Big Boi’s Big 2013 Tour

Big Boi has a ton of dates coming up – and this isn’t some lie or rumor. You might have noticed his name popping up on some recent festival announcements. Now the rapper has more than 40 North American dates booked from April through June.

The Outkast member has a new album to promote. Big Boi’s second solo LP, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, was released in December via Purple Ribbon Records and Def Jam Recordings.

The album features guest appearances from acts including Ludacris, Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, Little Dragon, B.o.B., Killer Mike and Kelly Rowland.

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Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.

Killer Mike is coming along with Big Boi as his support act on the “Shoes For Running” tour.

The adventure begins at Athens’ Georgia Theatre April 18. Marking Big Boi’s first full-fledged tour since 2011, the excursion will take him all over the country with gigs in California, Kansas, New York, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, Utah and more.

Festival appearances include Beale Street Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival and NXNE Festival. Big Boi has also secured a spot at July’s Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Ky., which has yet to announce its daily schedule.

Here is the  “Shoes For Running” routing:  
April 18 – Athens, Ga., Georgia Theatre     
April 19 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel     
April 20 – Charlottesville, Va., University Of Virginia     
April 21 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore SoundStage     
April 23 – Providence, R.I., Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel     
April 24 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Brooklyn Bowl
April 25 – Williamsburg, Va., College of William & Mary     
April 26 – State College, Pa., Pennsylvania State University     
April 27 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of The Living Arts     
April 30 – Indianapolis, Ind., The Vogue     
May 1 – Chicago, Ill., Vic Theatre     
May 2 – San Francisco, Calif., San Francisco St. Univ.     
May 3 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave Eagles Club
May 4 – Memphis, Tenn., Tom Lee Park (
“Beale Street Music Festival”)
May 5 – Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre     
May 7 – Denver, Colo., Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom     
May 8 – Fort Collins, Colo., Aggie Theatre     
May 9 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot     
May 13 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater     
May 15 – Santa Cruz, Calif., The Catalyst     
May 16 – San Francisco, Calif., Mezzanine             
May 18 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues     
May 19 – Albuquerque, N.M., Univ. Of New Mexico     
May 23 – Houston, Texas, Bayou Music Center     
May 24 – Austin, Texas, The Backyard     
May 25 – Dallas, Texas, Palladium Ballroom
May 26 – Chillicothe, Ill., Three Sisters Park (
“Summer Camp Music Festival”)
May 30 – Nashville, Tenn., Marathon Music Works     
May 31 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Track 29     
June 1 – Mobile, Ala., Soul Kitchen     
June 2 – Birmingham, Ala., Avondale Brewing Company     
June 4 – Orlando, Fla., The Plaza Live     
June 5 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Revolution     
June 6 – Jacksonville, Fla., Brewster’s Megaplex     
June 7 – Atlanta, Ga., Heaven At The Masquerade     
June 8 – Charleston, S.C., Music Farm     
June 9 – Wilmington, N.C., Brooklyn Arts Center     
June 11 – Raleigh, N.C., Lincoln Theatre     
June 12 – Charlotte, N.C., Amos’ Southend     
June 14 – Washington, D.C., Howard Theatre     
June 15 – Buffalo, N.Y., Town Ballroom
June 16 – Toronto, Ontario, Various Venues (
“NXNE Festival”)    
June 19 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club

Tickets go on sale March 8.

Last weekend Big Boi premiered the video for the tune “Apple Of My Eye” featuring Jake Troth & Epic Meal Time. Check out the explicit vid over on his website