Stephen Marley, Snoop Dogg chart summer tour

SNOOP DOGG, SLIGHTLY Stoopid and Stephen Marley are teaming up for this summer’s Blazed and Confused tour.



By (Reuters)

Published: Sun 26 Apr 2009, 9:25 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:09 AM

The month-long trek will kick off on July 10 in Primm, Nevada, and head across the country to Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City and Atlanta before wrapping in Boston on August 8.

“The tour will attract all of the people who love to blaze and shed light on the confused,” Marley told Billboard.com. “Think a Lollapalooza kind of vibe. You get a whole kind of people that are on the same plane — that’s what it’s about.”

This marks the second time San Diego-based band Slightly Stoopid and Marley will tour together, and it extends the reggae star’s chemistry with Snoop Dogg, who in 2007 recorded a remix of Traffic Jam, the lead single from Marley’s 2007 Grammy-winning solo debut, Mind Control.

“Snoop has always had respect for our culture and our father and the family,” says Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley. “And likewise, in those days when it was mostly gangster rap, he was all about the chronic” — slang for marijuana — “which to us was a good way of taking it away from shooting guns. Snoop was one of the rappers that we would listen to because he was promoting herb.”

Pre-sale tickets for Blazed and Confused start at $20 and are available at slightlystoopid.frontgatetickets.com.


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