With Layers hitting the masses, Royce Da 5’9″ has announced that he’ll be going on the road for a tour. He’ll start in Canada this month and make his way through the states in June before wrapping up in Seattle.

Apr 28 Vancouver, BC – Alexanders
Apr 29 Victoria, BC – Sugar
April 30 Nanaimo, BC – Queens
May 1 Kelowna, BC – Sapphire
May 4 Nelson, BC – Spirit Bar
May 5 Calgary, AB – Dickens
May 6 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
May 8 Winnipeg, MB – Nectar
May 12 Ottawa, ON – Ritual
May 13 Kingston, ON – Overtime
May 14 Montreal, QC – Le Belmont
May 15 Waterloo, ON – Starlight Social
May 16 London, ON – Grinning Gator
May 17 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
May 19 Halifax, NS – Toothy Moose
May 20 Fredericton, NB – Khrome
May 21 St. John’s, NFLD – Rock House
May 22 Sydney, NS – Allure
June 2 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
June 3 Chicago, IL – Reggies
June 4 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
June 6 Detroit, MI – St Andrews
June 8 Boston, MA – Middle East
June 9 Philly, PA – Underground Arts
June 11 Brooklyn, NY – Baby All Right
June 12 Washington, DC – U Street
June 14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
June 16 Austin, TX – Parish
June 17 Dallas, TX – The Loft
June 18 Houston, TX – WHL Studio
June 20 Denver, CO – Cervantes
June 22 Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock
June 23 O.C., CA – Constellation Room
June 24 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
June 25 Oakland, CA – Venue
June 26 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
June 28 Portland, OR – Analog
June 29 Seattle, WA – Crocodile



After 27 years, the unreleased version of Prince’s “Batdance” that features a verse from Big Daddy Kane has finally surfaced.

Producer John Luongo explains why the song never saw the light of day until now.

The whole thing, recording, mix and editing, took a day and a half. But I had a deadline! I remember FedEx was there waiting as I did my best to finish up, so we could make the next plane to rush it over to L.A. and Minnesota to let Warner Bros. and Prince hear what I had done. … And then Warner Bros. said they didn’t like it; it was too different. And that was it. They didn’t release it.