The Impossible Tour with Black Violin has been rescheduled to Monday, July 26, 2021 at 8pm!
If you are unable to join us for the new tour date and would like to donate the price of your ticket to the Long Center or receive a refund please email firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2021*.
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Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as "classical boom," to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.
Black Violin spent the last year writing and recording their latest studio album Take the Stairs which features singles, "Showoff" and "One Step" and was released on November 1, 2019. Their last record, Stereotypes, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album and band, saying "their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation." Some of their creative collaborations include Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, and Alicia Keys.
The group advocates for educational outreach and in the past 12 months have performed for over 100,000 students in the US and Europe. Black Violin's Impossible Tour will spread the message that anything is possible and there are no limits to what one can achieve, regardless of circumstance.