LA’s People Under the Stairs On Highlighter Tour 2012

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Los Angeles based People Under The Stairs, Double K (Michael Turner) and Thes One (Christopher Portugal) are currently on their 2012 Highlighter Tour. Known for their showmanship and crowd interaction, a People Under the Stairs (PUTS) show is always satisfying, where a show of freestyle rhyming and song outros can turn into beatboxing transitions.

“The PUTS show is a straight open door house party. We focus on bringing that lost vibe, that funky get drunk and blow your mind party hip hop from another Era, explains Thes One of a PUTs show. “It’s like public enemy enemy and the Beasties in crappy track suits going IN.”

Since their initial full length release in 1998, they have performed more than a thousand sold out shows, festivals and world tours spanning 6 continents and 40 countries. With a pioneering DIY ethic, “The P” as they are referred to by their fans, have self-managed, produced and engineered 8 full-length albums and countless singles and side projects.

The musical sensibility punctuating their unique brand of hip-hop has not only earned them the title “The Steely Dan of Rap Music,” but consistent critical acclaim and numerous appearances on the _Billboard_ Charts. Their illustrious career includes an appearance on “The Simpson’s 20th Anniversary Special,” a John Peele Session at Abbey Road, and groundbreaking performances at key festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella and Bonaroo, the last of which was noted by _SPIN_ magazine as “Simply the best performance of Friday… Period”.

As part of their 10 year Anniversary World Tour in 2009, People Under The Stairs traveled to new continents with sold out shows in China, Brazil and Africa and continued to tour through 2010 with main stage plays at Outside Lands Festival, Governors Ball NYC and many others.

After finishing their ambitious 8th Studio album Highlighter, The P completed sold out tours with Mac Miller and Girl Talk to close out 2011.

With the 2012 Highlighter Tour, PUTS come full circle, headlining shows and bringing fans what they are known best for: real boom bap hip-hop in a fun party atmosphere.

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Nov 27/High Noon Saloon/Madison, WI
Nov 28/Subterranean/Chicago, IL
Nov 29/The Gargoyle/St Louis, MO
Dec 1/Grog Shop/Cleveland, OH
Dec 2/El Mocombo/Toronto, ON
Dec 4/Higher Ground/Burlington VT
Dec 5/The Sinclair/Boston, MA
Dec 6/Union Transfer/Philadelphia, PA
Dec 7/The Gramarcy/New York, NY
Dec 9/Rock and Roll Hotel/ Washington DC
Dec 12/Mezzanine/San Francisco, CA
Dec 14/Velvet Jones/Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 15/The Irenic/San Diego, CA
Dec 16/El Rey/Los Angeles, CA
Dec 27/Ullrs Tavern/Winter Park, CO
Dec 28/Marquis Theatre/Denver, CO
Dec 29/Fox Theatre/Boulder, CO
Dec 30/Three20South/Breckenridge, CO
Dec 31/Urban Lounge NYE PARTY/Salt Lake City
Feb 1/Tulane U /New Orleans

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