Monday April 11, 2005

Saul Williams to Open for NIN in Barcelona?

We've recieved numerous reports that Saul Williams will be opening for Nine Inch Nails on June 29th in Barcelona. This was reported by Iguapop's newsletter, and Gamerco.com (beware, heavy flash), a hip hop artist that Trent's been namechecking in interviews (most prominently on the Radio One Rock Show night that he hosted). For those of you who haven't heard Saul yet, he's probably the most prolific "slam poet" around, and a damn good rapper.

However, the Universal Rock site is apparently listing The Dresden Dolls as support. Not quite sure what is going on, as this could all be speculative rumours being posted as fact. But I'm sure we'll find out eventually.

If you're one of the many who still dismiss hip-hop as junk music, listen to him. His Official Web Site does not yet list the Barcelona show, yet he is playing the Rock Werchter festival along with NIN.

Thanks Zina, Oliver, nineinchcat, and Josep. Saturnine also contributed to this writeup.