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Sage Francis
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While I continue to book more shows for Euro/UK, the North American tour is 100% booked! ALL available ticket links are listed here: http://www.tinyurl.com/CopperGoneTour 
I recommend purchasing tickets in advance. 
Hear me now, believe me later. 
Love,
Uncle Sage
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Throwback Thursday.
My inner demon child returns to the following countries for the #CopperGone tour (in order): US, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland. All info at: www.tinyurl.com/CopperGoneTour
50 shows booked and we're not done yet. 2014 must burn.
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:) ..... :( ..... :) ..... :( ..... (The End.)
 
I noticed some confusion over certain lyrics in my new song, especially in the faster parts, so here's a lyric video we put together. Many thanks to Irena M for creating this on the fly. What I like most about it is you can screen capture whatever your favorite section is. Or not. Do something! #VonnegutBusy   #CopperGone  
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Dear hip-hop...the bitch is back.
www.tinyurl.com/CopperGoneSFR
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....now Im going to get sound violation tickets. Thanks sage.

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NEW ALBUM + TOUR INFO!
"Copper Gone" drops on June 3rd. All we're unveiling at the moment is the front cover and some of the collaborators. Info on that and the upcoming US/CAN tour dates available here: http://tinyurl.com/CopperGoneSFR Pre-sales will go live at the very end of March. This is my first album in 4 years and I fully intend on making it worth your wait. Trust. For right now, I just want to thank Sarah Jane Coleman for the illustrations and Irena M. for the design. Copper etchings, engravings, and whatever other magical stuff you guys did. We've collaborated on the full design since January and we're still working out a bunch of meticulous kinks. Glad we could all hold hands while walking through this special kind of hell together. haha. Love y'all
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Yes! Hopefully, I'll see you in Vancouver.
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Before any music journalists have been able to get their greasy paws on "Copper Gone", the legendary Buck 65 went ahead and wrote an album review for it: http://tinyurl.com/65reviewsCG
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My UK + Euro tour dates have been announced! I'm playing England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Scandinavia and more starting this October.
www.tinyurl.com/CopperGoneTour
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i've always wanted to do ireland, just haven't made it happen.

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"VONNEGUT BUSY" is the 1st single off of my Copper Gone album: www.tinyurl.com/CopperGoneSFR
If you pre-order the album at our site you receive this track automatically. It's also available on iTunes. Or just listen for now.
If you loves it, shares it!
Do it. Doooo ittttt. Mess up my mind.
Strange Famous Records
"Vonnegut Busy" - Sage Francis [COPPER GONE]
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Nice!!! See you there.

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This new press photo is thanks to Prentice Danner and it's what was used to create the image used on the tour poster and the back cover of "Copper Gone". Pre-sales and other big announcements will happen on Monday at www.StrangeFamousRecords.com
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ahhhh photo magic!

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I'm not sure why it took us so long to make these mugs considering how coffee-crazed we are over here, but they're now for sale: www.tinyurl.com/SFRcoffeeMugs
I'm almost ashamed to admit how much caffeine I've consumed while finishing this new album. It's certainly not the only thing that has kept me fighting my way out of the hellhole, but coffee has definitely been the thing I most look forward to every night. Starting around 8pm. Heck, it's 9:30 right now and I just finished 4 cups. We're finalizing artwork for "Copper Gone" and I fly out to SXSW in a few hours so DON'T YOU DARE JUDGE ME. :-*
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Independent artist, writer, poet, performance artist, indie-rap pioneer and CEO of Strange Famous Records.
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Sage Francis is widely considered one of our generation's greatest lyricists. His career derives mainly from gifted wordplay which creates vivid narratives to instigate as well as inspire, but since it often derives from an accumulation of public disdain and personal turmoil, it's made abundantly clear that it's more about storming the castle than watching the throne.

Dubbed as the "forefather of indie-hop," Francis originally earned acclaim in the early 2000's by winning the most highly coveted titles of the emcee battle circuit. With little to no funding, Francis sustained himself by selling his innovative “Sick of” mixtapes, all made by hand on the floor of his Providence, RI apartment. These were essentially bootleg compilations full of select recordings from his 12” vinyl singles, demo sessions, live performances and radio freestyles. The popularity of these tapes birthed Strange Famous Records (SFR); a meager, one-man operation in 1999. 

Despite having no official distribution, Francis' unique brand of music spread like wildfire via the advent of file sharing networks. This resulted in him attaining a massive cult-like following around the world, creating a demand for his albums and live performances at which point the bigger labels took notice. With his first studio album, Personal Journals (2002,) Francis daringly set aside the more boastful side of rap by catering to his poetic leanings and scathing socio-political commentary.

In 2005 Sage Francis was the first hip-hop artist signed to Epitaph Records and soon became one of the highest selling independent artists of his genre. Rather than abandon his day-to-day grind at SFR, he channeled all of his newfound resources into it, allowing the label to expand in staff as well as roster. Having fulfilled the three-album contract deal with Epitaph, Sage Francis has returned to releasing music independently as he gears up to defeat the odds once more. 

The "SICK TO D(EAT)H" mixtape dropped on in December of 2013, which will be followed up by COPPER GONE (June of 2014.)

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