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Legendary Hip-Hop group Public Enemy will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their classic album Fear of a Black Planet as a part of the University of Iowa’s Hip-Hop exhibit and have also announced plans for their  71st multi-continent tour.

The University of Iowa exhibit entitled “Two Turntables and a Microphone: Hip-Hop Contexts” features Hip-Hop Activist Harry Allen‘s “Part of the Permanent Record: Photos from the Previous Century”.

In addition to the display, Allen will kick off a panel discussion celebrating the 20th anniversary of Public Enemy’s groundbreaking album. The panel will include Public Enemy frontman Chuck D, Allen, and PE co-founders Hank and Keith Shocklee (members of the group’s original production unit, the Bomb Squad).

The group will also host a Q&A about Fear of A Black Planet, which turns 20-years-old this Spring.

The Fear of A Black Planet 20th Anniversary Celebration is takes place April 1st at The University of Iowa and is free and open to the public.

Harry Allen’s “Two Turntables and a Microphone: Hip-Hop Context” exhibit opened on Sunday (March 27) and remains at the University until June 27.

In other news, Public Enemy also announced that they will launch their 71st tour, which features stops throughout North America, Europe, Africa Canada and Australia.

The seven month tour kicks off in Winnepeg at the Burton Cummings Theatre and ends in Brisbane at Sunset Sounds.

For more information about the exhibit, log onto:http://lectures.uiowa.edu/details.php?ID=657

For dates and ticket information about the Public Enemy tour, log onto: www.publicenemy.com

Tour dates are listed below:

21 WINNEPEG – BURTON CUMMINGS THEATRE

22 SASKATOON – ODEON EVENTS CENTER (

24 CALGARY – THE WHISKEY

25 EDMONTON – EDMONTON EVENT CENTRE

26-Travel –

27 VANCOUVER – COMMODORE BALLROOM

28-TBD

29 SEATTLE MARKET – SASQUATCH – CONFIRMED

30 CHILLICOTHE ILLINOIS

(CHICAGO MARKET)– 2010 SUMMER CAMP festival

WWW.SUMMERCAMPFESTIVAL.COM

JUNE 2010

JUNE 25 – MILWAUKEE / MILWAUKEE SUMMERFEST

JUNE 26 – CHICAGO / CONGRESS BALLROOM

JUNE 27 – CLEVELAND / HOUSE OF BLUES

JUNE 28 – GREEN BAY / ONEIDA CASINO

August 2010

6 WINDSOR – festival

7 TORONTO Collingwood –festival

8 MONTREAL

9- TBD

10 TBD

11- TBD

12 TBD Boston

13 Washington dc 930 CLUB

14 Philadelphia/ TROCODERO

15 NEW YORK – central park

SEPTEMBER 2010

11 TBD

TBD SOUTHEAST ATLANTA

OCTOBER 2010

TBD West Coast 5 date run

NOVEMBER 2010

1-15

TBD Europe run

DECEMBER 2010

TBD 20-27 SOUTH AFRICA

30 DEC – FALLS FESTIVAL,VICTORIA

31 DEC – FALLS FESTIVAL,TASMANIA

2011

1 JAN – FIELD DAY,SYDNEY

5 JAN – SUNSET SOUNDS,BRISBANE

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