Brother Ali Shares ‘It Ain’t Easy’ Video, New Dates for The Own Light Tour

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    Brother Ali is hitting the road again in October following an announcement of new dates for his The Own Light Tour.

    The Rhymesayers MC will kick off the new leg of his tour on Oct. 4 in Ann Arbor, Mich., before making stops in Boston, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Cleveland, Baltimore, Orlando and Dallas. The 27 new dates will include appearances from Sa-Roc, Last Word and Sol Messiah and conclude on Nov. 16 in Minneapolis. Tickets for The Own Light Tour go on sale Friday (Sept. 8).

    To celebrate the latest tour dates, Brother Ali also drops a music video for the song “It Ain’t Easy,” off of his recent album, All the Beauty in This Whole Life. Composed of footage shot by Amal Flower Kay on the first leg of his tour, the video contains clips of Brother Ali’s meet and greets with fans, as well as backstage footage. According to the rapper, the video was put together to give fans a “glimpse into the incredible love and beauty” he experiences while on the road.

    The rapper was also announced as one of the acts for an upcoming Hurricane Harvey benefit concert being held in San Antonio. Headlined by Immortal Technique, Brother Ali will join Slug, Chino XL, K-Rino, Emilo Rojas and more with 100 percent of the proceeds going to local charities.

    Check out Brother Ali’s new tour dates below, as well as the video for “It Ain’t Easy.”

    Brother Ali The Own Light Tour Dates

    Oct. 4 – Ann Arbor, Mich. – Blind Pig
    Oct. 5 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Pyramid Scheme
    Oct. 6 – Cleveland, Ohio – Agora Ballroom
    Oct. 7 – Columbus, Ohio – The A&R Music Bar
    Oct. 9 – South Burlington, Vt. – Higher Ground
    Oct. 10 – Boston, Mass. – ONCE Ballroom
    Oct. 11 – Baltimore, Md. – The Ottobar
    Oct. 12 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – The Knitting Factory
    Oct. 15 – Carrboro, N.C. – Cat’s Cradle
    Oct. 17 – Atlanta, Ga. – Aisle 5
    Oct. 18 – Orlando, Fla. – The Social
    Oct. 21 – Austin, Texas – Antone’s
    Oct. 22 – Dallas, Texas – Dada
    Oct. 24 – Tucson, Ariz. – Club Congress
    Oct. 25 – Flagstaff, Ariz. – The Green Room
    Oct. 27 – Berkeley, Calif. – Cornerstone
    Oct. 28 – Stateline, NV – ViN.Y.l Room
    Oct. 29 – Santa Cruz, Calif. – The Catalyst Atrium
    Oct. 31 – Bellingham, Wash. – Wild Buffalo House of Music
    Nov. 1 – Spokane, Wash. – The Bartlett
    Nov. 3 – Missoula, Mont. – Monk’s
    Nov. 4 – Boise, Idaho – Reef
    Nov. 7 – Boulder, Colo. – Fox Theater
    Nov. 9 – Kansas City, Mo. – The Riot Room
    Nov. 10 – Iowa City, Iowa – Blue Moose Taphouse
    Nov. 11 – Sioux Falls, S.D. – Icon Event Hall
    Nov. 16 – Minneapolis, Minn. – First Avenue

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