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The Roots

The Roots Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 724,963
Category Hip Hop
Concerts
Jun
01
Roots Picnic 2024
Philadelphia
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Jun
02
Roots Picnic 2024
Philadelphia
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Jun
23
Reggae Rise Up Maryland 2024
Baltimore
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Jun
29
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles
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Jul
20
Mission Ballroom
Denver
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Jul
21
The Roots x Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle
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Jul
29
Paradiso
Amsterdam
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Jul
30
Paradiso
Amsterdam
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Aug
01
Crystal Palace Bowl
Tower Of London
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Aug
02
Dreamland
Margate
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Aug
03
Lokerse Feesten
Lokeren
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Aug
05
Uber Eats Music Hall
Berlin
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Aug
09
Southwest Jazz & Heritage Fest 2024
Phoenix
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Aug
10
SW Jazz & Heritage Festival ft. The Roots and Special Guests 2024
Rio Rancho
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Aug
16
Hip-hop Is The Loml Tour
Houston
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Aug
17
The Roots: Hip-Hop Is The LOML Tour
Irving
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Aug
23
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage
New York
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Aug
24
Ravinia Festival
Highland Park
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Aug
25
The Roots: Hip-Hop Is The LOML Tour
Sterling Heights
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Aug
29
The Roots - Hip-Hop Is The LOML Tour
Atlanta
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Aug
31
The Roots
Vienna
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Sep
01
The Roots: Hip-Hop Is The LOML Tour
Boston
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Oct
04
Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis
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About The Roots
The Roots, also known as The Legendary Roots Crew, The Square Roots and The Foundation, are an influential, Grammy winning hip hop group based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, famed for a heavily jazzy sound and live instrumentation. Inspired by the "hip-hop band" concept pioneered by Stetsasonic, the Roots themselves have garnered critical acclaim and influenced later hip-hop and R&B acts. The Roots' original lineup included Black Thought (MC vocals) and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson (drums), who were classmates at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts. As they began to play at school and on the streets, they added another MC named Malik B., a bassist named Leonard Hubbard, and a keyboardist Scott Storch. Another MC, Dice Raw, frequently made album appearances with the group from 1995 to 1999 before leaving to record a solo album. Scott Storch also left to pursue career as a producer following the Do You Want More?!!!??! album. The Roots filled his void with another keyboardist, Kamal who is still a member. A beatboxer named Rahzel also joined the group and contributed from 1995-1999. Alongside Rahzel was vocal turntablist, Scratch who greatly contributed to The Roots' sound, most notably in live concerts. He left the group in 2003. Malik B. left the group in 2000 due to drug problems. A guitarist, Ben Kenney, enjoyed a short stint with the group and contributed to their Phrenology album, but left to join Incubus. A percussionist, Knuckles, was added in 2002 and guitarist, Kirk Douglas (a.k.a. "Captain Kirk") repleaced Kenney. A vocalist, Martin Luther toured with The Roots in 2003 and 2004 and contributed to their album The Tipping Point. The current members of The Roots are Black Thought (MC vocals), ?uestlove (drums), Hub (bass), Kamal (keyboard), Knuckles (percussion), and Captain Kirk (guitar). The Roots' debut album, Organix, was actually a live recording from a concert in Germany that the Roots sold at their shows. The album earned enough industry buzz to earn the Roots offers from major record labels, and they signed with DGC records, which at the time was better known for its grunge music releases. The Roots' first album for DGC, Do You Want More?!!!??! (recorded live without the use of samples), was a moderate hit on alternative radio. Their 1996 release Illadelph Halflife was the group's first album to crack the Top 40 on Billboard's album chart, spurred in part by MTV's airplay of the video for "What They Do", a parody of rap video clichés such as the "beatdown shot," and "Clones" which was their first to single to reach the top five on the rap charts. In 1999, The Roots released Things Fall Apart (named after a novel by Chinua Achebe), their breakthrough album. The track "You Got Me", duet with r'n'b singer Erykah Badu, earned them a Grammy award for Best rap Performance By A Duo Or Group. In 2000, Dice Raw left the group to record his solo debut album, Reclaiming the Dead. The Roots' reputation as a hip-hop live band made Jay-Z call on them for his MTV Unplugged album in 2002. The album featured good recreations of many of his great songs, played by the band with a little help from female vocalist Jaguar Wright. 2002's Phrenology introduced a more mainstream sound for the Roots, earning a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. The album's sales were boosted by radio and TV airplay for two duets on the album, "break u off" (featuring Musiq) and "The Seed 2.0" (featuring Cody ChesnuTT). The video for "The Seed 2.0" earned a nomination for the MTV2 Award at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. "The Seed" was also featured on the soundtrack to the Mandy Moore movie Chasing Liberty. Phrenology was certified gold (signifying U.S. sales of at least 500,000 units) in June 2003. The Roots' 2004 release, The Tipping Point, took its name from a 2000 book by Malcolm Gladwell. The album earned two more Grammy nominations: one for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the track "Star", and another for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for the track "Don't Say Nuthin'". The album was an immediate hit, debuting at #4 on the Billboard album chart and selling over 100,000 copies in its first week of release. On November 15, 2005 The Roots released two compilation albums, Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide To Understanding The Roots, Volumes 1 & 2. These two separately sold discs are a compilation of past hits, live performances, and rare remixes compiled by ?uestlove himself. They also feature 70 pages of liner notes written by ?uestlove. These two albums marked the Roots' last releases on Geffen Records. The Roots' album, Game Theory, was released on August 29, 2006. The album, which features a track that samples the song "You and Whose Army" by Radiohead, was released on Jay-Z's Def Jam. The Roots newest album 'Rising Down' was released on April 29th 2008. Features tracks with Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Saigon, amongst others.
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What fans are saying
Nubia
5 / 5
The Roots are always a great time but on New Year’s Eve they were even better!! Great time indeed!
Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA
Jan 07, 2023
Justin
5 / 5
Wish they would have dug deeper into their catalog but there is no doubt why they are Legendary!
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel Prior Lake, MN
Jul 02, 2019
David
4 / 5
It was incredible. Loved everything about it. Great venue awesome band you have to see them
The Masonic San Francisco, CA
Feb 24, 2023
malomiejsca
5 / 5
The Roots put on a SHOW! ...Mos Def not do much
Verti Music Hall Berlin, Germany
Jul 12, 2019
Carly
5 / 5
Awesome time! The roots (and all of the other acts) were amazing- the venue was fantastic!
Place des Festivals Montréal, QC
Jul 10, 2022
Lisa
5 / 5
It was awesome.. Awesome folks sat next to me, too!! We had a grand time.
Fox Theater Oakland, CA
Dec 29, 2023
Mj
4 / 5
These guys are sick and the musicianship is so tight. Great band. Sic live show!
The Masonic San Francisco, CA
Nov 18, 2023
James
5 / 5
Such an amazing Group! As awesome now as when I saw them in 1999!!
McMenamins Historic Edgefield Amphitheater Troutdale, OR
Jun 16, 2019
Arturo
5 / 5
Unbelievable live band! I've seen hundreds of shows and they blew me away!
Mission Ballroom Denver, CO
Feb 25, 2023
Al
5 / 5
The show was outstanding, the venue was amazing and Black Thought killed it.
Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
Aug 30, 2019
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The Roots Tour Cities
Seattle, WA Philadelphia, PA Highland Park, IL Rio Rancho, NM Tower of London, United Kingdom Margate, United Kingdom Memphis, TN Boston, MA Sterling Heights, MI Phoenix, AZ Berlin, Germany Houston, TX Vienna, VA Atlanta, GA Denver, CO Amsterdam, Netherlands Baltimore, MD New York, NY Lokeren, Belgium Los Angeles, CA Irving, TX

Frequently Asked Questions About The Roots

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is The Roots on tour?

Yes, The Roots is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming The Roots concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The The Roots tour is scheduled for 23 dates across 21 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is The Roots scheduled to play?

The Roots is scheduled to play 23 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the The Roots tour start?

The Roots’s tour starts Jun 01, 2024 and ends on Oct 04, 2024. They will play 21 cities; their most recent concert was held in Philadelphia at TD Pavilion at the Mann and their next upcoming concert will be in Philadelphia at TD Pavilion at the Mann.

What venues is The Roots performing at?

As part of the The Roots tour, The Roots is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Jun 01 - Philadelphia, PA @ TD Pavilion at the Mann
Jun 02 - Philadelphia, PA @ TD Pavilion at the Mann
Jun 23 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Peninsula
Jun 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Jul 20 - Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Jul 21 - Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo
Jul 29 - Amsterdam, North Holland @ Paradiso
Jul 30 - Amsterdam, North Holland @ Paradiso
Aug 01 - Tower Of London, United Kingdom @ Crystal Palace Bowl
Aug 02 - Margate, United Kingdom @ Dreamland
Aug 03 - Lokeren, Flanders @ Lokerse Feesten
Aug 05 - Berlin, Germany @ Uber Eats Music Hall
Aug 09 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
Aug 10 - Rio Rancho, NM @ Rio Rancho Events Center
Aug 16 - Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall
Aug 17 - Irving, TX @ The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory
Aug 23 - New York, NY @ Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage
Aug 24 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Park
Aug 25 - Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Aug 29 - Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Aug 31 - Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Sep 01 - Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Oct 04 - Memphis, TN @ Memphis Botanic Garden
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