So let’s step away from the hip-hop thing for a moment and talk about probably one of the greatest punk bands in existence today. I’m not even going to take the time and explain the significance of their contributions to Black Music. You’ll just have to check Wikipedia for that.

For those who didn’t know, Bad Brains has regrouped and will drop a new album on June 26th called Build A Nation, produced by Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys. In addition to the album the dudes will be going on the road for a 6 city tour, which includes playing the Rock Off concert cruise in NYC (can I get tickets for that?) and the Virgin Festival in Baltimore.

Concert schedule after the jump.

Fri May 25 – Portland, OR Berbati’s Pan
Sun May 27 – George, Washington Sasquatch! Music Festival w/ Beastie Boys , Michael Franti & Spearhead and others
Sun June 24 – Asbury Park, NJ NY School of Rock Fest w/ Bouncing Souls and others
Mon June 25 – NYC Rocks Off Cruise
Sun July 29 – Toronto, ONT The Rogers Picnic w/ The Roots, Besdouin Soundclash and others
Sun Aug 5 – Baltimore, MD Pimlico Virgin Festival w/ Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins and others

(more info from Brooklyn Vegan)