Local hero Brother Ali will be celebrating the 15th year anniversary of his hit album “Shadows on the Sun” on Thursday, November 8th at First Avenue.
Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. Under Rhymesayers Entertainment, he’s unleashed a series of lauded projects, establishing himself as one of the most respected independent voices in music. The latest chapter in that celebrated journey is All the Beauty in This Whole Life, a 15-track collection produced entirely by Atmosphere’s Anthony “Ant” Davis.
“This entire album is based on the reality that beauty is the splendor of truth,” says the Minneapolis MC. “Beauty in all of its forms is the outward manifestation of love and virtue. It soothes the soul and pulls it gently toward the truth it communicates. Every word and note of this album is intended to either reflect beauty, or expose the ugliness that blocks us from living lives of meaning.” All the Beauty in This Whole Life is Ali’s first official release in five years and represents the newest and most refined chapter of his life’s journey. “Each of my albums are the result of the pain, growth and eventual healing that I experience. Articulating the pain and navigating the healing allows the people who really feel my music to travel with me. It’s not only that we hurt together, we heal together as well.”
This year, Brother Ali’s debut album on Rhymesayers Entertainment, Shadows on the Sun, celebrates its 15th anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, Brother Ali will embark on a special 13-date headlining tour where he will perform the full album in its entirety each night. The Shadows on the Sun 15th Anniversary Tour kicks off November 1 in Washington D.C., with stops in New York, Minneapolis, Austin, Los Angeles, and more.
Tickets are still available here.
Remaining Tour Dates:
11.01 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
11.03 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
11.08 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue Mainroom
11.11 – Austin, TX – The Parish
11.16 – Boston, MA – Middle East
11.30 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
12.02 – Santa Cruz, CA – Atrium at Catalyst
12.05 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy
12.09 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
12.12 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
12.13 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
12.21 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
12.22 – Denver, CO – Cervantes