On the heels of his highly successful US tour this January & February, Bay Area indie rap stalwart Lyrics Born has answered popular demand and added an additional run of dates to his already rigorous itinerary. The shows he’s played in support of 2010’s acclaimed As U Were album so far have been a veritable marathon of irresistible dance grooves and virtuoso vocal delivery. Losing none of the momentum from the initial leg of the tour, which saw LB playing across the mountain, midwest, & northeast regions, the newly confirmed dates fill in the gaps along the east coast and across the south with more dates to be announced in coming weeks. Full tour dates are listed below.

In the persistent pursuit of keeping things fresh and new, he has enlisted the talents of Skins & Needles, the Bay Area duo comprised of DJ Zeph (Oakland Faders) and drummer Max MacVeety (Crown City Rockers), as his backing band for the coming shows. Regarded as one of the greatest performers in the history of the game, Lyrics Born is putting on some of the best performances of his career. These select performances will prove no exception.


“Lyrics Born… is one of those rare talents that has the ability to turn just about everything he touches into pure audible gold.” – FILTER

“Lyrics Born makes records that affect the direction of music” – 90% scoring review on OKAYPLAYER

“He’s setting his rich-baritoned soul-rap verbosity over Eighties electro funk” –ROLLING STONE

“As U Were’s mainstream pop lean is downright shocking … an ebullient, commercially viable hip-hop record.” –PITCHFORK

“’We Live by the Beat’ and ‘Kontrol Phreak’ impressively blend synth-funk and neo-new-wave glamour” -SPIN


Feb 26 – Los Angeles, CA – El Cid (hosting only)
Mar 5 – Taos, NM – Martini Tree
Mar 19 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore (special guest of Galactic)
Mar 30 – Philadelphia, PA – The Blockley
Mar 31 – Baltimore, MD – 8×10
Apr 1 – Blacksburg, VA – Awful Arthurs
Apr 2 – Asheville, NC – Pisgah Brewery
Apr 4 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Apr 5 – Tallahassee, FL – Engine Room
Apr 6 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
Apr 7 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Apr 8 – Hunstville, AL – Crossroads
Apr 9 – Jackson, MS – Martin’s
Apr 11 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
Apr 12 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
Apr 13 – Nashville, TN – Exit/Inn
Apr 14 – St. Louis, MO – 2720
Apr 15 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
Apr 16 – Little Rock, AR – Sticky Finger

*Mar 30 – Apr 14 w/ Skins & Needles

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