Sir-Mix-A-Lot Joins Former Presidents of the United States of America In New Band: Subset;

Sir-Mix-A-Lot Joins Former Presidents of the United States of America In New Band: Subset; 12-Date West Coast Tour Begins in Seattle on March 15
Business Wire , Feb 29, 2000

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Sir-Mix-A-Lot and former Presidents of the United States of America (POTUS) announce a 12-date West Coast tour today with their new band, Subset.

Subset is comprised of Sir-Mix-A-Lot and former POTUS members Chris Ballew, Dave Dederer and Jason Finn. Seemingly implausible collaborators, this new assemblage of multi-platinum selling artists has created a new sound that reaches beyond the sum of its parts. Expect hypnotic funk, bass-heavy rhythms and sobering lyrics.

"Expect to have your ass kicked," laughs Ballew who describes the Subset collective as darker, harder, and dressed-down. "It's a lot of fun, but a very different feel from the former Presidents' stuff. Anyone expecting a collection of catchy Presidential ditties will be a bit disappointed until they realize they are grooving so hard they can hardly stand it."

"We do music because we love it," says Mix. "Subset is four men who have seen the evils of the record business and were able to escape, asses still intact. Four men who left on their own terms. Four men re-born, true to the grassroots, and freed from the shackles of pop music."

Subset kicks off a 12-date mini-tour on March 15 at the Fenix Underground in Seattle, Washington. The tour ends in San Jose, California at The Usual on April 1.

SUBSET: West Coast Tour Itinerary

Date City Venue
March 15 Seattle, WA Fenix Underground
March 16 Bend, OR Club 97
March 18 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
March 20 W. Hollywood, CA House of Blues
March 22 Ventura, CA Nicholby's
March 23 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theater
March 24 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
March 26 Tuscon, AZ Rialto Theater
March 29 Chico, CA LaSalle's
March 30 San Francisco, CA Maritime Hall
March 31 Santa Cruz, CA Palookaville
April 1 San Jose, CA The Usual

For tickets, photo passes or interviews, please contact Nicole Vandenberg at 206/324-1501.
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