The Roots: Rising Down Album Cover, Tour Dates

by Winston "Stone" Ford


The official Rising Down Album Cover. ?uest provides the explanation (from Nah Right):

“This drawing is entitled NEGRO RULE. and it pretty much sums up the feeling of the Confederate Union towards the newly freed slaves and the idea that if given power they would reek havoc and chaos on the country.”

Other than “Birthday Girl,” all of the tracks on this album so far have been solid. Can’t wait until this album comes out. The Roots are also going on tour in support of Rising Down. DC people take note, The Roots will be playing the Green Apple Festival on the National Mall for free.

Tour Dates 
Mar 29 2008 – Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois
Mar 30 2008 – Kool Haus Toronto, Canada
Apr 5 2008 – University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Apr 7 2008 – Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Apr 9 2008 – Higher Ground, Burlington, Vermont
Apr 11 2008 – Pickle Barrell Nightclub, Killington, Vermont
Apr 12 2008 – Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 16 2008 – Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Apr 17 2008 – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apr 18 2008 – Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
Apr 20 2008 – Green Apple Festival Washington DC
Apr 26 2008 – Tigerfest Towson University, Towson, Maryland
May 3 2008 – Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana
May 4 2008 – House of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana