An Injured Big Boi Postpones May/June Dates

Big Boi won’t be running – or taking the stage – any time soon. The rapper’s “Shoes For Running Tour” has been stopped in its tracks because he injured his left leg during Sunday’s performance in Chillicothe, Ill., at the “Summer Camp Music Festival.”

Earlier today Big Boi revealed that he had undergone knee surgery to fix his torn patella.

His agent with The Agency Group told Pollstar that Big Boi has postponed his remaining May dates as well as all June gigs.

Big Boi poses after undergoing knee surgery.

The “Shoes For Running Tour,” which featured support from Killer Mike, began in April and included dates through June 19, followed by a June 20 gig at Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Fest. Postponed dates include Thursday’s concert in Nashville as well as shows in Orlando; Atlanta; Wilmington, N.C.; Washington, D.C.; and Boston.

During the past few days Big Boi has been updating fans on the status of his injury via posts on his Instagram and Tumblr.

“Injured my leg on stage yesterday, headed to the A for some test,” he wrote Monday. 

Big Boi posted a picture of his leg propped up on Tuesday with the caption, “Shout out to the good folks at Game Ready and my Orthopedic surgeon.” The next line implies that the rapper will be out of commission for six weeks: “6 weeks then we back outchea #shoesforrunning”

Wednesday’s post says, “God Bless Atlanta Sports medicine for a successful Knee Surgery fixed my torn Patella.” He also included the hashtag “backoutcheain6weeks.”

Killer Mike told fans via Twitter that the postponed shows “will be moved to Sept.” The dates haven’t been officially rescheduled, as of the time of this story.  

Big Boi, who got his start as half of OutKast with André 3000, released his most recent solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, in 2012.

Following the postponed May and June dates, Big Boi has festival appearances lined up between July and September at Forecastle Festival, Osheaga Festival, Summer Set Music & Festival and Hopscotch Music Festival.