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Common, Nas, The Roots lead Rock the Bells bill

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Common, Nas, The Roots, Damian Marley, and Big Boi are among the acts performing at this summer’s Rock the Bells hip-hop festival, which will hit 10 North American cities between June 27 and Aug. 9. The bill also includes Reflection Eternal (featuring Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek), The RZA, Raekwon, Sage Francis, M.O.P., Eyedea, Slum Village, Chali 2Na (of Jurrasic 5), and several other artists, with “surprise performances” being teased as on tap as well. KRS-One, Supernatural, Murs, and Pete Rock will host the event, which will make stops in Chicago, Toronto, Washington, D.C.,Boston, New York, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, andVancouver. Dates and venues have not yet been announced.