Rock The Bells hip-hop festival adds A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Premier and Lauryn Hill but not Snoop for local date

More acts were added today to the Rock The Bells Festival in August.

A Tribe Called Quest will perform “Midnight Marauders,” DJ Premier will perform a tribute to Gang Starr and Lauryn Hill will be a special guest at the Los Angeles/San Bernardino date.

UPDATE: I see Snoop will NOT be in Los Angeles performing “Doggystyle” per the news release but the other acts will be.

Tickets go on sale June 12 and the event, at the National Orange Show, is Aug. 21.

The full press release is below:

ROCK THE BELLS
2010 FESTIVAL SERIES ANNOUNCES

ADDITIONS
TO THE ALL-STAR LINE UP:

SNOOP DOGG PERFORMING
DEBUT ALBUM ‘DOGGYSTYLE’


A TRIBE CALLED
QUEST PERFORMING ‘MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS’


PLUS
DJ PREMIER PERFORMS TRIBUTE TO GANG STARR

AND
VERY SPECIAL GUEST: MS. LAURYN HILL

TICKETS
ON-SALE BEGINNING JUNE 12 AT TICKETFLY.COM

MORE
TO BE ANNOUNCED!

 

Guerilla Union, the promoter for
the ROCK THE BELLS 2010 FESTIVAL
SERIES, has unveiled the latest artist additions
to the previously announced stellar line-up of
performers featuring headliners
Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One, Slick Rick and more.

Making his first
ever appearance on the ROCK
THE
BELLS stage, Snoop Dogg will co-headline in San
Francisco, New York and
Washington, D.C. performing for the first time
his debut album, Doggystyle, in its entirety. The
1993
Death Row Records release went quadruple platinum and has since made
influential albums lists including 
Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of Essential Recordings of the 90′s and
The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. This historic
set will feature guest
performances by Warren G,Tha Dogg Pound, Lady of Rage and RBX.
Alternative hip
hop luminaries, A Tribe Called Quest, are slated to perform their
coveted third
album, Midnight Marauders, from
beginning to end. The 1993 release was the highly anticipated, up-tempo follow
up to The Low End Theory achieving
critical and commercial success. Legendary
producer, DJ and co-founder of revolutionary hip hop group, Gang Starr,
DJ
Premier will make a special appearance to celebrate the
life and work of fellow
Gang Starr collaborator, MC Guru.  This
special tribute comes in the wake of Guru’s
untimely passing to cancer on April
19, 2010. The innovative duo is largely credited
for pioneering the hip hop
sound of the 90′s mixing jazz, funk and soul.
As
a very special guest,
Grammy Award-winning recording artist, musician and actress, Lauryn Hill
will
take the stage in Los Angeles, New York and
Washington, D.C. A unique set will
be prepared exclusively for ROCK THE BELLS featuring songs from
her critically
acclaimed album, The Miseducation of
Lauryn Hill
, spanning through her work with The
Fugees and more. In 1998,
Lauryn Hill set record-breaking sales with the
release of Miseducation.
Going on to set a new record the following year,
Ms. Hill became the first
woman to win five Grammys in one night. Tickets for all markets will be
available at
www.TicketFly.com.
An exclusive pre-sale for Guerilla Union
newsletter subscribers will begin this Friday, June 11.Tickets for Los
Angeles
and New York will go on sale to the general
public June 12. Tickets for San
Francisco and Washington, D.C. will go on sale the
following week on June 19.
Please check
www.rockthebells.net for exact
line-up and
ticketing information for each city.

“This is
one of those rare
shows that lives up to the promise,” states
Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union. “It’s
such a massive blessing to have all of these amazing performers embrace the
opportunity to celebrate and unite everyone that loves Hip Hop. I woke
up this
morning and asked my son to pinch me because I could not believe it
myself. This
kind of show happens only once in a lifetime. It’s a serious piece of
live
music history.  All these records in one
day? Some of the greatest records ever. I can’t
wait to see it!”

 

“Festivals the size and caliber of this
year’s ROCK THE BELLS are rare and difficult to assemble,” adds
Weisberg about
the decision to visit four cities this year. “We
know that there are a lot of
fans from other markets disappointed that ROCK THE BELLS isn’t stopping in
their city this year. Hopefully, those fans can travel to one of the four
destination cities or support one of our more intimate shows that we’re
planning
for the fall.”
Guerilla
Union encourages fans to stay tuned as there will be more announcements
in the
coming weeks.

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Here is the original item I posted about Rock the Bells:

Influential hip-hop acts Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One and Slick Rick
will headline the Aug. 21 Rock the Bells 2010 Festival Series.

Each
headlining act will perform in their entirety what is considered to be
their groundbreaking album.

*Wu-Tang Clan’s album is “Enter The
36 Chambers” (without Ol Dirty Bastard, who died in 2004 after an
accidental overdose on cocaine)
*Rakim’s album is “Paid In Full” (but
without his DJ Eric B as far as I know)
*KRS-One’s album is “Criminal
Minded” (without DJ Scott La Rock, who died in 1987 after getting shot)
*Slick
Rick’s album is “The Great Adventures Of”

The 7th annual
festival will take place at the National Orange Show Events Center, 689
S. E Street.

Other artists include Street Sweeper Social Club,
Murs & 9th Wonder, Wiz Khalifa and
Clipse, Immortal Technique,
Brother Ali and more.

Information: www.rockthebells.net