The tour, put on by Crocs, Inc. and 360 Productions, kicks off August 29 in Reno, Nevada. Dates on the books include Georgia Southern University in Statesboro (September 4), SUNY Oneonta in Oneonta, N.Y. (September 7), Kent State University in Kent, Ohio (September 11), Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. (September 19), Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. (September 21) and University of Arizona in Tucson (September 26).

The remaining dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Rapper Yung Joc will not be performing at the Reno or Tucson shows but replacement artists will be announced soon.

In addition to Yung Joc and Cartel, newcomer MC Lars will also be joining the fun on stage.

The tour will also feature an interactive music experience, the Xbox 360 Live stage for the ultimate gaming experience, Crocs tattoo studio and more.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the success of The Next Step Tour,” Bill Cottam of 360 Productions said. “The quality of the tour continues to exceed expectations on all levels and the reaction from the students, sponsors and school have been phenomenal. The fact that we are going into our third semester and continuing to build with our partners is fantastic. The future looks very bright and we see this tour going for many years down the road.”

CrocsT Next Step Campus Tour is supporting SolesUnitedSM, which helps provide people in need with new quality footwear through donated shoes.

Students can turn in their worn out CrocsTshoes at donation stations set up at each concert stop.

SolesUnitedSM will then sort and clean the shoes, ground them into new material and manufacture them into new shoes. The shoes will then be given to those in need with the support of SolesUnitedSM shipping and charity partners.