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The Roots Plot 2024 Hip-Hop Is the Love of My Life Tour With Arrested Development, Digable Planets

By Michael Apr 9, 2024

The Roots are hitting the road this summer with some special friends. The Tonight Show house band will take a break from playing celebrities onto stage and doing bits with host Jimmy Fallon to play a run of dates from May through September with kindred spirit hip-hop experimentalists Digable Planets and Arrested Development.

After announcing an initial slate of dates for the Hip-Hop Is the Love of My Life outing last week with the message “This is for the ones that really fell in LOVE with this,” the band has filled the roster out with a more robust run. The mostly weekend shows will commence on May 11 with a gig at the Mountain Winery Concert Series in Saratoga, CA and a spot on the Wonderfront Festival in San Diego on May 12 before setting up shop in Philadelphia for this year’s edition of their Roots Picnic festival.

This year’s June 1-2 Picnic will feature André 3000 and his bag of magical flutes, Jill Scott, Lil Wayne, Gunna, Victoria Monét, Method Man, Nas, Redman and Sexyy Red, and others performing in The Mann in Fairmount Park.

A quick pop-in at the Reggae Rise Up Maryland 2024 festival in Baltimore on June 23 will be followed by a June 29 gig at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and then a pair of dates in July in Denver and Seattle, before a hop over the Atlantic for a couple of dates in England and Germany before a return to U.S. shores in August for shows in Houston and Irving, Texas, Highland Park, IL, Sterling Heights, MI, Atlanta, Vienna, VA and a Sept. 1 show at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway in Boston.

In keeping with their job supporting Fallon since 2009 — on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and then, beginning in 2014 on The Tonight Show — the majority of this summer’s dates will be weekend gigs that will allow the group to be in their spots in Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center in New York for their nightly gig.

Check out the dates for the Roots’ Hip-Hop Is the Love of My Life 2024 tour below.

May 11 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery Concert Series

May 12 – San Diego, CA @ Wonderfront Festival

June 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Roots Picnic 2024

June 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Roots Picnic 2024

June 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Reggae Rise Up Maryland 2024

June 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *^

July 20 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom

July 21 – Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo

August 1 – Tower Of London, UK @ Crystal Palace Bowl

August 2 – Margate, UK @ Dreamland

August 5 – Berlin, DE @ Uber Eats Music Hall

August 16 – Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall *^

August 17 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory *^

August 24 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival *^

August 25 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill *^

August 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park *^

August 31 – Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap *^

Sept. 1 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway *^’July 20 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom

* = w/ Arrested Development
^ = w/ Digable Planets

By Michael

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