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Concert Wed Jan 07 2009

The Sovereign Lady is Back

ladysovereign.jpgHere's a late announcement to get excited about: Lady Sovereign is scheduled to play The Empty Bottle on Wednesday, January 28th. UPDATE: The show has been rescheduled for Feburary 4th at Logan Square Auditorium. Tickets from the original show will be honored.

The last time we saw the 5 ft 1 English rapper was at Lollapalooza in '06 rocking hits from her debut album Public Warning, and chugging and spitting on whoever--and she hadn't even hit 21 yet. She's been down for a couple years working on her new album, Jigsaw, set for release in April. Always the rebellious girl, she left JayZ and Def Jam and started her own label, Midget Records (under the EMI umbrella) in order to have more control. Now she's come into her own and doing things her way. Seeing Lady Sovereign at a venue as small as the Bottle is an opportunity you might not see again...

For a taste, go to her website to download "I Got You Dancing" for free.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $12. 1035 N. Western Ave. 2539 N. Kedzie. 21+ All Ages. Call 773-276-3600 with any questions.

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Ziggy / January 9, 2009 12:12 AM

What a great birthday present.

BookGnome / January 11, 2009 12:35 PM

Is this show still on? Tried to find tickets but can't & nothing listed on Empty Bottle website.

Michelle / January 12, 2009 2:47 PM

I would check the site again on 1/19.

Yellow / January 24, 2009 1:38 PM

Get tix using this link

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Our Final Transmission Days

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