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September 15, 2010

Baltimore's Rye Rye tours with M.I.A. this Fall

rye ryeBaltimore rapper Rye Rye will tour with M.I.A on the Sri Lankan-British rapper's Fall tour. She will appear in 11 stops altogether, including dates in Philadelphia and Boston, Interscope records announced today.

Rye Rye was one of the first artists signed to M.I.A.'s vanity record, N.E.E.T. Records, at Interscope and will release her first album, "Go! Pop! Bang!" next year.

It's not clear from the press release if Rye Rye will appear with M.I.A. at her headlining appearance at Virgin FreeFest. But a festival spokeswoman said there are currently no changes to the lineup.

Meanwhile, the Baltimore native has been defending Kanye West post-Video Music Awards on her Twitter

After the jump, Rye Rye's tour dates with M.I.A.:

Tour dates:

9/21 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
9/22 Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
9/26 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
9/27 New York, NY - Terminal 5
9/29 Chicago, IL - The Vic
9/30 Chicago, IL - The Vic
10/03 Ithaca, NY - Cornell University
10/04 Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub
10/05 Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub
10/09 Austin, TX - Zilker Park, Austin City Limits Festival
10/12 Oakland CA - Fox Theater
10/13 San Francisco, CA - The Independent

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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