Digable Planets Reunion Tour

Digable Planets will take to the road this summer in what is being hailed as one of the most highly anticipated returns in the music industry. The tour will cover all of North America and hit 25 major cities throughout the US and Canada from June, 6 to July, 9. The Reunion Tour will feature all of the original members of Digable Planets.

Formed in the early 90’s, Digable Planets (Butterfly, Ladybug and Doodlebug) fused jazz and hip hop better than any group before them or since. Their debut album Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) garnered them critical and commercial success. It was a mellow ride packed with samples from jazz greats Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins and Curtis Mayfield. “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”, their first single, hit the R&B Top Ten upon release. Later that year they were rewarded a Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Duo or Group for their laid back vibe which was more akin to a jazz show than a hip hop concert.

They continued the jazz-rap fusion with Blowout Comb in 1994, branching out to embrace the old school sound as well. Despite their proven success the group up as a result of creative differences, disappointing their numerous fans. Digable Planets are considered by many as one of the pioneers of jazz-fused hip-hop and are to this day seen as one of the finest hip-hop groups of all time. Reunited in the fall of 2004, Digable Planets embarked on the first leg of their reunion tour in Europe (February 2005) selling out 20 dates along the way and re-establishing their brand of sophistication and cool. The group also performed before sold out crowds in Miami during the Winter Music Conference and M3 Summit as well as in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theater. Both the European tour and U.S. dates generated a massive burst of press and industry buzz, media outlets as diverse as MTV, Urb, Rime and Ice Magazine covered the event.

The Ford Motor Company even jumped on the Digable Planets bandwagon by featuring their classic hit “Cool Like Dat” in a series of commercials for CBS’s hit program American Idol, generating over 50 million media impressions. This marks the second time in less than a year that a Fortune 500 company has sought inspiration in the Digable Planet Catalog with Target Corporation being the first. With recent feature stories on,, Associated Press and a multitude of international media outlets, it is clear that the group is back in the limelight.

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