Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Volume headliners Shabazz Palaces to tour with Radiohead

Posted By on Wed, May 11, 2016 at 1:13 PM

click to enlarge Shabazz Palaces closes out Volume on Saturday, June 4.
Shabazz Palaces closes out Volume on Saturday, June 4.

Last week, there were rumblings from the Radiohead camp, and we knew something big was coming. 

Then on Saturday, the dad-rock faves dropped their ninth studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool. The Internet went nuts. Critics immediately deemed it the English act's strangest album, and also maybe their best. Adding to the buzz for Inland Northwest music fans — it was recently announced that Volume headliners Shabazz Palaces are set to play a series of upcoming Los Angeles shows with Radiohead. 

It’s almost like we planned it.

Shabazz Palaces, for those not in the know already, is one half of Digable Planets. Yes, the influential New York jazz/hip-hop band that’s currently on a reunion tour and playing this year’s Sasquatch! shares a member in Ishmael Butler, aka Palaceer Lazaro.

Started in 2009, along with multi-instrumentalist Tendai “Baba” Maraire, this experimental duo is the first hip-hop group to get signed to Sub Pop Records. Shabazz Palaces, this year’s festival headliners, is absolutely one of the most exciting bands to play Volume — ever! And now that they're opening for Radiohead, for already sold-out shows, their star burns a little brighter. 

Along with playing multiple festivals around North America this summer, Shabazz Palaces is set to jam with Flying Lotus, George Clinton + Parliament Funkadelic and Thundercat. 

Get your $20 Volume wristbands right here, and start planning your festival weekend. 

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