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Don't believe the hype! There's no truth to the "The Roots' are retiring" rumor. Although they do now have a new day job, they certainly haven't hung up their touring hats for good… in fact, they are booking more and more tour dates as I type this. For a glance at the sched for April '09, see after the jump for a full listing of upcoming tour dates. NYC, be on the lookout for 2 fresh events, The Roots Present The Jam, a regular jam session at the Highline Ballroom (you know how we do!) and DJ ?uestlove's party "the fANtastic" each Thursday at Le Poisson Rouge (starting 3/26). Deets on tix are below as well.

"Roots Tour Dates (YES, they're STILL touring) + DJ ?uesto, April, 2009"

** PLEASE NOTE: All events listed as "The Roots Jam Session" are not full Roots shows. They are Jam Sessions featuring various members of The Roots and a slew of special guests.***

3/26/2009 NYC DJ ?uestlove's "the fANtastic" @ Le Poisson Rouge

4/2/2009 NYC DJ ?uestlove's "the fANtastic" @ Le Poisson Rouge

4/6/2009 NYC Roots Jam Session @ Highline Ballroom

4/8/2009 Vancouver, CAN, Univ of British Columbia

4/9/2009 Seattle, WAS, Paramount Theater

4/10/2009 Portland, Ore, Roseland Theater

4/11/2009 Eugene, Ore, McDonald Theater

4/14/2009 NYC, Roots perform at MSG w/ Dave Matthews/ LATER that night, The Roots Jam Session @ Highline Ballroom

4/16/09 NYC DJ ?uestlove's "the fANtastic" @ Le Poisson Rouge

4/18/2009 Bethleham, PA, Lehigh University

4/19/2009 Williamstown, MA, Williams College

4/23/2009 NYC DJ ?uestlove's "the fANtastic" @ Le Poisson Rouge

4/25/2009 Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins University

4/28/2009 NYC, The Roots Jam Session @ Highline Ballroom

4/30/2009 NYC DJ ?uestlove's "the fANtastic" @ Le Poisson Rouge

** For tix to The Roots Jam Sessions @ The Highline Ballroom, ($10 ADV/ $12 Doors), visit http://www.ticketweb.com or call 866.468.7619

** For tix to DJ ?uestlove's "the fANtastic" @ Le Poisson Rouge ($10 with OKP's code "OKPVIP," $18 Doors) visit http://www.lprnyc.com or call 866.55.TICKETS

Comments

  • sin-cere

    queesssssssssssssssssssssssssst. Come back to Toronto man, its been a while. Last time I caught you was at Koolhause Nightclub and Rogers Picnic, but I think you and Kamahl couldn’t make that one. Come back this summer man, winter sucked here in T.O. and nobody I knew dropped through.

  • Paul V

    Please Come Back to France as soon as possible!!

  • Pooz30

    TORONTO PLEASE!

  • OMG

    4/18/09….IM THERE

  • Curtis F

    You guys need to head down to Florida! I saw you last time you were in Jacksonville and had the time of my life.

  • Duke1

    Toronto or Southeast Michigan. . . PLEASE.

  • Artistik

    I Cosign the Florida request.. Last time i saw The LEgendary was at Revolutions (Ft. Lauderdale) in 07 off the Game Theory album.. had to be my 6th time or so seeing them.. Yeah always a pleasure to see the greatest band to ever play in Hip Hop..

  • tayravage

    Please come back to the Bay, i missed you guys last June

  • Chooch24

    So, this Roots concert at Lehigh is part of their Sundaze festival. Anyone know if that’s open to the public or is it just a function where only students can get in?

  • Delgodo

    I’ve had many debates about what you were up to. Power to you for doing the Fallan show and gigging. Damn no sleep as usual.

    http://www.myspace.com/outabodies

  • drrd

    we need t-dot!

  • knaan

    come to paris!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PARIS

  • phillyHANDS

    no love for PHILLY?!?!!?!!!?!??!!!!!! DAMN…i guess ill be trucking up to lehigh…errrrrr

  • Chi-Town BoomBap

    Gotta come through the Chi one last time PLEASE!!!! =)

  • Wacktose

    Toronto or Montreal. Please. Come for the Jazz Fest in MTL, ?uesto!

  • Laurent le Magnifique

    U Gotta come to the Jazz Festival in Montreal!!!
    Come on guys!!

  • PHLYHigH

    I agree with the Jazz Fest comments. Been WAAAAY too long now. Montreal needs The Roots.

  • Andyyy

    Europe tour!!! make it happen.

  • cusoooooooo

    Anyone know if they are doing the picnic again this year?

  • ChainChainChain

    Yes! The Bay NEEDS some Roots lovin’!

  • backpack music

    chicagooooooo?

  • JaXX

    yes chicago please

  • GreenVilllain

    atlanta or charlotte needs a roots show this year. or anywhere in the carolinas.

  • InHyding

    Toronto!!! Shad to open..?

  • fullcompass

    i’m up at lehigh and i’m pretty sure sundaze is open to the community. get hyped!

  • Chooch24

    @ fullcompass

    Any idea how/when to go about getting tickets for the Lehigh gig?
    Or if there’s tickets?

    I tried looking around, but couldn’t find anything about tickets, that’s what made me believe it might be a student-only function

  • pooch

    Does anyone know how the first show at the highline went off. I have tickets to see them later this month, but now I see that it’s only parts of the Roots and special guests. Honestly, if there isn’t 50% of ?uestlove, Black Thought that’s bs, even for thirteen bucks. Or at least those special guests should be very special and not like…Wale?, it’s NEW YORK.

  • AQUA ISLAND

    Going to a ROOTS show is like having sex, “you better do it before you die” or I feel sorry for ya! UNO AMOR from the AQUA ISLAND crew!

    AQUA ISLAND “2:01” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJZQsYH9Uso

  • G-NUT

    The show at the Highline was crazy! Tuba Gooding wasn’t there, but Talib, Pharoe, John Forte, and sax great Gary Bartz ripped it. NYC is blessed, The Roots have taken over!

  • STZA

    i hope they come to europe as well… SOON!!!

  • D Beasley

    Whats good with coming to the A??

  • Zen – 1

    Let’s hope they add a southern cali date to that list soon. I missed my chance to seem them last time they came to S.D. because they swapped venues on me.

  • J. Rizzle

    U have to put DC back on the list …it would be greatly appreciated

  • Ulquiorra

    Any date in France ????

  • curly sue loves u

    chicago!!!! please!!!!

  • se.po

    WHY YOU GUYS DON’T COME TO SAO PAULO???? MOS DEF WAS HERE…HEHEHHEE – SO YOU HAVE TO COME!!!
    PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eli king

    anyone know where i can find tickets for the show on 4/25 at jonhs hopkins? i’ve looked everywhere and can’t find tickets for it.

    -eli

  • htownlove

    the Lehigh show is for everyone, not just students. heres a link from the lehigh student newspaper.
    http://media.www.thebrownandwhite.com/media/storage/paper1233/news/2009/02/27/News/The-Roots.Set.To.Headline.Spring.Sundaze.Concert-3650649.shtml

  • SHERAYAMILI

    PLEASE COME TO FLORIDA!!ANYWHERE IN FLA I WILL SWIM, WALK DRIVE TO THE LOCATION!!

  • vigilantetantrum.blogspot.com

    roots NEED to come to toronto. and do a cover of “G’z n Hustlaz” – Snoop

  • dfran

    where’s cali at 🙂

  • sirsheck

    the lehigh u show on 4/18 is free and open to the public. Peep http://www.lehighup.com for more info in a week or so for details.

  • P-NUT

    Ay black u guys need to come back to the grove over her in south cali..by far the best performance ive ever seen by any group

  • soul rebel girl

    Black, you guys need to come down to Birmingham Al to let these people here some real music. People around here dont know about real music. All they know is that “stanky leg” and “swag surf” stuff. Come jam it up down in the Jim Crow!

  • oneepat

    Chicago ? what no love roots?

  • JJfad

    Orlando Baby!!! We got nothin but love for the Roots!!!

  • Radio

    I think they forgot to put DALLAS on there. No problem… Correct it and repost it.

    TX baby.

  • maxvision

    Tampa.. c’mon we love The Roots too. Come through!

  • MsKoffeeBlac

    What about the ATL????

  • plain jane

    DJ ?uestlove spinning at the someday lounge in portland, oregon after the roots show! presented by the fix crew. ten bucks. friday april 10.

  • The Twin

    Come on The Roots have to come to Dallas

  • Uzi

    The Roots need to make it down to Dubai man.. nuff fans around these parts… seriously..

  • Midwstchild

    Minni-apps! What’s up Roots?!

  • emelle-ee

    vancity show was craaazy! so happy you made it out here !

  • k.wilson.

    Seattle Show was crazy!

  • Big Luke

    If you haven’t seen a Roots show your missing out on a great hip hop experience. They put on a show vice walking back and forth across the stage with their homie and entourage for 2hours. Black Thought is the Master of Cermony (M.C)…definately underated, unrecognized,unappreciated by the commerial,gold teeth,hoes,pimp your self to the record label industry!!!

  • jose nieto

    vengan a sudamerica especificamente chile!!!!!!
    please come to chile (america del sur)

  • jose nieto

    please come to chile!!!

  • wangkuan

    the Warsaw gig was incredible! Hope to see The Roots back in Poland some time in the future!

  • worrd

    california pleeeasseeee!!!!

  • DJ CODIGGZ

    I need a Raleigh/Durham N.C. date or close as yall can get.

  • DetroitSlim

    You guys presence is needed in Detroit. With 2 of the Big 3 about to crash, what better than some organic Hip Hop to uplift the masses?

  • skaught

    can’t wait for u at the hard rock. Missed a few shows in vegas……won’t miss this one. thanks for existing. peace.

  • MrBlack

    St. Louis needs some Roots to. Went to tha show @ Millikin University in Decatur, IL. They rocked it like it was a sold out colosseum .

  • MONDOnCali

    We need The Roots in California!!! We need that untouched hip hop here. Im sick n tired of hearing these weak rappers (lil wayne or young whoever) claiming theyre hip hop. The Roots needs to show these weak rappers, how to really rock a show n do it with class!

  • MplsMA

    I know MPLS got love not too long ago, but we’re greedy. we need some more 😉

  • Alessandra

    Come to ITALY, pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaase!!! Bolzano is a lovely town, small…..but rootsloving!

  • JOHNJAY!

    can NC get some love?!
    please, i’m not beggin’, i’m just sayin’.
    my only option for tonight is Gucci Mane……..
    ‘nuf said.

  • misschief01

    what about northern cali love??

  • Day Dreamer

    We gotta see the Roots out here in Colorado!

  • Chicagoradan

    I second that. Roots in Denver/Boulder. More Fillmore, Fox and Red Rocks. Less University of Colorado Field House.

  • aggie85

    Hope they hit up Dallas or Houston or Austin soon I wait every year for ’em. Best shows ever!

  • south Philly

    Whats up with Maalik B. It would be nice to hear his voice again!!!

  • arian stevens

    The Roots shine in Portland and part the rainy skies for the day. Here’s some photographs from the show! Enjoy.

    A

    http://greenwoodimages.blogspot.com/

  • son large

    man listen, i’m in greensboro n.c. i have been to see you guys here in g boro back in 2000 at uncg. atl in 2006. n.myrtle beach in 07 and 08. i’m having roots withdrawl. i’m not asking you to come to n.c. or s.c. just come any were in the south east(because i’m not f@$king around in n.y.)and we will make it to the show. va, n.c., s.c., ga, fla. what ever. i’d even go to baltimore or d.c.!

  • son large

    damn, i missed the baltimor date. come to the south in june!

  • KLAP215

    Can’t wait for THE ROOTS 2ND annual Picnic!!!! Will Mailk B., DICE RAW, TRUCK NORTH and PORN be perfroming with yall @ The picnic?!???

  • antoinethereal

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqwmLJ5lLyI Virginia’s Hottest Rappers

  • antoinethereal

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqwmLJ5lLyI Virginia’s Hottest Rappers YOOOOO

  • KLAP215

    ROOTS PICNIC this week Jun 6 2009!!! Can’t wait hope it’s that classic Black Thought Brother Question, Malik B , Dice Raw… etc! Im hearin Public Enemy, Wordsworth, Kid Cudi, Aster Roth, Black Keys etc… Will be there!

  • ANT WAYNE

    Im representing that TEX-PENN CONNECTION (FROM PENNSYLVANIA LIVIN AND LOVE RESIDING DOWN IN TEXAS!!! ROOTS PLEASE COME BACK DOWN HERE TO THE DAL-TEXAS (DALLAS) HOUSE OF BLUES!!!!!!! YOUR SHOWS ARE THE BEST!!!!!!! EVEN IF YALL ARE DOWN IN ATX (AUSTIN) OR THE H (HOUSTON) IM THERE! EVERY TIME YALL COME TO DALLAS I SUPPORT YALL!!!!!!!!! MY LEGS ARE TIRED DOING THE STANKY LEGG!!!!!!! NUFF SAID

  • irfan

    would love to have yall back in Texas, don’t care where, Austin, Houston, or Dallas just come..

  • CrawfordBeulah34

    People deserve good life time and business loans or just bank loan will make it better. Just because people’s freedom depends on money state.