Independent hip hop’s finest live duo, Atmosphere, will bring their Tour De Friends to Montana this Fall 2023, performing at The Wilma in Missoula on November 2nd and The ELM in Bozeman on Friday, November 3rd. Both shows will feature support from HEBL & NOFUN.
A staple of underground rap, Minneapolis-bred Atmosphere have treated fans across the globe to their one of a kind brand of hip hop for over 25 years. No stranger to Montana, Atmosphere have lit up The Wilma the KettleHouse Amphitheater several times and they always make it a party (photos). We can’t wait to see the kind of energy they bring to The ELM!
Atmosphere released their latest album So Many Other Realities Exist Simultaneously earlier this year. One of our favorite tracks from the album is “Holding My Breath.” If you’re not familiar with Atmosphere and want to check out some of their classic hits, listen to “GodLovesUgly,” “Sunshine,” or “The Best Day.”
Don’t miss out on the good times… get your tickets ASAP and witness one of the best live hip hop shows out there!
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 21st, 2023 at 10am and will be available at the Top Hat box office, The ELM box office, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.
In their 25-plus years as a duo, Atmosphere’s rapper Slug and producer Ant have built a legacy that is embedded in the fabric of underground hip-hop. Rising in the ranks of Minneapolis, their debut album, Overcast! was released in 1997. Presented as a flurry of vignettes, and paired with an unending touring schedule, the album was a springboard from which the group was able to become a fixture in the midwest music scene. It wasn’t long before their songwriting evolved from telling inventive third-person tales to delivering introspective first-person eviscerations, and by the early 2000’s Slug would jokingly birth the phrase “emo rap” in an interview before publications began running with the genre tag to describe them and others.
In the decades since their debut, Atmosphere has maintained a course of rigorous output, releasing over two dozen studio albums, EP’s and collaborative side projects in as many years. The venerated duo have built a legacy out of bringing honesty, humility and vulnerability to the forefront of their music. Slug has proven masterful at storytelling and writing compelling narratives, leaving a trail of his own influence while paying homage to the rappers and songwriters that helped shape him. Meanwhile, Ant has skillfully molded the soundtracks with inspiration from soul, funk, rock, reggae, and the wizardry of hip-hop’s pioneering DJ’s and producers, creating his own trademark sounds and providing the pulse for songs about life, love, stress and setbacks. At its essence, Atmosphere has been a musical shepherd, guiding generations of listeners through this thing called life. Continue reading…