Last month, MTV aired Tech N9ne’s Hostile Takeover: The Story Behind The Tour, a 30-minute tour special that gives an in-depth look at what went in to pulling off the most challenging tour in rap history. After embarking on this year’s record setting “Hostile Takeover” tour and then following up with back-to-back runs in Canada and Europe, Tech N9ne has announced that he will be headlining the “Independent Powerhouse Tour 2013.” The hard-hitting rapper will be joined on the tour by his Strange Music labelmates: gold recording artist Brotha Lynch Hung, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, along with newcomers Rittz and Ces Cru.

“I’m very excited to tour with the guys on the roster. I’ve always wanted to take Ces Cru out. I admire what Rittz does on stage and everybody’s been asking about Lynch on every tour. It’s also great to have Kutt Calhoun back on the road with us. I can’t wait for the Independent Powerhouse Tour. I wish it started today and so does Krizz Kaliko!” Say Tech

In addition, Tech N9ne has also been confirmed to perform at the 2013 Paid Dues Festival in San Bernadino, CA on March 30. Tech will share the stage with De La Soul, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Immortal Technique, Hopsin and festival headliners, Black Hippy, whose members include Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Strange Music recording artist, Jay Rock.

Each artist on the Independent Powerhouse Tour 2013 will release at least one project on Strange Music during the duration of this tour. Headliner Tech N9ne is putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming studio album, Something Else, releasing in May 2013. Brotha Lynch Hung’s Mannibalector, the third and final installment of his historic album trilogy, is due in stores February 5, 2013. Strange Music stalwarts Krizz Kaliko and Kutt Calhoun will each add another project to their prolific recording catalogs, while Rittz and Ces Cru will be releasing their respective debut Strange Music albums in 2013, as well.

Independent Powerhouse Tour 2013

3.15 – Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom
3.16 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
3.17 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom
3.19 – Salina, KS – Muse Ballroom
3.20 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
3.21 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
3.22 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
3.23 – Grand Junction – Mesa Theater & Club
3.24 & 3.25 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
3.26 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
3.27 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
3.28 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
3.29 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
3.30 – San Bernardino, CA – National Orange Show Events Center (Paid Dues Festival)
3.31 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
4.01 – Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater
4.02 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
4.03 – Chico, CA – The Senator Theater
4.04 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
4.05 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
4.06 & 4.07 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox SoDo
4.09 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (Spokane)
4.10 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
4.11 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House (Boise)
4.12 – Magna, UT – Saltair
4.13 – Casper, WY – Central Wyoming Fairgrounds / Industrial Bldg
4.14 – Billings, MT – Babcock Theater
4.16 – Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
4.17 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center Exhibit Hall
4.18 – Fargo, ND – Best Western Doublewood Inn Fargo
4.19 – Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Empire Fair Expo Building
4.20 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
4.21 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club
4.23 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
4.24 – Indianapolis, IN – The Egyptian Room @ Old National Center
4.25 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
4.26 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora
4.27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
4.28 – Worcester, MA – The Worcester Palladium
4.29 – Providence, RI – Fete Music
4.30 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
5.01 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Siver Spring
5.02 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
5.03 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
5.04 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
5.05 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
5.06 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
5.07 – Sauget, IL – Pops
5.08 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
5.09 – Davenport, IA – Danceland Ballroom
5.10 – West Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
5.11 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland Theatre by AMC

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