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Cadence Weapon signs with Big Dada, Tours Festivals, USA, UK

September 28, 2007

CADENCE WEAPON SIGNS TO BIG DADA IN UK & EUROPE
POP MONTREAL WITH BUCK 65
CMJ KICKS OFF FANTASY TOUR OF USA

Cadence Weapon and Upper Class Recordings inked a deal with whom The Fader calls “The most progressive British hip hop label ever” and the UK Observer refers to as "The very best underground hip hop label” – Big Dada Recordings (Roots Manuva, Spank Rock, TTC, Wiley). Cadence Weapon’s acclaimed debut album “Breaking Kayfabe” hit the shelves in the UK & Europe through Big Dada on September 24th, and its already stacking up the accolades in the UK press.

"A dense and abrasive record of astonishing precocity" - UNCUT ****

"this superior debut from Alberta rapper Roland Pemberton cuts adroitly from Oliver Square's booty-shaking electro to the spare funk of Black Hand, crucially though, he's just as sharp with a microphone in hand" – Q Magazine

“Cadence breaks the binds of convention, eschewing sloppy hip-hop clichés; his lyrical exhortations are as fresh and sharp as shrapnel, but as measured as the scales of justice” - Drowned In Sound 9/10

Cadence heads to UK/Europe in November touring Kayfabe, but not before a romp across North America…

Back in Canada, Cadence Weapon joins Buck 65 to rock La Tulipe during Pop Montreal on October 5th, then heads to New York for a host of shows and parties for the CMJ Music Marathon, before hitting the road on one of the most remarkable indie tours of recent times;

Sparked by a bond between two young rising stars on the opposite ends of the alternative music spectrum that began in 2006, fellow Canadians – Owen Pallett, aka Final Fantasy and Rollie Pemberton, aka Cadence Weapon, were nominated for the inaugural Polaris Music Prize. They then shared the cover of Toronto’s weekly, Eye Magazine, in a fist fight, which moved their mutual admiration as artists into a friendship. So when the two young musicians were approached by Canadian national radio show CBC “Fuse” back in April of this year to share the stage for a six-song live collaboration, Owen & Rollie jumped at the chance to work together. Like a successful vaudeville show, their inverse personalities and polar-opposite ways of rocking crowds have brought them together, and so it is… Cadence Weapon and Final Fantasy have decided to co-headline a tour of The United States this fall.

Cadence Weapon’s punishing electronic party rap live show will be a stark contrast to the emotional solo violin looping extravaganza that Final Fantasy puts on, making for one of the most interesting co-bills ever. Both artists will play favourites from their past acclaimed releases “Breaking Kayfabe” and “He Poos Clouds”, as well as showcasing highly anticipated new material, including Cadence Weapon’s sophomore full-length “Afterparty Babies” due March 2008.

CADENCE WEAPON PLAYS POP MONTREAL 2007
10.05.07 – Montreal, QC – La Tulipe w/Buck 65, Scratch Bastid
10.05.07 – Montreal, QC – The Green Room (Cadence DJing Guilty Pleasures Party)

CADENCE WEAPON PLAYS CMJ MUSIC MARATHON 2007
10.17.07 – New York, NY – Insound Party @ Galapagos
10.17.07 – New York, NY – Pirate Party @ Arlene's Grocery
10.17.07 – New York, NY – After The Jump Fest @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10.18.07 – New York, NY – Canadian Blast Party @ Fat Baby
10.19.07 – New York, NY – Crashin’ In UnCMJ Party @ Galapagos

CADENCE WEAPON & FINAL FANTASY USA TOUR
10.22.07 - Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge
10.23.07 - Portland, OR - Someday Lounge
10.25.07 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
10.26.07 - Pomona, CA - Glass House
10.28.07 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
10.29.07 – San Diego, CA – Beauty Bar
10.30.07 - Phoenix, AZ - Modified Arts
11.01.07 - Abilene, TX - Monks
11.02.07 - Denton, TX - Hailey's
11.03.07 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Festival
*Cadence Weapon Stage 3 w/Girl Talk, Diplo, Busdriver + more
11.05.07 - Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree
11.06.07 - Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
11.07.07 - Charleston, SC - Map Room
11.09.07 - Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
11.10.07 – Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells
11.11.07 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11.12.07 - Boston, MA - Middle East


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