The iconic Kalamazoo State Theatre is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Digable Planets Reachin' 30th Anniversary Tour, coming to our historic venue on Thursday, January 25, 2024. This extraordinary event promises an unforgettable night of jazz-informed Hip Hop, celebrating three decades of Digable Planets' groundbreaking music. About Digable Planets: In 1993, Digable Planets burst onto the music scene with their Grammy-winning single, "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)." Comprised of Ishmael Butler ("Butterfly"), Craig Irving ("Doodlebug"), and Mary Ann Vieira ("Ladybug Mecca"), this trailblazing trio carved out a unique style that melded jazz samples and complex rhymes. Shortly after their breakthrough, they released their debut album, "Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time And Space)," a work praised by Pitchfork as "a world within a world, complete with its own language and monuments." Reachin' was more than just a commercial success, achieving RIAA gold certification; it was a rich and vibrant artistic statement. The album's themes ranged from city life nuances to important social issues, such as abortion rights, making it a pivotal moment in the history of Hip Hop. Following Reachin', Digable Planets released "Blowout Comb," a bold and colorful meditation on Black liberation. While it didn't initially match the commercial success of their debut, the album has aged beautifully, influencing future generations of Hip Hop enthusiasts, young Jazz musicians, and Afrofuturists. Throughout the 2000s, the members of Digable Planets pursued their individual creative paths, with Ishmael Butler working on Cherrywine and Shabazz Palaces projects, Mary Ann Vieira contributing to BROOKZILL!, and Craig Irving leading "Cee Knowledge & The Cosmic Funk Orchestra." In 2015, the group re-emerged with a series of wildly successful live shows and has been an active touring unit ever since. In 2017, they released "Digable Planets Live," a live album showcasing the trio's skill at captivating audiences with a live band. With a genre-bending influence that spans over three decades, Digable Planets continues to leave an indelible mark on music. Their music continues to shine, and they bring their celebrated stage show to excited crowds around the world. Ticket Information: Don't miss your chance to witness this historic event! General admission pit and reserved seating options are available throughout the theatre for fans of all ages to enjoy. Please note that a limit of four (4) tickets per purchase applies. Ticket Pricing: $30.00-$55.00 (Reserved Seating) Presale Information: For local fans eager to secure their tickets early, an online-only local presale will take place on Thursday, October 12, starting at 10 AM. Get ready to grab your tickets before they go on sale to the general public! BUY TICKETS –   RSVP On Facebook - More Information -   Visit The Website -