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The Herbaliser announces Mpls tour date with full band

Most of the time when a celebrated artist adds a full band to its stage show, it will either turn out particularly slammin' or just fail miserably all together. But UK's The Herbaliser - one of few downtempo hip-hop acts still making waves today after what is said to be its 90s heyday - will likely rock it out. They've added three more permanent members to the group -- including young London-based vocalist Jessica Darling (who sounds years beyond 22).

“The key difference is having a single vocalist," says Jake. “Ollie and I still produce and oversee it, but Ralph and Andy and Jessica have been a lot more involved in this record. We've learned to integrate the musicians in the studio much more than we ever did in our first few albums.“

The Herbaliser announces Mpls tour date with full band

This tour -- stopping at the Varsity Theater on Nov. 19 -- is the first stateside trip for the new Herbaliser lineup. Expect it to be an intermingling of sounds remniscent of Handsome Boy Modeling School, DJ Premier, and Mr. Scruff.

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+ Buy tickets ($10-$13) + Buy album "Same As It Never Was" + The Herbaliser MySpace + Tip: Check out all of The Herbz's tracks with tough-girl rapper Jean Grae - they're awesome

The Varsity Theater 1308 4th St. SE Minneapolis, MN 612.604.0222 http://www.varsitytheater.org


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