for free. All versions are 100% DRM free include a PDF with artwork and lyrics.


12 SXSW, Austin, TX*

13 SXSW, Austin, TX*

17 Plaza Club, Vancouver BC*

18 Aladdin, Portland, OR*

19 Neumo's, Seattle WA*

21 Slims, San Francisco, CA*

22 Club Mercy, Santa Barbara, CA*

24 Casbah, San Diego, CA*

25 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA*

26 Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ*

27 Chandler Gilbert Community College, Phoenix, AZ?

28 Estrella Mountain Community College, Phoenix, AZ?

29 Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM*

31 The Loft, Dallas, TX*


01 Warehouse Live Studio, Houston, TX*

03 The Parish, New Orleans, LA*

04 The Loft, Atlanta. GA*

06 Ramshead, Annapolis, MD*

07 930 Club, Washington, DC*

08 Paradise, Boston, MA*

09 Irving Plaza, NY, NY*

11 Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA*

12 Iron Horse, Northampton, MA*

13 La Tulipe, Montreal, QC*

14 Mod Club, Toronto, ONT*

16 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI*

17 Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH*

18 Martyrs, Chicagom, IL*

19 Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN*

21 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO*

22 Belly Up, Aspen, CO*

23 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT*

* Musical performance

? Spoken word performance

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