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Default DX News Bits: Lauryn Hill, K-OS, Snoop Dogg

April 22nd, 2009 | Author: Andres Tardio

It seems to be an awfully difficult task to catch Lauryn Hill in concert nowadays. The former member of widely popular and critically acclaimed Fugees is a tough act to find, but it seems fans in Stockholm will get their chance soon.

According to Billboard reports, Ms. Hill will be in Stockholm's Jazz Festival in July. Promoters have said Hill will be a part of a 5-day event on the tour from July 15-July 19. This will be the second time Hill has headlined the fest and this year, she will be joined on the bill by saxophonist Sonny Rollins and Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil. About 30,000 fans are expected to be at the Festival. Mary J. Blige, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald and others have previously been on its bill.

She isn't the only one ready for the stage. K-os [click to read] is also hitting the stage, but for a different price. Ever leave a show thinking you paid too much for the act? Well, K-os is giving fans the opportunity to pay what they want with his upcoming tour, which will allow fans to name their price after his show. The tour will be a 10 date Canadian trip starting April 30, 2009.

"I love risk," he said, according to Billboard. "If I wanted no risk, I'd work some other job. I'm excited to see what will happen."

Aside from this, fans can also donate to the David Suzuki Foundation at the shows.

This "Pay What You May" approach is not something Snoop [click to read] is doing, but fans can still check for the Doggfather on stage. In anticipation of a major tour in the summer, Snoop Dogg has organized a tour through May and part of June, before another tour alongside Slightly Stoopid. All of this is also prologue to Malice in Wonderland, his upcoming LP.

The tour dates for Snoop Dogg's spring tour are listed below.

May 2009:

1 - Jackson, MS - Mississppi State Fairgrounds
2 - Birmingham, AL - Downtown Birmingham
3 - Memphis, TN - Beale Street Music Festival
4 - Little Rock, AR - The Village
5 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
6 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
7 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
8 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Francis Field
9 - Panama City Beach, FL - Club La Vela
11 - Richmond, VA - The National
12 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
13 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
14 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
15 - Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center Outdoors
16 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
17 - Hilton Head, SC - Shoreline Ballroom

June 2009:

11 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival
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