Dessa Has Something To Say

Minneapolis rapper/singer Dessa is hitting the road this September in support of “Parts Of Speech,” the latest release from the sole female emcee of the Doomtree collective.

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Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, Ill.

The album, which Mother Jones called “a potent blend of pop, R&B and hip-hop strung together by Dessa’s sultry voice and explosive songwriting,” should provide Dessa with plenty of smart new material for the stage.

The “Parts Of Speech” tour kicks off with festival appearances at Summer Set and Riot Fests, then headline shows at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live, and wraps with a set at Pygmalion Festival in Champaign, lll., on Sept. 28.

And if you can’t wait until next month to see Dessa, here’s a link to a standout track on the new album, Call Off Your Ghost.

Here are the dates:

Aug. 11 – Somerset, Wis., Somerset Amphitheater ()
Sept. 2 – Indianapolis, Ind., Broad Ripple Park and Family ()
Sept. 7 – Sacramento, Calif., Cesar Chavez Park, ()
Sept. 13 – Chicago, Ill., Humboldt Park ()
Sept. 14 – Cleveland, Ohio, Beachland Tavern
Sept. 15 – Ann Arbor, Mich., Blind Pig       
Sept. 17 – Allston, Mass., Great Scott
Sept. 19 – Philadelphia, Pa., World Cafe Live
Sept. 21 – Pittsburgh, Pa., The Smiling Moose
Sept. 22 – New York, N.Y., Bowery Ballroom
Sept. 23 – Washington, D.C., Rock And Roll Hotel
Sept. 26 – Louisville, Ky., Zanzabar
Sept. 27 – Columbus, Ohio, The Basement
Sept. 28 – Champaign, Ill., Various Venues ()

Tickets for Dessa, with Sombear supporting on all but the festivals and Louisville date, are on sale now. More information can be found here.