ScHoolboy Q Announces ‘Groovy Tony Pit Stops’

While ScHoolboy Q’s upcoming album takes listeners into the heart of South Central Los Angeles, his summer U.S. excursion will take the rapper all over the U.S., including Chicago, New York and Houston.

Blank Face LP is set for release July 8 via Top Dawg Entertainment. The “Groovy Tony Pit Stops” tour begins the next evening at San Francisco’s The Regency Ballroom. The outing takes its name from the track “Groovy Tony.”

In a write-up about Blank Face LP, Inverse’s Adrian Marcano declares, “What ScHoolboy Q brings to TDE cannot easily be replicated. Every person in TDE plays a role, and they all play their parts well. Kendrick is the brain, Ab-Soul is the conscious, Jay Rock is the street knowledge, SZA is the soul, Isiah Rashad is the youthfulness, and Lance SkiiiWalker is the rising star. But, ScHoolboy Q is arguably the heart of TDE with gangster-rap songs that can double as party anthems. His work is infectious and awfully rhythmic for songs that speak about robbery, drugs, and murder. But, what ScHoolboy Q is able to do well is make his album completely fit a theme and – delve deep into that theme.”

ScHoolboy Q has been giving fans hints about the LP with the release of a nine-minute video for “By Any Means” (Part 1) and the (NSFW) album trailer below.

Here are the pit stops lined up for July, along with previously announced festival appearances in Ottawa and New York.  

July 7 – Ottawa, Ontario, Lebreton Flats Park (RBC Bluesfest)
July 9 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
July 10 – Los Angeles, Calif., Los Angeles Convention Center (Dub Show Tour)
July 11 – Chicago, Ill., Concord Music Hall
July 12 – New York, N.Y., HighLine Ballroom        
July 14 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club        
July 15 – Atlanta, Ga., Heaven At The Masquerade
July 16 – Dallas, Texas, South Side Music Hall        
July 17 – Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live – Ballroom
July 22 – New York, N.Y., Randall’s Island (Panorama Festival)    

Tickets for the festivals and select dates are available now. General onsales for San Francisco, New York, Atlanta and Houston begin July 1. Visit ScHoolboy Q’s Facebook page for more information.