The tour will begin in Bellingham, Washington on April 23rd, move across the north into Montana and down through Colorado and Arizona, and then heads west for three stops in California, wrapping up in Sacramento on May, 15th.
Sandpeople will only be touring with five of their ten members due to a pending fatherhood among other issues, but all notable group members will be coming out for the tour, but half a roster will most certainly not result in half a show. Group member Ethic says of the upcoming tour, "The Long Story, Short... tour is a welcomed road trip after taking some time off to record. We expect to see plenty of familiar faces that we met on the Child Support Tour with Luckyiam, and likely lose a liver or two in the process. This EP is one of the best projects to come out of our camp, and we're stoked to see it finally ready for release."
Sandpeople formed in 2005 in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S., and have since established their base in Portland, Oregon. Since the release of their debut album Points of View that same year, Sandpeople have seen a growth not only in their own numbers, but in their ability to make music. Among the ten artists who comprise the Sandpeople group, one of the most notable members is ILLmaculate, a Portland-grown emcee who has accumulated numerous accolades for his rapping abilities. At the age of 17, he was crowned champion of the 2004 Scribble Jam rap battle competition in Cincinnati, Ohio, and along with partner TheSaurus also won the 2006 and 2007 World Rap Championships hosted by JumpOff.TV. Along with the group's producer Sapient, who has garnered recognition from his work with artists such as Tech N9ne, Inspectah Deck and Aesop Rock, Sandpeople have the firepower to put on a great show and to make great music.
Thurs-April 30 Bozeman, MT - The Zebra Cocktail Lounge
Fri-May 1 Boulder, CO - The Root Underground
Sat-May 2 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater w/ Mr. Lif
Tues-May 5 Phoenix, AZ - The Low Leaf
Wed-May 6 Yuma, AZ - Open Aired
Thurs-May 7 San Diego/Carlsbad, CA Boar Cross'n
Fri-May 8 Los Angeles, CA The Alterknit Lounge (Knitting Factory)
Sun-May 10 Bakersfield, CA Fishlips
Tues-May 12 San Francisco, CA Etiquette Lounge