On October 16, legendary West Coast hip-hop artist Del the Funky Homosapien will release The 11th Hour. The long awaited album is his first solo recording in nearly seven years — ever since 2000’s Both Sides of the Brain.
Obviously this is historic news. One of the titanic figures in alternative rap, Del has been largely quiet since 2001, when his Deltron 3030 project and his guest appearance on Gorillaz’ “Clint Eastwood” single brought him mainstream attention. A few random guest spots (notably Push Button Objects’ “360” single and Handsome Boy Modeling School’s White People) along with the occasional tour is all that’s been heard or seen of him.
Much more details on The 11th Hour, from a proper track listing to a massive fall tour with Devin the Dude, will be released in the next few weeks. For now, however, Del is embarking upon a short “Calm Before the Storm” tour to warm tings up. Those dates, which come from a MySpace bulletin Bukue One sent out this week, are listed below.
- 7/05: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
- 7/06: Log Cabin Saloon, Jackson, WY
- 7/07: Zebra Cocktail Lounge, Bozeman, MT
- 7/08: The Other Side, Missoula, MT
- 7/09: TBA, Spokane, WA
- 7/10: Nightlight Lounge, Bellingham, WA
7/05-7-10: w/Bukue One, Serendipity Project, Zac Hendrix