Gym Class Heroes Roll Out The Quilt
First up is a run through the U.K. and Ireland that kicks off September 13, with stops in Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, Leeds, London, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol and Portsmouth.
The band’s swing through the U.S. and Canada with The Roots launches October 3 at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore, finishing up November 11 at Armory Center in Albany, N.Y.
Other destinations in Gym Class Heroes’ traveling plans include NorVa in Norfolk, Va. (October 4), Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Florida (October 8), The Backyard in Austin (October 12), Grove of Anaheim in California (October 16), Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee (October 23), Roseland Ballroom in New York City (October 28) and Convention Hall in Asbury Park, N.J. (October 31).
Joining the pair for the trek is up-and-coming British R&B singer Estelle.
Tickets for most shows are available at Ticketmaster.com, with the rest going on sale in the coming days.
A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales for the tour will be donated to The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva (N.Y., the band’s hometown) and The Triple Threat Foundation.
Quilt, which was released September 9, was recorded with help from a number of producers, including The-Dream, Cool & Dre (Yung Joc, Young Jeezy, The Game) and Gym Class Heroes’ longtime friend and collaborator, Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy.
The album also includes guest appearances by The-Dream, Busta Rhymes, Estelle and Daryl Hall.
To help build buzz for the disc, the band will make appearances in the coming weeks on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” MTV’s “TRL” and “Mi TRL” on the MTV Tr3s network, as well as on BET’s “Rap City.”