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Seattle, Washington 98101

The Roots, known for their innovative album concepts, return after a two-year break with their new album, Game Theory filled with 14 hard hitting tracks that express their views on the state of the world. Game Theory is The Roots’ most thought-provoking album since their 1999 breakthrough, Things Fall Apart and is the group’s debut for Def Jam Recordings, home to the world’s premiere Hip-Hop artists.

The band addresses everything from their uneasiness about society on, “It Don’t Feel Right,” to troops at war on “False Media” and government monitoring on “New World.” The band also honors their fallen friend and producer James Yancey a/k/a J-Dilla whose death from kidney failure in February devastated the Hip-Hop world. All tracks are wrapped around hard-hitting beats and murky grooves deploying samples from Sly Stone, the Ohio Players and the Jackson 5 among others. The Roots have become critically regarded as among today's most innovative, adventurous and influential bands.

The Roots are: ?uestlove (drums), Black Thought (emcee), Leonard “Hub” Hubbard (bass), Kamal Gray (keyboards), Kirk “Captain Kirk” Douglas (guitar) and Frank Knuckles (percussion).

Tickets are $32.50 and go on sale Friday, December 8 at noon at all TicketsWest outlets, including Rudy’s Barbershops and select QFC Food Centers, Ticketswest.com or hob.com, or charge by phone (800) 992-TIXX [8499]

Official Website: http://hob.com/tickets/eventdetail.asp?eventid=42816

Added by sherylvanslyke on December 8, 2006