feature: alternative hip-hop innovators digable planets announce dates for upcoming reunion tour

April 20, 2016

After a four-year hiatus, influential hip-hop collective Digable Planets is returning to the stage for a reunion tour. Following festival appearance at Sasquatch Festival, Essence Festival, and Pitchfork Festival the trio will be hitting the southeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the country, according to BrooklynVegan, with the possibility of additional stops.

Digable Planets’ Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler will be playing AFROPUNK Brooklyn with band Shabazz Palaces.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

05-28 George, WA – Sasqutch! Music Festival
07-02 New Orleans, LA – Essence Festival
07-16 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07-18 Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Theater
07-19 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
07-20 Birmingham, AL – The Saturn
07-21 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
07-22 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
07-23 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
07-24 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
07-26 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
07-28 Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
08-18 Salt Lake City, UT – Pioneer Park *

* with Pusha T

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at