Nas, Damien Marley, the Roots Lead Rock the Bells Bill

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Nas / Damian Marley
WRITTEN BY
Larry Fitzmaurice

The lineup for this year's installment of the Rock the Bells festival has been unveiled, and it's jam-packed with top-notch artists: Nas, Damien "Jr. Gong" Marley, the Roots, Common, and Big Boi of Outkast are just a few of the acts billed for the traveling hip-hop event.

Additional artists scheduled to appear include KRS-One, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek, K'naan, Busta Rhymes, and the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, Raekwon, and GZA. KRS-One, Supernatural, Murs, and Pete Rock will handle hosting duties. The traveling festival will kick off June 27 in Chicago, IL, and stop at major North American cities before concluding August 9 in San Francisco, CA. You can check out the full tour dates on Rock the Bells' itinerary (as well as the complete roster) below.

Rock the Bells Lineup:
Nas
Damien "Jr. Gong" Marley
The Roots
Common
Big Boi
Busta Rhymes
KRS-One
House of Pain (featuring La Coka Nostra)
Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek)
Tech N9ne
K'naan
RZA
Raekwon
GZA
Sage Francis
The Knux
M.O.P.
Slaughterhouse
Eyedea & Abilities
Necro
Slum Village
Evidence & Alchemist
Chali 2na
Psycho Realm
Mystic Journeymen
Buckshot
Mickey Factz
B. Dolan
Tabi Bonney

Rock the Bells Tour Dates:
6/27, Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
6/28, Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
7/5, Toronto, ONT (Molson Amphitheatre)
7/12, Washington, D.C. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
7/18, Boston, MA (Comcast Center)
7/19, New York, NY (Jones Beach Amphitheatre)
8/1, Vancouver, BC (Deer Lake Park)
8/6, Denver, CO (Red Rocks Ampitheatre)
8/8, Los Angeles, CA (San Manuel Amphitheatre)
8/9, San Francisco, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)

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