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Like clockwork, rapper Tech N9ne returns to the Knitting Factory

Tech N9ne returns to the Knitting Factory in support of his latest album “Planet.” (Strange Music/Denny Ilic)
Tech N9ne returns to the Knitting Factory in support of his latest album “Planet.” (Strange Music/Denny Ilic)

Once in the spring, once in the fall; rapper Tech N9ne’s tour stops in Spokane are as reliable as Daylight Saving Time.

After performing at the Knitting Factory in April in support of his 20th album, “Planet,” which was released in March, the rapper will return to the Knitting Factory on Oct. 18 on the “Independent Grind” tour.

“Planet” came in response to Tech N9ne’s wish to create a better world than the one we’re living in.

“I wanted to create my own planet because this one seems to be having so many problems with hatred and murders,” he said in a statement. “I just wanted to leave this planet by creating my own, with love and hella lyrics.”

A prolific writer, Tech N9ne recently announced his next album, “N9na,” will be released sometime next year.

“I did ‘Planet’ and went to my own planet on the last record,” he told the website HipHopDX late last month. “This time around I’m letting everybody know the creator even more, ‘N9na.’ ”

His fans clearly don’t get sick of his frequent visits, often lining up around the block hours before doors open to get the best spot.

Tech N9ne hasn’t announced any 2019 tour dates in support of “N9na” just yet, but chances are high he’ll be back in Spokane in the spring.

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