Anderson .Paak Announces Biggest Tour Yet & New Album

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Anderson .Paak has unveiled the routing for a May-June excursion that’s being called his biggest tour to date, including stops at Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks. The Best Teef In The Game Tour features support from Thundercat, along with appearances by Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, Mac DeMarco and Jessie Reyez on select dates. 

In addition to the tour, the Grammy-winning artist also broke the news that he has a new album, Ventura, due out April 12 via Aftermath Entertainment. The announcement comes just three months after he released his third studio album, Oxnard, which includes the single “Tints” featuring Kendrick Lamar. The non-album single “Bubblin’” just earned Anderson a Grammy for Best Rap Performance in a tie with “King’s Dead” by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake.  
“Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine,” Paak said in a statement. “One town over I went further and found my depth. The duality of each place inspired me greatly and from that I made two albums at the exact same time but held one back because that would have been too many songs to perform live for you all! I like ending things on an even number so welcome to ‘Ventura.’
The singer/songwriter/rapper/producer – who mixes up his own blend of hip-hop, R&B, funk and soul – just wrapped up the North American portion of the “Andy’s Beach Club World Tour.” He heads to Europe in March, starting with a March 4 gig at the Spectrum in Norway, Oslo. Recent reports submitted to Pollstar’s Boxoffice for Paak include a Feb. 20 sold out show at the Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., that grossed $181,235. 
Tickets for the The Best Teef In The Game Tour tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Each ticket will include a CD or digital copy of Ventura.
Fans can register now for the Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan presale that starts March 4 at 10 a.m. local time. An American Express card member presale starts March 5 at 10 a.m. local time. A limited number of LaneOne Premium VIP Packages will be available.
Here’s the routing for the Best Teef In The Game Tour:
5/17 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater %
5/20 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica %
5/21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia %
5/23 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena %
5/26 – Westbrook, ME (Portland) – Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row %
5/28 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion %
5/30 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden %
6/1 – Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach *
6/2 – Detroit, MI (Rochester Hills) – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre ^
6/4 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *
6/6 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater *
6/7 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park *
6/8 – New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square *
6/11 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center #
6/12 – Dallas, TX (Irving) – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory #
6/14 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre %
6/16 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort %
6/19 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum %
6/20 – Seattle WA – WaMu Theater  %
6/22 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheatre  %
6/27 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium  %
Thundercat is on all dates
Earl Sweatshirt = %
Noname = *
Mac DeMarco = #
Jessie Reyez = ^