News: Wale Is Ready To Roc, "I'm Going On Tour W/ The Biggest Rapper Of All-Time"
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2009 5:20PM
Rap newcomer Wale has confirmed reports of being chosen by Jay-Z to headline the rap mogul's upcoming North American tour beginning next month.
As a result of the tour, Wale will have to post-pone his debut album, Attention: Deficit.
"It got pushed back because I'm going on tour with the biggest rapper of all-time," he explained in an interview. "I'll let y'all call it, but I'm opening up for him -- the boss. College kids like what we do, so we gonna make sure the college kids is happy." (Rap-Up)
Jay's 21-date tour, in support of The Blueprint 3, will kick-off next month.
A multiple Grammy Award winner and influencer that has resonated with a generation of music fans, is officially announcing his fall tour. With 21 dates confirmed, the tour will make stops at a mix of college campus arenas and traditional venues across the North America starting at Penn State University on October 9th. Tickets go on sale in select markets beginning on September 11th at LiveNation.com. (Reuters)
Hov and Wale will hit a variety of well-known cities including Seattle, Washington and Cincinnati, Ohio.
National highlights include an October 17 show at KeyArena in Seattle, WA, and a November 7 engagement at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA. North of the border, Jay-Z will stop for gigs on October 16 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC, and October 30 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, among other dates. (Ticket News)
Prior to the tour, Wale will treat fans to a free concert later this week in his hometown, Washington, DC.
The Kia Soul Collective is coming to Washington, DC this weekend, September 18 - 20 for three days of Music, Art and Design, plus your chance to test drive the all-new Kia Soul to get a pair of tickets to a very special show with MGMT on Sunday night. Open from 12PM to 8PM each day, with Wale performing at 7:30 PM on Friday (September 18), Dan Deacon and The Creepers on Saturday (September 19) beginning at 6 PM and MGMT on Sunday (September 20) at 8 PM. (Kia Soul Collective)
Wale's debut album is now slated to hit stores Tuesday, November 3rd.
Check out one of Wale's past concert performances below: