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    Blueprint News Update – September 2011

    Hey Friends.  It’s been a while since I’ve written so I figured I would write one post that summarizes all the stuff that’s been going on.  This will also be my first newsletter that I’m sending to those that subscribe to my mailing list as well. 

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    September dates added to the Family Vacation Tour

    More dates added to the Family Vacation tour in September.  Peep the press release and all twelve addition tour dates after the jump:

    You didn’t think the tour was only a few weeks long, did you? Just announced, Atmosphere has added MORE dates to The Family Vacation Tour. On the second leg of this tour, labelmates Evidence and Blueprint will be joining once again. The tour starts in Madison, Wisconsin and ends in Omaha, Nebraska and will travel throughout much of the South and Midwest of the United States.

    Fan Pre-sale begins TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 27th at 3pm local time at ArtistArena.

    09.13 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
    09.14 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
    09.15 – Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall

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    I’m going back to Europe, Europe, Europe

    To all my fly Europeans who have supported me for so long, your boy Printmatic is coming back around your way this November in the form of the first ever Rhymesayers European tour.  A tour that has been talked about for quite a while is finally coming about in Europe, hitting various major countries and cities.  I haven’t been to Europe since summer of 2008 when I was out there with Louis Logic and Paul Dateh.  I love Europe and have been trying to get back there ever since, but having a new album like Adventures in Counter-Culture gives me a great opportunity to get back over there and bring the music to the people.  Of course I will not be alone.  The tour will feature Atmosphere, Evidence, Brother Ali, and Grieves & Budo.  The line-up is crazy and I’m just happy to be a part of it.

    So, peep the dates below, mark your calendars and come see me in November and say whatup:

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    Selling some beats, guest verses too

    While on tour, I bump into a lot of people who ask me about buying beats or guest verses.  Being on the road I don’t have time, but since I’ll be home for another month or so before heading back out again, I can dedicate some time to it.  That being said if you’re  interested in buying beats or guest verses please e-mail me at HERE for prices and details or hit up the contact page.

    Serious inquiries only! In other words, don’t e-mail me asking for free beats.

    To everybody else.  Hit me up.

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    Blueprint to appear on Atmosphere’s Family Vacation tour

    See yall in August!

    Tour Dates:
    08.05 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
    08.07 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
    08.09 – London, ONT @ London Music Hall
    08.10 – Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
    08.12 – Bangor, ME @ KahBang Festival: Buy Tickets | RSVP
    08.13 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights *
    08.15 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
    08.16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
    08.17 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
    08.19 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater: Buy Tickets | RSVP
    08.20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand at The Complex
    08.21 – Eagle, ID @ Eagle River Pavillion
    08.22 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
    08.24 – South Lake Tahoe, NV @ Montbleu Resort
    08.25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Civic Auditorium
    08.26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre: Buy Tickets | RSVP
    08.27 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
    08.28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Convention Center

    Press release below:

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    Blueprint summer tour dates

    Here’s some upcoming tour dates you may or may not know about:

    July
    Sunday July 3rd – Helena, MT @ Independents Day Festival
    Wednesday July 6th – Casper, WY @ The Venue
    Thursday July 7th – Rapid City, SD @ Dublin Square
    Friday July 29th – Columbus, OH @ Skullys
    Saturday July 30th – Milwaukee, WI @ Stonefly Brewing Co

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    I’m gonna have a booth at Soundset – come see me

    This Sunday May 29th is the Soundset music festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  I will be performing there along with a host of other talented artists like De La Soul, Big Boi, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Edan, etc.  Long story short, it’s going to be a huge hip-hop festival, that I’m already sure many of you already know about.

    Well this year, I’ve decided to setup an official Blueprint booth at the festival, where I will be hanging out all day, meeting people, signing things, selling Blueprint things, and enjoying the event.   Because I’ll have my own booth I can now bring a bunch of merch items that I wouldn’t normally be able to bring with me.

    Here’s a list of the new t-shirt designs I’ll be bringing (and pictures):

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    Blueprint T-Shirt Final Design

    First, I want to thank everybody for voting in the poll I had last week.   It’s good to get people’s feedback for things like that before you actually have the thing printed.  Because of the limitations of the printing process we had to switch away from the light blue shirt I originally wanted it printed on, and change the color scheme.  However, I’m very happy with the design and new color scheme.  Check it out:

    Will have these for sale at the Family Tour shows that start tonight in Columbus, OH @ the Newport.

    Thanks for the support!

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    Atmosphere announces Red Rocks and Greek Theatre (LA) performances with Evidence and Blueprint

    4.19.11 Atmosphere announces Red Rocks and Greek Theatre (LA) performances as part of the Family Vacation Tour!

    This August Atmosphere will embark on the second leg of their US tour called “The Family Vacation Tour”. Atmosphere will be joined by Rhymesayers family members Evidence, Blueprint, DJ Babu and special guests. “The Family Vacation Tour” will support Atmosphere’s brand new release The Family Sign.

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    Adventures in Counter-Culture is in stores now!

    Alright folks.  Today is the day.  My new album is in stores right now.  You can get it from itunes, pretty much any mom & pop store, on-line at fifthelementonline.com as well as chains like Best Buy.  I’m gonna spare you the sales pitch and just say that I’ve put a lot of time into it so obviously it would be great it you picked it up.  I’m going to be flying back to Columbus to do an in-store at Magnolia Thunderpussy at 7pm today, so I’m not going to be online a much until later, but feel free to hit this post up and let me know what you think of it if you’ve got it already.

    Pre-order Adventures In Counter-Culture now from Fifth Element Online! You can still pre-order today and get the bonus materials! Every pre-order will receive a bonus Weightless Radio CD for FREE, a 27 track instrumental album of previously unreleased beats produced by Blueprint and only available at Fifth Element. The vinyl features a custom limited and numbered double LP picture disc in a full color printed jacket. It also includes an 8 page booklet with lyrics, liner notes, and digital download card. You don’t want to miss out on this exclusive deal, only from Fifth Element!

    Pre-Order today: Fifth Element (with exclusive bonus instrumental disc) | iTunesAmazon

    Here’s the information on the inst0re today:

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    Adventures in Counter-Culture Album Release Party in Columbus 4/9

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you live in Columbus, OH or the surrounding area then you won’t wanna miss this event.  The official release party for the new Blueprint album Adventures in Counter-Culture will be going down Saturday April 9th in Columbus, OH at Carabar (115 Parsons).  Doors open at 9pm, all ages are invited, and the admission is FREE.  Performers include Blueprint, Bottom Brick.  The music will be provided by DJ True Skills, and there will be a bboy battle from 9pm-1030pm from some of the freshest breakers in our city.  Please come through to check out the show and pick up the new album.

    Thanks for the support!

    Printmatic

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    My new album Adventures in Counter-Culture out in one week!

    It’s about that time! Blueprint‘s newest album Adventures In Counter-Culture is dropping in just seven days!

    Pre-order Adventures In Counter-Culture now from Fifth Element Online! Albums will ship on March 31st. Every pre-order will receive a bonus Weightless Radio CD for FREE, a 27 track instrumental album of previously unreleased beats produced by Blueprint and only available at Fifth Element. The vinyl features a custom limited and numbered double LP picture disc in a full color printed jacket. It also includes an 8 page booklet with lyrics, liner notes, and digital download card. You don’t want to miss out on this exclusive deal, only from Fifth Element!

    Pre-Order today: Fifth Element (with exclusive bonus instrumental disc) | iTunes | Amazon

    Check out the the So Alive EP with remixes from Budo, X:144, and Innerpartysystem: Fifth Element (exclusive 12″) | iTunes | Amazon

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    “So Alive” deluxe single available from Printmatic.net NOW!

    Single “so alive” from the album Adventures in Counter-Culture available on limited edition, RED vinyl.  Only 500 singles pressed and all individually hand-numbered.  Remixes by Budo & X:144 as well as all instrumentals.  Also includes a digital download card so you don’t have to encode the songs to MP3s yourself!  No excuse to not scoop it up!  Support the movement!

    $10 Add To Cart

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