CADENCE WEAPON Collaborates with A-Trak, Hits Glastonbury, Roskilde, Lollapalooza, V-Fest and Announces his First Headline Canadian Tour

September 9, 2008

After a whirlwind 2008; marked by the critically acclaimed release of his sophomore album Afterparty Babies, and with over 100 performances across North America and Europe – including stops at Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, V-Fest and Roskilde, Cadence Weapon aka Roland Pemberton aka Rollie the youngster Producer/Songwriter/Performer from Edmonton is back to continue the electro-hype across Canada.

Since the release of Afterparty Babies in March through Upper Class Recordings (Canada), Epitaph Records/Anti- (USA) and Big Dada Recordings/Ninja Tune (Europe), Cadence Weapon has been touring non-stop, sharing stages with the likes of Public Enemy, Santogold, Roots Manuva, and Crystal Castles, playing all the major music festivals and legendary clubs like London UK’s Fabric and Barcelona’s Razzmatazz, while still finding time to blast out the freshest music around.

Cadence’s recent collaboration with fellow Canadian DJ A-Trak and UK electro-king Herve is on the cover mount of the September Mixmag, and all over the blogs. Heard it yet? ‘Roll With The Winners’

Cadence also collaborated this summer on tracks with Freq Nasty, Simian Mobile Disco and Drop The Lime, remixed the new Roots Manuva single “Buff Nuff”, and has recorded a brand new mixtape called Separation Anxiety that will be available exclusively for the upcoming Canadian Tour.

So it is with great excitement we announce Cadence Weapon is bringing the magic home to headline his first ever Canadian Tour, September 25 – October 18. 13 Canadian cities can expect the Cadence Weapon rap power as they will be jamming the blazers from Breaking Kayfabe and Afterparty Babies at
full volume.

To celebrate the Great Canadian Cadence Weapon Tour, Upper Class Recordings is pleased to debut the brand new video for “Real Estate”, an undisputable top jam of Afterparty Babies and of the Cadence Weapon live show. This colourful new vid, directed by RT! (Sean Paul, Kardinal Offishall), continues on the path of Cadence’s creatively bizarre and challenging videos; this visual journey taking him to the
island tropics, the great icy north, the corporate world, the inner city and beyond, moving property at alarming rates, apparently causing choreographed dance breakouts. The video is with Muchmusic and Musiqueplus exclusively until Sep 28, followed by premieres on PitchforkTV, MySpace, AOL, Spinner, ExclaimTV, and more!

Cadence Weapon – Sept/Oct 2008 Tour

09.05.08 TORONTO U of T Frosh Week Concert w/Tokyo Police Club
09.06.08 OTTAWA U of O Frosh Week Concert @ Jacques Cartier Park
09.12.08 WINNIPEG U of M Frosh Week Concert w/Thunderheist
09.13.08 TORONTO Yonge/Dundas Square TIFF Closing Party w/Esthero, The Cansecos, Midway State
09.18.08 NANTES L’Universite Nantes Pole Etudiant
09.19.08 LYON Riddim Collision Festival
09.20.08 ROTTERDAM Rotown
09.21.08 TILBURG ZXZW Festival
09.22.08 ZURICH Hafenkneipe
09.23.08 FRIBOURG Bobine

09.25.08 VANCOUVER Richard’s On Richards
10.02.08 CALGARY Marquee Room
10.03.08 EDMONTON Starlite
10.04.08 SASKATOON Amigos
10.05.08 WINNIPEG Lo Pub
10.08.08 GUELPH Van Gogh’s Ear
10.09.08 TORONTO Lee’s Palace
10.10.08 OTTAWA Babylon
10.11.08 MONTREAL Zoobizarre
10.12.08 QUEBEC LaNinkas
10.16.08 HALIFAX The Marquee
10.17.08 CHARLOTTETOWN The Wave
10.18.08 FREDERICTON The Phoenix

Afterparty Babies in the press ::

He’s the perfect hip-hop hero for the myspace age
– The Onion

Aesop Rock meets Girl Talk…this record has all the great elements of both
– Filter

Conclusive proof that at least one music critic can rap
– Spin

Pemberton moves towards commercial hip hop with this record while still retaining a delightful underground flavour. Nas: Eat your words
– Observer Music Monthly

His darting intelligence and racing imagination are evident in every line.
– Guardian UK

Dense, innovative… with a refreshing lack of respect for convention.

– Q Magazine

A dense and abrasive record of astonishing precocity.
– Uncut ****

Underground hip hop’s saviour
– Dazed & Confused

All Media & Interview Requests:
Jesper Quist Kaalund
Ideal Friends PR

Management/Label Requests:
Gareth Jones
Upper Class Recordings

Press Releases
December 6, 2005 Cadence Weapon CD Release