Machine Gun Kelly Loads Up With Dates

Not only is Machine Gun Kelly touring this summer but the rapper has partnered with Grammy U to find the most talented violinists to join him on the adventure.

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The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.

With dates surrounding the release of his sophomore album, Kelly is inviting the best fiddlers in each town to submit YouTube videos depicting them performing MGK’s single, “A Little More.”  Winners in each city will join Kelly on stage when he performs the song live.

The contest started today and violinists have until June 21 to submit their best vids.  Click here for more info, including the contest’s rules and regs.

While we’re talking about links, you should really check out Grammy U, the Record Academy’s community of college students who are pursuing careers in the music industry.  Grammy U provides programs and events, including “SoundChecks,” “MasterClass,” “Off The Record” and “Breaking Into The Business.” to further those dreams.  Visit Grammy U on  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information.

Here’s the tour:

July 1 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues
July 2 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues
July 3 – Riverside, Calif., Riverside Municipal Auditorium
July 5 – San Francisco, Calif., DNA Lounge
July 8 – Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre
July 9 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Livewire
July 10 – Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
July 11 – Reno, Nev., Knitting Factory Concert House
July 12 – Sacramento, Calif., Ace Of Spades
July 17 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave
July 18 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
July 19 – Chicago, Ill., Concord Music Hall
July 23 – Indianapolis, Ind., Old National Centre
July 24 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s
July 26 – Detroit, Mich., The Fillmore Detroit
July 28 – Louisville, Ky., The Louisville Palace Theatre
July 29 – Knoxville, Tenn., TBA
July 30 – Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage Theater
Aug. 2 – Atlantic City, N.J., Atlantic City Boardwalk (Bloom)
Aug. 5 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte
Aug. 6 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
Aug. 7 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage
Aug. 13 – New York, N.Y., Best Buy Theater
Aug. 14 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of Living Arts
Aug. 15 – Worcester, Mass., The Palladium
Aug. 16 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
Aug. 25 – Tampa, Fla., The Ritz Ybor
Aug. 26 – Orlando, Fla., Venue 578
Aug. 27 – Miami, Fla., Grand Central

Dates are already on sale.  Click here for more details.