Big Boi Announces Postponed "Shoes For Running" Tour Dates
UPDATE #2: Following his knee injury, Big Boi is a man of his word and gives fans the rescheduled tour dates for autumn.
Big Boi has announced the dates for his upcoming "Shoes For Running" tour featuring opening act Killer Mike.
The U.S. trek kicks off in Athens, Georgia on April 18 at the Georgia Theater. "We starting it off in my own backyard ... that's right up the street," he told Rolling Stone. "They'll show me love before we get out there in the midst of the world."
Additional stops on the venture include Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California. The tour concludes at Boston, Massachusetts' Paradise on June 19.
Big Boi most recently released Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors on December 11th. The album sold 30,000 copies in its first week, placing it at #34 on the charts.
Check the tour dates below (via RollingStone.com).
4/18 Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
4/19 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
4/20 Charlottesville, VA – University of Virginia
4/21 Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
4/23 Providence, RI – Lupo’s
4/24 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
4/25 Williamsburg, VA – College of William & Mary
4/26 University Park, PA – Penn State University
4/27 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
4/30 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
5/1 Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
5/2 San Francisco, CA – San Francisco State University
5/3 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
5/4 Memphis, TN – Beale Street
5/5 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
5/7 Denver, CO – Cervantis
5/8 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater
5/9 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
5/13 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
5/15 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
5/15 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
5/18 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
5/19 Albuquerque, NM – Observatory
5/23 Houston, TX – Bayour Music Hall
5/24 Austin, TX – The Backyard
5/25 Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
5/26 Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Fest
5/30 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
5/31 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
6/1 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
6/2 Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Co.
6/4 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
6/5 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
6/6 Jacksonville, FL – Brewsters Megaplex
6/7 Altanta, GA – Masquerade
6/8 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
6/9 Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Arts Center
6/11 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
6/12 Charlotte, NC – Amos
6/14 Washington D.C. – Howard’s Theatre
6/15 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
6/16 Toronto, Ontario – North By Northeast
6/19 Boston, MA – Paradise
UPDATE: Following a knee injury at this past weekend's tour stop in Chillicothe, Illinois, Big Boi required surgery. A spokesperson for the Outkast emcee/actor noted that he finished surgery, but needed to postpone the tour dates. At present, the late May and June dates are believed to be rescheduling for September.
UPDATE #2: A spokesperson for Big Boi has announced the rescheduled Shoes For Running Tour dates after last month's knee injury:
Fri-Sep-20 ATLANTA, GA - MASQUERADE
Tue-Sep-24 CHATTANOOGA, TN - TRACK 29
Wed-Sep-25 ASHEVILLE, NC - ORANGE PEEL
Thu-Sep-26 WILMINGTON, NC - BROOKLYN ARTS CTR
Sun-Sep-29 BOSTON, MA - PARADISE
Tue-Oct-01 BROOKLYN, NY - BROOKLYN BOWL
Wed-Oct-02 WASHINGTON, DC - HOWARD THEATER
Thu-Oct-03 BUFFALO, NY -TOWN BALLROOM