The #1 Hip Hop/Jazz Act On The Planet
is taking their original and unique brand of hip-hop directly to fans around the world. The legendary Guru aka Mr. GangStarr along with his partner Super-producer Solar and 7 Grand Records are pleased to announce the European leg of their 8.0 Lost & Found World Tour. Performances are planned in the following: Geneva, Switzerland (July 8 - Scene Ella Fitzgerald Festival); Feldkirch, Austria (July 9 -Pool Bar Festival); Zamardi, Hungary (July 10 - Balaton Sound Festival; London UK (July 11 - 100 Club); Southampton UK (July 12 - Orange Room); Haarlem, Netherlands (July 16 - Patranaat); Berlin, Germany (July 17 - Astra); Stockholm, Sweden (July 18 - Stockholm International Jazz Festival).
"Every concert on the tour has been sold out. This is considerably the biggest World Tour of any independent Hip Hop act/label this year," expressed Guru. In his most recent blog from the road, Guru states "Our killer Hip-hop/Jazz set produced by Solar has consistently proven without a doubt that we have the best hip-hop/Jazz show on the planet." The set includes GangStarr classics and more recent 7 Grand material including music from the latest release 8.0 Lost & Found in-stores now.
The concert dates kicked off in the U.S. at The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT then headed to Salt Lake City, Colorado, Vail, Breckenridge, Telluride, Durango, and The X Games in Aspen. Additional shows were booked in West Hollywood, Las Vegas and Atlanta date before heading to Japan and Europe. "The cool thing was that our audience is so vastly mixed and includes many 7 Grand supporters of varied ages, generations and backgrounds," explains Guru. "We work our show so that no one is left out. Whether you're into straight ahead jazz, pop, R&B or hip-hop, there's a musical experience for everybody. This is hip-hop/jazz in its purest blend." "Guru's smooth lead vocals combine with Solar's masterful song arrangements to create a musical journey beyond comparison," one review states. The acknowledgement clearly demonstrates the impact that Guru, Solar, Jazzmatazz and 7 Grand have globally on the Music Industry today.
"Our goal with 7 Grand is to continue to be vital catalyst in keeping Real Hip Hop alive for the future by bridging the generation gap and blending genres," expresses Solar. "My partner, Guru is known for his groundbreaking Jazzmatazz album series where he collaborated with the likes of Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Isaac Hayes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Macy Gray and David Sanborn, so we've raised the bar for hip-hop musically and we do that on-stage as well."
Visit www.myspace.com/guru7grand and www.myspace.com/solar7grand for more information. Also check the site to view the most recent music videos from the 8.0 Lost & Found album all directed by Solar.