Biz Markie Tours With The Toddler Acid Trip That Is “Yo Gabba Gabba.”


    If you’ve never seen the Nickelodeon children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba, do yourself a favor and YouTube that shit. Or, even better, have a kid and place them in front of that show all day and watch them simultaneously learn about crossing the street and experience music from the likes of Chromeo and the Roots. The show is hosted by DJ Lance Rock, and features the DJ animated his toys to teach children important life lessons. Oh, and it’s also got an instantly classic segment entitled “Biz’s Beat of the Day” where old-school rapper Biz Markie does a simple beatbox for the youngsters watching– check the above video for an example.


    If you’re intrigued– and I weep for your inner child if you’re not– the folks of Yo Gabba Gabba, including Biz himself, are going to be heading out on a 60-city tour throughout North America, starting tomorrow. Previous guests on the live tour have included the likes of Sarah Silverman and Talib Kweli, so you’ll have a perfect response for the weird looks you’ll receive from all the cougars sure to be bringing their kids. You can grab tickets here, and peep the tour dates below. [Spinner]



    08.27 Bethel, NY: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

    08.28 Bristow, VA: Jiffy Lube Live

    08.29 Philadelphia, PA: The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

    08.31 Gilford, NH: Meadowbrook U.S.Cellular Pavilion

    09.02 Albany, NY: Times Union Center

    09.03 Lewiston, NY: Artpark

    09.04 Toronto, ON: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

    09.05 Montreal, QC: Place des Arts

    09.08 Edmonton, AB: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

    09.09 Calgary, AB: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

    09.11 Vancouver, BC: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

    09.12 Vancouver, BC: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

    09.14 Regina, SK: Brandt Centre

    09.15 Winnipeg, MB: MTS Centre

    09.18 London, ON: John Labatt Centre

    09.19 Kanata, ON: Scotiabank Place

    09.21 Rochester, NY: Auditorium Theatre

    09.22 Burlington, VT: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

    09.24 Portland, ME: Merrill Auditorium

    09.25 Boston, MA: The Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre

    09.26 Boston, MA: The Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre

    09.28 Providence, RI: Providence Performing Arts Center

    09.29 Wallingford, CT: Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre

    09.30 Pittsburgh, PA: Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

    10.02 New York, NY: Radio City Music Hall

    10.03 New York, NY: Radio City Music Hall

    10.05 Hershey, PA: Hershey Theatre

    10.06 Cleveland, OH: PlayhouseSquare – State Theatre

    10.08 Detroit, MI: Fox Theatre

    10.09 Chicago, IL: Chicago Theatre

    10.10 Chicago, IL: Chicago Theatre

    10.11 Louisville, KY: The Louisville Palace

    10.13 Indianapolis, IN: Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

    10.15 Richmond, VA: Landmark Theater

    10.16 Greensboro, NC: War Memorial Auditorium

    10.17 Charlotte, NC: Ovens Auditorium

    10.19 Birmingham, AL: BJCC Concert Hall

    10.20 Huntsville, AL: Von Braun Center Concert Hall

    10.21 Nashville, TN: Tennessee Performing Arts Center – Jackson Hall

    10.23 Atlanta, GA: Fox Theatre

    10.24 Atlanta, GA: Fox Theatre

    10.27 Jacksonville, FL: Times Union Center for the Performing Arts

    10.29 Kissimmee, FL: Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park

    10.30 Tampa, FL: St. Pete Times Forum

    10.31 Miami, FL: AmericanAirlines Arena

    11.02 Columbia, SC: The Township Auditorium

    11.03 Knoxville, TN: The Historic Tennessee Theatre

    11.05 Tulsa, OK: BOK Center

    11.06 Kansas City, MO: The Midland by AMC

    11.07 Broomfield, CO: 1st Bank Center

    11.09 West Valley City, UT: Maverik Center

    11.12 Spokane, WA: INB Performing Arts Center

    11.13 Tacoma, WA: Tacoma Dome

    11.14 Portland, OR: Memorial Coliseum

    11.15 Eugene, OR: Hult Center for the Performing Arts

    11.18 Sacramento, CA: Memorial Auditorium

    11.20 San Francisco, CA: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

    11.21 San Francisco, CA: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

    11.26 Los Angeles, CA: NOKIA Theatre L.A.Live

    11.27 Los Angeles, CA: NOKIA Theatre L.A.Live

    11.28 San Diego, CA: San Diego Sports Arena

    12.04 Phoenix, AZ: Dodge Theatre

    12.05 Phoenix, AZ: Dodge Theatre

    12.07 El Paso, TX: Abraham Chavez Theatre

    12.09 San Antonio, TX: Freeman Coliseum

    12.10 Houston, TX: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

    12.11 Cedar Park, TX: Cedar Park Center

    12.12 Frisco, TX: Dr Pepper Arena