SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

March 02, 2010 10:54 ET

Up-and-Coming Rapper Donnis Gets Signed to Atlantic Records; Joins "Crowd Control Tour" Cross-Country Trek; Acclaimed ATL MC to Be Among XXL'S "Freshmen 10"; Debut Album Slated for Later This Year With "Fashionably Late" Mixtape Due out This Month

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) - Atlantic Records has announced the signing of their new artist Donnis who has released the details of his first-ever US tour. The rising rapper will be among the multi-artist hip-hop bill entitled the "Crowd Control Tour," also featuring Kidz In The Hall, 88-Keys and Izza Kizza. The 16-city trek kicked off on Sunday, February 28th at New York City's Highline Ballroom, with dates then continuing through early April (see itinerary below).

Donnis is quickly making a name as one of the most talented new stars on the Southern hip-hop scene. The Georgia-based MC first attracted attention last year with 10.Deep's breakout mixtape, "DIARY OF AN ATL BRAVE," and has since scored major appeal amongst listeners with his smoothed out rap anthem, "Gone" (released on revered DJ/Producer A-trak's Brooklyn based Fool's Gold Records). "Donnis is a truly original, compelling new voice on the hip-hop landscape, and we pulled out all the stops to bring him into the Atlantic family. His creativity and lyrical flow are hugely impressive, and the 'Diary of an ATL Brave' mixtape was a captivating introduction to this major talent. Now that we've sealed the deal, we're looking forward to watching Donnis take it to the next level," proclaimed Atlantic Records Chairman and CEO Craig Kallman.

While hard at work completing his Atlantic debut album, Donnis will keep listeners entertained with his new mixtape "Fashionably Late" set to be released this month. Currently featured in the March issue of XXL's "Show and Prove," Donnis will also be included in the magazine's hugely influential "Freshmen 10" alongside West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle and J. Cole from North Carolina. The talented rapper who has already shared stages with such luminaries as T.I., Chingy, and 112 -- will also be among the new stars performing at the upcoming South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. For further news and information, please visit www.myspace.com/donnismusic, www.donnismusic.com, and http://twitter.com/donnisxdonnis.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

          DONNIS - On Tour 2010

    All Dates w/Crowd Control Tour Feat. 
  Kidz In The Hall, 88-Keys, and Izza Kizza

MARCH
4      Baltimore, MD          Ram's Head Live
5      Richmond, VA           Alley Katz
6      Norfolk, VA            Norva
8      Washington, DC         9:30 Club
10     Grand Rapids, MI       Intersection Live
11     Pontiac, MI            Cro Foot/Pike Room
14     Little Rock, AR        Revolution Room
15     Enid, OK               The Underground
17     Dallas, TX             Green Elephant
19     Austin, TX             District 301
24     Denver, CO             Cervantes
25     Murray, UT             Murray Theater
27     Los Angeles, CA        Key Club
31     San Francisco, CA      Independent

APRIL
1      Seattle, WA            Studio 7
2      Portland, OR           Berbati's Pan

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