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Pit Stop at Firefly
June 23rd, 2013


Public Enemy Makes a Pit Stop to Play Firefly Music Festival

The twenty-six date Kings of the Mic Tour has been an amazing trek through the U.S., and it continues through the July 5th Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. For Public Enemy, that wasn’t enough to keep them busy and performing to appreciative crowds. On Friday, June 21st, they played to a diverse caravan of hipsters in the wooded area next to Dover International Speedway – the second annual Firefly Music Festival. Over seventy bands were slated to play the three day event, and The Enemy kicked things off on opening night - a picture-perfect evening in the Mid-Atlantic.
Delving into their twenty-five-year-old catalog, PE performed a sixteen-song, forty-five minute set, that included deeper cuts: ‘Channel Zero’, ‘Caught, Can I Get a Witness?’, and Terminator X to the Edge of Panic’. They came in, dropped some truth, and got back on the road.
Before the Firefly Festival had wrapped on Sunday night, The Kings of the Mic Tour reconvened, and had already played two more gigs in Canandaigua, NY and Mount Pleasant, MI!
Do the right thing, and check out one of the remaining dates!

May 23 – Ava Amphitheater – Tucson, AZ
May 24 – Hard Rock Casino – Las Vegas, NV
May 25 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
May 26 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
May 30 – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
May 31 – Harrah's Council Bluffs – Stir Cove – Council Bluffs, IA
June 1 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO
June 4 – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
June 6 – Mahaffey Theater – Saint Petersburg, FL
June 7 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
June 12 – Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric – Baltimore, MD
June 14 – Charter Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC
June 15 – nTelos Wireless Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA
June 16 – Durham Performing Arts Center – Durham, NC
June 18 – New Jersey Performing Arts Center – Newark, NJ
June 19 – Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
June 20 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
June 22 – Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center – Canandaigua, NY
June 23 – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mount Pleasant, MI
June 25 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH
June 26 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
June 27 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
July 1 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
July 2 – Stubb's Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater – Austin, TX
July 3 – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
July 5 – Essence Music Festival – New Orleans, LA


Photo Credit - Kenny Pusey http://www.puzpicsphotography.com