Thursday, March 1, 2007

Sean Healy & De La Sol to tour in April

Sean Healy Presents a five-city tour with Grammy Award winners De La Soul. The "Impossible Mission Tour" will take place in April 2007 throughout California at the following dates and locations:
Tues. April 3 Ruby Sky (San Francisco),
Wed. April 4 Canyon Club (Agora Hills),
Thur. April 5 Galaxy Theater (Santa Ana),
Fri. April 6 Canes (San Diego)
and Sat. April 7 at Key Club (LA).

Doors will open at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 for all shows except the LA date at Key Club in which tickets are $30.00 in advance and $35.00 day of show. Tickets can be purchased online at or at all Ticketmaster locations.

De La Soul is a Grammy-award winning hip hop trio from Long Island best known for their eclectic sampling and quirky, surreal lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap subgenre. The members are Kelvin Mercer (Posdnuos, Mercenary, Plug Wonder Why, Plug One), David Jude Jolicoeur (Trugoy the Dove, Dave, Plug Two) and Vincent Mason (P.A. Pasemaster Mase, Maseo, Plug Three). The three formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Paul Huston (Prince Paul) with a demo tape of the song "Plug Tunin."

With its playful wordplay, innovative sampling, and witty skits, the band's debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, went gold being hailed as a hip hop masterpiece. The pop song "Me, Myself and I" hit Top 40 on the US charts and No. 1 on the R&B charts. The group has influenced other hip hop artists such as Camp Lo, Black Eyed Peas, and Digable Planets. They were also instrumental in the early stages of rapper/actor Mos Def's career, and are a core part of the Spitkicker collective. They are the longest standing Native Tongues Posse group, after the Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and Queen Latifah.

In 2005, they were nominated for five Grammy's for their collaboration on the Gorillaz single, "Feel Good Inc." and on the LA Symphony single "Universal". "Feel Good Inc" also won a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Collaboration.

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