blackalicious Concert History

Gift of Gab (Tim Parker) and Chief Xcel (Xavier Mosley) met at John F. Kennedy High School in 1987 in Sacramento, California and formed the group in early 1992. They released their first recording, "Swan Lake", on Solesides Records. The Solesides Crew consisted of the duo, as well as other friends of theirs they had met at University of California - Davis, including DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truth Speaker. The single was an underground hit, but label trouble prevented the duo from immediately capitalizing on their fame.

Date Concert Venue Location
Jan 25, 2020 blackalicious Black Cat Washington, D.C., United States
Jan 23, 2020 Blackalicious / Black Liquid / Waasi The Southern Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Jan 21, 2020 blackalicious / Rowdy   Motorco Durham, North Carolina, United States
Oct 12, 2019 blackalicious Black Cat Washington, D.C., United States
Oct 08, 2019 blackalicious / Alex Bond The Masquerade Atlanta, GA, US
Aug 07, 2019 –
Aug 11, 2019
Boomtown 2019  
Ms. Lauryn Hill / Groove Armada / Chase & Status / Four Tet / Salt-N-Pepa / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Boys Noize / Gogol Bordello / Pennywise / Xavier Rudd / Infected Mushroom / Skream / blackalicious / Slaves / Chronixx / Little Simz / Killing Joke / Ms. Dynamite / Redlight / Bedouin Soundclash / Carl Cox / Alice Russell / Slowthai / Ozomatli / Claude VonStroke / Astro / Kae Tempest / Kosheen / Prophets of Rage / Napalm Death / Joy Orbison / The Black Seeds / Chali 2na / At The Gates / Stylo G / This Is The Kit / Therapy? / Eats Everything / Submotion Orchestra / Cancer Bats / Asian Dub Foundation / Marcia Griffiths / Dreadzone / Patrick Topping / Ocean Wisdom / Leftöver Crack / Mall Grab / Erol Alkan / Atari Teenage Riot / Subhumans / My Nu Leng / Swindle / Stella Donnelly / Kenny Dope / Majestic / General Levy / Gentleman's Dub Club / Crossfaith / Amelie Lens / Calyx & Teebee / Madi / Seth Lakeman / Godflesh / Super Cat / Gaudi / Liquid soul / Beans on Toast / Flava D / Naâman / Kabaka Pyramid / Dr. Peacock / LSB / Enrico Sangiuliano / Sian Evans / Mefjus / Mella Dee / Dense & Pika / She Drew The Gun / Yazmin Lacey / Skinny Lister / Eat Static / Hak Baker / System 7 / Ali Campbell / Baba Stiltz / Blastoyz / The Murder Capital / Gms / Black Peaks / Iseo & Dodosound / Bad Company UK / B.Traits / Horse Meat Disco / La Fleur / Morten Granau / Ben UFO / Mighty Mouse / Brass Against / Ajja / Clipz / King Prawn / Extreme Noise Terror / Shanti Celeste / loathe / Pixel / The Restarts / The Breath / DJ Bone / The Neville Staple Band / Sonic Species / Grace Petrie / Sevana / Jada Kingdom / BCUC / Manudigital / Elephant Sessions / Breabach / Hedflux / Bushbaby / Maissouille / Forbidden Society / Lt. Stitchie / Earthlings / Killerwatts / Siberian Meat Grinder / Dub Phizix & Strategy / Ithaca / Sheelanagig / The Speed Freak / Circuits / Ohhms / Sama / Fixate / Filteria / Dickster / CC:Disco! / Svetlanas / Marcus Gad / James Monro / Kyrist / Dick Trevor / Maksim Mc / Abraskadabra / Death Of Guitar Pop / Oood / Counting Coins / Regan / DJ Moon / Tongue And Groove / Grouch In Dub / Hypnocoustics / Imagine Mars / Dirty Saffi / Shanti Powa / Necktr / Naomi Cowan / Sounds of Harlowe / Monk3ylogic / Alborosie and Shengen Clan / Cara Hammond / Natty & The Rebelship / DJANTRIX / San Salvador / River Roots / Mandelbrot / Lead Shot Hazard / James Munro / Horses on the Beach / 3RDKND / DJ Lucas / SuperModule / System Seven / Rogue Siesta / Imprints (Bristol, UK) / Antispin / Sally C / Mischa and His Merry Men / Tristan (UK) / Avalon (UK) / Sister Nancy & Legal Shots / High Focus Takeover / Celli + Earthling / Brainiac (HR) / Forward Momentum / Allycat / Cybernetic Ghost / Speed Alliance / Stallic Overdose / The Goblin (UK) / K.i.M. (SE) / Mandala (GB) / Materia (AT) Show all bands
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Mar 07, 2019 blackalicious Yoshi's Jazz Club, Oakland Oakland, California, United States
Jul 26, 2018 –
Jul 29, 2018
Calgary Folk Music Festival 2018  
Passenger / Rhye / Bahamas / Stars / Alvvays / Neko Case / Joe Jackson / Destroyer / Damien Jurado / Lee Ann Womack / blackalicious / Shovels & Rope / The Barr Brothers / The Milk Carton Kids / Saul Williams / Chad VanGaalen / Land of Talk / The Halluci Nation / Sudan Archives / Mipso / The Deep Dark Woods / Reuben and the Dark / Mick Flannery / Ben Caplan / The War and Treaty / Lankum / Archie Roach / African Head Charge / Sarah Shook & the Disarmers / Scenic Route To Alaska / Beyries / Front Country / Amy Helm / AHI / Mappe Of / Hannah Epperson / Leeroy Stagger / Melingo / Ramy Essam / Jeremy Dutcher / Kobo Town / NQ Arbuckle / Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton / Shakura S'Aida / Spencer Burton / The Small Glories / Harrison Kennedy / Altameda / Scott Cook / Kevin Breit / Mariel Buckley / Quantum Tangle / Rev. Sekou / Harrow Fair / hubby jenkins / Doctor Nativo / Carmelo Torres y su Cumbia Sabanera / Clinton St. John / Roberto López / Ryland Moranz / The Mission Songs Project / Cassie & Maggie MacDonald / Wise Atangana / Tom Phillips and the D.T.s Show all bands
Prince's Island Park Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jun 03, 2018 blackalicious Cornerstone Berkeley Berkeley, California, United States
May 05, 2018 –
May 06, 2018
First Festival 2018  
blackalicious / A Lot Like Birds / Jonah Matranga / Dog Party / Butterscotch / SunMonks / Heat of Damage
Tanzanite Park Sacramento, California, United States
Show Duplicate for May 05, 2018
Oct 19, 2017 Blackalicious Empire Garage Austin, Texas, United States
May 04, 2017 blackalicious The Howlin' Wolf New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Mar 11, 2017 –
Mar 11, 2017
Viva PHX - Downtown Phoenix 2017  
Girl Talk / The Hood Internet / The Menzingers / Fucked Up / The Drums / Joyce Manor / X / The Mowgli's / YACHT / Reverend Horton Heat / HEALTH / Murs / Sharam / Jeff Rosenstock / Lisa Prank / Summer Cannibals / American Football / Classixx / Night Beats / Deap Vally / Temples / Playboy Manbaby / LVL UP / Rozwell Kid / blackalicious / Peanut Butter Wolf / Katelyn Tarver / Chastity Belt / Thee Commons / Froth / Death Valley Girls / Mako / Warren G / Hunny / The Soft White Sixties / Alex Wiley / Pure Bathing Culture / Uffie / Luna Aura / The Japanese House / Buyepongo / Mothers (GA) / Big Thief / The Bogan Via / Palm / Jay Som / Jjuujjuu / Mystikal / Tone-Lōc / P.O.S / Kaiydo / VanLadyLove / Quinn XCII / Bash & Pop / Sad Girl / Tennis System / Youngr / Desert Daze / Steep Ravine / The Shacks / Corey Harper / Injury Reserve / The Maine / The Gentle Hits / Salvador Durán / Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra / Michael Hooker / Invisible Scratch Picklz / Pheonix Afrobeat Orchestra Show all bands
Unknown venue Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Show Duplicates for Mar 11, 2017
Feb 17, 2017 –
Feb 19, 2017
Splore 2017
blackalicious / Dub Pistols / Nickodemus / Sampa The Great / The Ragga Twins / pitch black / Weird Together
Splore Festival Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Feb 10, 2017 –
Mar 05, 2017
Perth International Arts Festival 2017  
Toro Y Moi / Explosions in the Sky / James Vincent McMorrow / Warpaint / Kurt Vile / Blackalicious / Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats / Kishi Bashi / Frankie Cosmos / Kucka / Lady Leshurr / Big Thief / El Guincho / Beardyman / Margaret Glaspy / Ngaiire / Aristophanes / Omar Sosa / Archie Roach / Skye and Ross / Jambinai / L-Fresh The Lion / Gold Class / Katy Steele / Teeth & Tongue / Gabriella Cohen / La Mambanegra Show all bands
Chevron Festival Gardens Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Show Duplicate for Feb 10, 2017
Dec 28, 2016 blackalicious The Fillmore San Francisco, California, United States
Oct 01, 2016 grovefest
Particle / blackalicious
The Grove St Louis, Missouri, United States
Sep 27, 2016 blackalicious / Lushlife Turf Club Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Jul 08, 2016 –
Jul 10, 2016
Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival 2016  
De La Soul / blackalicious / Average White Band / Grandmaster Flash / Booker T. Jones / Hot 8 Brass Band / George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic / Pete Josef / Eska / Nubiyan Twist / Stone Foundation / Jack Tyson Charles / Brian Auger's Oblivion Express / Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club / Nick Pride & The Pimptones / Wyles & Simpson / Alex Ligertwood / Call Me Unique / Trope / Alternative Dubstep Orchestra / Family Ranks / Zoe Gilby / The Beat Goes Bang / Fatima & The Eglo Band / Birmingham Jazz Orchestra / Koco / Lucas D & The Groove Ghetto / Daj Dook / Bostin Brass / Blind Monk Trio / Jazzlines Ensemble Show all bands
Moseley Park Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Jun 22, 2016 –
Jun 26, 2016
Glastonbury Festival 2016  
Coldplay / Adele / Ellie Goulding / Muse / Bastille / The Lumineers / Disclosure / Of Monsters and Men / Dua Lipa / Two Door Cinema Club / Beck / M83 / The 1975 / James Blake / Band of Horses / Bring Me The Horizon / Earth, Wind & Fire / Foals / Sigur Rós / Mac DeMarco / New Order / Jess Glynne / CHVRCHES / ZZ Top / Grimes / Fatboy Slim / Vince Staples / Cyndi Lauper / Santigold / Daughter / Years & Years / AlunaGeorge / LCD Soundsystem / BØRNS / Stormzy / Skepta / Jake Bugg / Corinne Bailey Rae / PJ Harvey / Editors / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Rag'n'Bone Man / Explosions in the Sky / Tom Misch / Kurt Vile / Travis / Madness / Underworld / Bat For Lashes / HONNE / Khruangbin / The Last Shadow Puppets / James / Hurts / Jeff Lynne's ELO / NAO / Sub Focus / Wolf Alice / Gregory Porter / Declan McKenna / Disciples / Jack Garratt / Frightened Rabbit / Newton Faulkner / Maribou State / Blossoms / Róisín Murphy / Låpsley / Kamasi Washington / Little Simz / Claptone / Bob Moses / The Freestylers / Izzy Bizu / blackalicious / Sundara Karma / Laura Mvula / Lion Babe / Richard Hawley / Blonde / Floating Points / Tensnake / Midland / Savages / Bugzy Malone / Mercury Rev / John Grant / Palace / Turin Brakes / Carl Cox / Protoje / Lady Leshurr / Ezra Furman / Art Garfunkel / Kae Tempest / Coldcut / Baaba Maal / Hinds / Delta Heavy / Cookie Monsta / Drumsound & Bassline Smith / Plaid / Braids / Henry Green / JONES / Ady Suleiman / The Selecter / Graham Candy / Stanton Warriors / Alex Metric / LANTA / Todd Terry / Funtcase / The Egg / Dimension / Kojey Radical / St. Etienne / Mungo's Hi Fi / Larkin Poe / DJ Luck & MC Neat / Danny L Harle / Culture Shock / Rokia Traoré / Vessels / Loadstar / Swindle / My Nu Leng / Boxed In / VANT / Gentleman's Dub Club / Ernest Ranglin / DJ Hype / C Duncan / Nadia Rose / The Upbeats / Aphrodite / Dj Q / DJ Yoda / Congo Natty / Coco / Diskord / Banco de Gaia / Guy Garvey / Moxie / Speech Debelle / NZCA LINES / Palms Trax / Serum / Eska / Baloji / Aidan Knight / Marsicans / Addison Groove / Pixx / Charlie Sloth / The Ben Miller Band / Ronnie Spector / Annie Mac / Dismantle / Bison / Royal-T / Sam Brookes / Chimpo / Bladerunner / Conrad / Dele Sosimi / DJ Die / Ben UFO / The Undercover Hippy / The Wanton Bishops / Den Sorte Skole / Feral Is Kinky / Too Many T's / Batida / SK Shlomo / Kasra / Jstar / The Jive Aces / Foreign Concept / Martin Creed / Skittles / The Hot Sprockets / Lewis & Leigh / Sound of the Sirens / Renegade Brass Band / Mau Mau / Barely Legal / PYRO / Black Peaches / The Eskies / Job Jobse / John Fairhurst / Hannah Lou Clark / JINX in dub / AKASE / Dub Phizix & Strategy / Sea Bed / Alexia Coley / Mafia Kiss / Elijah & Skilliam / Police Dog Hogan / The Little Unsaid / Keep Up / Filthy Habits / Broadway Sounds / Jerome Hill / Sunil Sharpe / The Brass Funkeys / Murder He Wrote / Amy Becker / Miranda Sykes / Solana / The Pylons / Peggy Hsu / Craig David's TS5 / Nuala Honan / The Bookshop Band / Beth Porter / Dapper Dan / Mr Tea and the Minions / The Beatbox Collective / Tongue Fu / Bad Girlz / Vinyl Junkie / Hattie Whitehead / Mike Skinner (DJ Set) / Freerange Djs / Joe Corbin / Tell Tale Tusk / Jenna and the Gs / Jack Robert Hardman / Esther Joy Lane / Rich Stephenson / Smooth Sailors / Mama Jerk and the Ladyfingers / James Frost / Dendê & Band / NATTY SPEAKS / stella martyr / Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music / Benji Tranter / Playhead / Man Power (UK) / WildflowersHQ / Lee Forsyth-Griffiths Show all bands
Worthy Farm Pilton, UK
Show Duplicates for Jun 22, 2016

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2020 3 concerts
2019 4 concerts
2018 3 concerts
2017 5 concerts
2016 5 concerts
2015 2 concerts
2014 6 concerts
2013 8 concerts
2011 3 concerts
2008 8 concerts
2007 5 concerts
2006 7 concerts
2005 7 concerts
2004 7 concerts
2003 10 concerts
2002 17 concerts
2001 1 concert
2000 1 concert
1999 1 concert
1998 1 concert
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Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ)


How many concerts has blackalicious had?

blackalicious has had 104 concerts.

When was the last blackalicious concert?

The last blackalicious concert was on January 25, 2020 at Black Cat in Washington, D.C., United States.

What songs does blackalicious play live?

The songs that blackalicious performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the January 21, 2020 concert at Motorco in Durham, North Carolina, United States:

  1. The Fabulous Ones
  2. Blazing Arrow
  3. Freestyle
  4. Don't Stop
  5. Rock the Spot
  6. Blacka
  7. Freestyle
  8. Can I Kick It
  9. Deception
  10. That Night
  11. Lady Don't Tek No
  12. Make You Feel That Way
  13. Ashes to Ashes/Freestyle
  14. Alphabet Aerobics
  15. Swan Lake
  16. Freestyle
  17. Chemical Calisthenics