Tech N9ne Announces ‘The Calm Before The Storm’ Tour

 A storm’s brewing in Tech N9ne world. The September-October forecast has the rapper touring throughout the Midwest and West Coast, along with stops in Albuquerque, Louisville and Dallas.   

“The Calm Before The Storm” tour goes along with his upcoming LP, The Storm, which is due out Sept. 9 via Strange Music.

The U.S. trek kicks off the night before at the Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa. Dates are booked through Oct. 31 in Columbia, Mo. Of course Tech N9ne has lined up a performance in his hometown of Kansas City.

During a Q&A with Pollstar a few years ago Tech N9ne explained what keeps him coming back to the stage.

“To look out and see that everybody in the crowd is smiling at me, relaxes me,” he said. “It’s like, nobody’s frowning. I feel like a comedian, but I’m not. Everybody’s smiling because the music is so wonderful. This is my habitat. I feel like I belong out here. The charge that I get when I’m on stage is like no drug I’ve ever had. I’ve been clean for over eight years but when I was on drugs it was nothing like the charge that I get when the crowd is totally into it. And I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of that.”

Tech N9ne will be joined on the road by special guests Krizz Kaliko, JL and Starrz. Check out the routing below:

Sept. 8 – West Des Moines, Iowa, Val Air Ballroom            
Sept. 9 – Urbana, Ill., Canopy Club  
Sept. 10 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave Eagles Club
Sept. 11 – Duluth, Minn., Clyde Iron
Sept. 14 – Fargo, N.D., Fargo Civic Auditorium
Sept. 15 – Mankato, Minn., Verizon Wireless Center           
Sept. 16 – Saint Paul, Minn., Myth   
Sept. 17 – Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues
Sept. 18 – Lafayette, Ind., Lafayette Theater           
Sept. 19 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
Sept. 20 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom
Sept. 22 – Albuquerque, N.M., The Historic El Rey Theater
Sept. 23 – Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre        
Sept. 24 – Murrieta, Calif., Epic Rollertainment       
Sept. 25 – Ventura, Calif., Majestic Ventura Theater
Sept. 26 – San Luis Obispo, Calif., Fremont Theatre            
Sept. 27 – Sacramento, Calif., Ace Of Spades
Sept. 28 – Santa Cruz, Calif., The Catalyst   
Sept. 29 – Chico, Calif., Senator Theatre      
Sept. 30 – Grants Pass, Ore., Grants Pass Community Center          
Oct. 2 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox          
Oct. 3 – Spokane, Wash., Knitting Factory Concert House  
Oct. 4 – Boise, Idaho, Knitting Factory Concert House       
Oct. 5 – Magna, Utah, The Great Saltair       
Oct. 6 – Grand Junction, Colo., The Mesa Theater
Oct. 7 – Flagstaff, Ariz., The Orpheum Theater
Oct. 9 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Oct. 11 – Omaha, Neb., Slowdown 
Oct. 14 – Green Bay, Wis., Sandlot Entertainment Complex
Oct. 15 – Fort Wayne, Ind., Piere’s Entertainment Center   
Oct. 16 – Kalamazoo, Mich., The Kalamazoo State Theatre
Oct. 17 – Saginaw, Mich., Red Room At Dow Event Center          
Oct. 18 – Toledo, Ohio, Headliners   
Oct. 19 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
Oct. 20 – Bloomington, Ill., The Castle Theatre        
Oct. 21 – Louisville, Ky., Expo Five
Oct. 22 – Memphis, Tenn., New Daisy Theatre
Oct. 25 – Baton Rouge, La., Varsity Theatre            
Oct. 26 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Live!  
Oct. 27 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Diamond Ballroom
Oct. 30 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
Oct. 31 – Columbia, Mo., The Blue Note

Tickets for most dates are on sale now. VIP packages are available. Visit Tech N9ne’s Facebook page and for more information.