Public Enemy Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of 'Fear of A Black Planet'

Public Enemy will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their classic album Fear of a Black Planet on Thursday (April 1) at the University of Iowa.

The event is part of the University of Iowa’s ongoing exhibit “Two Turntables and a Microphone: Hip-Hop Contexts featuring Harry Allen‘s ‘Part of the Permanent Record: Photos from the Previous Century.”

The exhibit is a collection 26 large photographs being displayed by journalist and Public Enemy affiliate, the “Media Assassin,” Harry Allen.

On Thursday, Public Enemy Harry Allen and Bomb Squad members Hank and Keith Shocklee will attend classes at the university, conduct interviews with student radio.

Also, the group will 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 May, Public Enemy will launch their 71st tour on outings throughout  North America, Europe, Africa Canada and Australia.


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
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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
THUR 30 DEC — FALLS FESTIVAL,VICTORIA
FRI 31 DEC — FALLS FESTIVAL,TASMANIA
SAT 1 JAN — FIELD DAY,SYDNEY
WED 5 JAN — SUNSET SOUNDS,BRISBANE