Black Milk will be touring North America this spring and summer on his Play Like Hell Tour. The tour, which features live band Nat Turner (keyboardist / vocalist Aaron “Ab” Abernathy, bassist Malik Hunter and drummer Z Horton), will hit multiple U.S. and Canadian cities, many of which are first-time stops for Black and his band. The tour also includes a few festival stops, such as SXSW in Austin, Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Catacomb Party in Fresno, and Soul’d Out Music Fest in Portland. Select shows will feature performances by Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def and Lyrics Born. Tickets available now at

with live band Nat Turner | Tickets

3/19 Dallas at Three Links
3/20 Austin at SXSW
3/22 New Orleans at Gasa Gasa
3/23 Atlanta at The Basement
3/24 Charlotte at Snug Harbor
3/25 Asheville at Asheville Music Hall
3/26 Little Rock at Stickyz
3/28 Boise at Knitting Factory (Treefort Music Fest)
3/30 Denver at Cervantes’ Other Side
4/03 Las Vegas at Beauty Bar
4/04 Fresno at Catacomb Party
4/09 Albuquerque at El Rey Theater (w Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def)
4/10 Los Angeles at Los Globos
4/11 San Francisco at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
4/12 Sacramento at Harlow’s
4/14 Salt Lake City at Urban Lounge
4/16 Portland at Alhambra Theatre (Soul’d Out Music Festival)
6/16 Washington, DC at DC9
6/17 Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s
6/18 New York at The Studio at Webster Hall
6/20 Detroit at TBA
6/21 Chicago at Subterranean
6/22 Minneapolis at 7th St Entry
6/24 Missoula at Urban Lounge
6/25 Calgary at Sled Island Festival
6/27 Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club
6/28 Seattle at Nectar Lounge

Black Milk provided the soundtrack to Nike’s Black History Month video. The track, “Hell Below,” is from Black’s latest full-length album If There’s A Hell Below. Check it out!

Black Milk talks to Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley about his latest album, If There’s A Hell Below, perfecting his live show, impressing Dilla, the events in Ferguson and more on NPR‘s Microphone Check.


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01. Everyday Was ft. Mel
02. What It’s Worth
03. Leave The Bones Behind ft. Blu and Ab
04. Quarter Water ft. Pete Rock
05. Hell Below ft. Gene Obey
06. Detroit’s New Dance Show
07. Story and Her
08. All Mighty
09. Scum ft. Random Axe
10. Gold Piece ft. Bun B
11. Grey for Summer
12. Up & Out

Sep 27 – Austin, TX at The North Door*
Oct 17 – New York, NY at The Studio at Webster Hall^
Oct 18 – Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda’s^
Oct 19 – Burlington, VT at Signal Kitchen^
Oct 20 – Montreal, QC at Cabaret Underworld^
Oct 21 – Ottawa, ON at Ritual^
Oct 23 – Toronto, ON at Tattoo Queen West^
Oct 24 – Chicago, IL at Reggie’s^
Oct 25 – Toledo, OH at Frankies^
* Live beat set
^ With live band Nat Turner