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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kidz in the Hall blame janky promoters for no-show in Atlanta

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If you were looking forward to seeing the Reflection Eternal Tour (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek) stop in Atlanta this month you’re in luck it’s still going to happen. If you were looking forward to seeing Kidz in the Hall join them when they perform June 14 at the Loft you’re in for a world of disappointment because it’s not going to happen. Don’t blame Naledge and Double O for the mishap though as it was never really their fault, instead they point the finger at janky promoters.

What’s going on with the June 14 show that’s supposed to be happening?

Naledge: That shit is so false man. I’ve heard that they been doing crazy promo on 103 and it’s supposed to be at the Loft and we’re not doing that show. Not that I wouldn’t want to do that show, but it never was real, they just placed us on the bill. I think they might have had one conversation with our booking agent and never really confirmed anything.

Double O: It was one of those things where I guess we got put on a short list of names or some opening dates for Reflection Eternal. The dates we got offered were all like a month ago and Naldege ended up doing one of them in Chicago and somehow that got misconstrued as us being on all these new dates. It’s unfortunate, but no it’s not happening, but fortunately we’ll be in Atlanta really soon.

Is this phantom booking a regular thing or more of an isolated incident?

Naledge: Not with us, it doesn’t usually happen with us. This is the first time that I can really think of a show being majorly promoted, like everybody and their mama hitting me up about it and it’s not even slightly real. There are fans that have already contacted me assuming we’re going to be there and if they didn’t do that I wouldn’t have known that it was even going on. It’s something that happens with the territory. The more you’re doing shows and the longer you stay in this the crazier stuff happens. There are a lot of crazy things that happened in my life because of this hip hop thing. Janky promoters.

What’s your response when this stuff happens?

Naledge: In this day and age with all the technology I can just go on Twitter and say we don’t have a show every five minutes and by then somebody who’s a fan of us will relay the message. There’s nothing we can really do, I don’t know why a promoter would even promote something false. We’re not the headliners so it doesn’t really matter I suppose to those die hard Reflection Eternal fans, but I think it’s just a miscommunication of who’s on the tour and somehow they assumed that we’re on the tour and ran with it. It’s fucked up, but I don’t want my fans to think we ditched the show or something when we haven’t been scheduled to perform in the first place.

Do you guys think there will be a stop set up in Atlanta sometime soon?

Naledge: It’s weird because we actually do very well sales wise in Atlanta and its one of our biggest sales markets, but we never get booked there so that’s up to the city of Atlanta and the people that book shows to make a point to bring us there.

Double O: We’ll see what happens in the upcoming months. They’re putting together a Duck Down tour, so if we’re on that we’ll probably be coming through to the Atl.

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