Sage Francis, Buck 65, Alias Launch Tour

Like wordplay-obsessed wolves, indie rappers travel in packs, or at least that's what we gather from the lineup of Sage Francis' "Death Dance Tour" in support of his recently released new album, Human the Death Dance.

The tour kicks off tonight, May 23 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and features Buck 65, Alias (whose MySpace page claims he has a "new solo instrumental record in the works"), and Buddy Wakefield by Sage's side. Sage Francis will perform with a live band on the tour, and he will also perform at all three dates of the traveling Rock the Bells festival after the tour winds down.

Buck 65 has one non-"Death Dance" date of his own. It's not until October (at the Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavík), and by that time, his new album, Situation, should be available in stores. He is also working with Greetings From Tuskan's Joëlle Phuong Minh Lê on a project called Bike for Three! Their forthcoming album is called More Heart Than Brains.

"Death Dance" dates (all dates with Sage Francis, Buck 65, Alias, and Buddy Wakefield):

05-23 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
05-24 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
05-25 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
05-26 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
05-27 Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey
05-29 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
05-30 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
05-31 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
06-01 Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle
06-02 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
06-04 Orlando, FL - Firestone
06-06 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
06-07 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
06-08 Dallas, TX - Granada
06-09 Austin, TX - Emo's
06-11 Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
06-12 Phoenix, AZ - Clubhouse
06-13 Tucson, AZ - Congress Hotel
06-15 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater
06-16 Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
06-17 San Diego, CA - Soma
06-19 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
06-20 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
06-22 Portland, OR - Roseland
06-23 Seattle, WA - Showbox
06-24 Bellingham, WA - Night Light Theatre
06-25 Bend, OR - Pavilion
06-27 Boise, ID - The Venue
06-28 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
06-29 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
06-30 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
07-02 Omaha, NE - Sokol Hall
07-03 Columbia, MO - Blue Note
07-05 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave.
07-06 Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub
07-07 Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub
07-09 Grand Rapids, MI - Intersection
07-10 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
07-11 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
07-12 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's
07-13 Providence, RI - Lupo's

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