Pete Rock and CL Smooth Are Going on a European Tour
It's been a relatively quiet 2017 for Pete Rock and CL Smooth, but the duo are back in action and getting ready to embark on a European tour starting this coming weekend.
The famed producer and rapper pair will surely perform hits off their three classic projects (including their debut EP, All Souled Out)—and hopefully a few new ones—as they travel back and forth across the continent. They'll be kicking things off in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on Sept. 9, and ending the tour in Chur, Switzerland on Oct. 21. The 30-show tour can be viewed in full below. For ticket information, visit Songkick.
The last time Pete Rock and CL Smooth joined forces was last year for their All Souled Out Tour, which took place in six major cities along the West Coast. Most recently, Pete Rock collaborated with Smoke DZA on Don't Smoke Rock in December 2016. The two discussed the inspiration for the LP's title, which came from their monikers. "It definitely started out as how it would play off of our names, and Smoke [DZA], with his wittiness, came up with the word 'don’t,'" Pete shared. "It sounds simple, but he threw Don’t in front of Smoke Rock. And I kept saying it and kept saying it, [but] I had to get used to it for a while and was like 'I don’t know.'
"But I kept saying it and I was like, 'You know what, this is kind of different for a name of a group' and I was like, 'You know what, maybe this will work,' and that’s how that happened. And basically, it’s always a theme or a message in it about drugs. We’re stoners, but we feel any drug outside of weed is more harmful, but we don’t promote weed either. But young kids have to grow up and understand the difference between the drugs. We’re not hear to promote it, but we’re hear to basically say when we’re under that influence it’s nothing but relaxation, eating, joking, laughing and having fun."
View Pete Rock and CL Smooth's tour dates below.
Pete Rock and CL Smooth Tour Dates
Sept. 9 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Bird
Sept. 10 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Bird
Sept. 11 – Cologne, Germany – Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
Sept. 12 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands –Tolhuistuin
Sept. 13 – Skopje, Macedonia – MKC
Sept. 14 – Dublin, Ireland – Sugar Club
Sept. 15 – St. Gallen, Switzerland – Kugl
Sept. 16 – Lyon, France – Le Sucre
Sept. 24 – Bucharest, Romania – Creative Festival
Sept. 28 – Bordeaux, France – Rock School Barbey
Sept. 29 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
Sept. 30 – Duisburg, Germany – Gramatikoff
Oct. 1 – Hannover, Germany – Faust
Oct. 3 – Nantes, France – Le Ferrailleur
Oct. 4 – Porto, Portugal – Plano B
Oct. 5 – Linz, Austria – Kapu
Oct. 6 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
Oct. 7 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
Oct. 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Loppen
Oct. 9 – Oslo, Norway – John Dee
Oct. 11 – Marseille, France – Le Molotov
Oct. 12 – Milan, Italy – Biko
Oct. 13 – Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspann
Oct. 14 – Manchester, United Kingdom – O2 Ritz
Oct. 15 – To Be Announced
Oct. 17 – Munich, Germany – Xcess
Oct. 18 – Zagreb, Croatia – The Garden Brewery
Oct. 19 – Groningen, The Netherlands – Simplon
Oct. 20 – Vevey, Switzerland – Rocking Chair
Oct. 21 – Chur, Switzerland – Palazzo
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