News: Chamillionaire Talks Road Trip W/ Paul Wall, "A Weak Economy Isn't Gonna Keep Me From Touring"
Thursday, Feb 4, 2010 4:10PM
Southern rapper Chamillionaire has opened up about his forthcoming nationwide tour with Paul Wall.
According to Cham, the duo will hit most of the popular southwestern cities.
"The lack of marketing and promo budgets in a weak economy isn't gonna keep me from touring to different cities and releasing music to fans that still demand it," he said. "That's why I decided to start the Major Pain series and tour with Paul. It's what the fans want." Cham plans to kick off a tour with Wall shortly thereafter, starting at Austin, Texas' annual SXSW festival on March 17. The duo are scheduled to hit stages in such cities as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Denver, Albuquerque, and Boise, Ohio among others. (XXL Mag)
The rapper broke the news of reuniting with Wall via Twitter this week.
"It's official @chamillionaire & @paulwallbaby are going on tour together. ITS GOIN ALL THE WAY DOWN," he wrote referring to hitting the road alongside fellow Texan Paul Wall. "Just finished signing the first 1,000 MAJOR PAIN cds. Me and my bright ideas. I'm guessing that 75% of my followers have Susan Boyle & Mariah Carey albums considering how many albums they are selling." (Chamillionaire's Twitter)
Paul also confirmed the road trip through his Twitter page.
"RT @chamillionaire Its official @chamillionaire & @paulwallbaby are going on tour together @MartyJames what it do let's do another one! RT @rappublicist: @chamillionaire& @paulwallbaby still booking tour dates!!!!!!!!!!! March is booked. Holla for April dates!!!!!!!!!!!!!" (Paul Wall's Twitter)
Back in 2007, Paul Wall spoke with SOHH about mending his issues with the rapper.
"I was so proud of that boy [Chamillionaire] that he won the Grammy, I ran up and gave him a big ol' hug, man," he told SOHH. When asked if he'd be willing to work with Chamillionaire, his one-time collaborator, he replied: "I'm down. I just want to get these record labels on board that believe in the project. I'm sure a lot of labels would love to do it because of the potential of the hype, but if we get a record label that believes in it, I'm not opposed to it." (SOHH)
Check out a past Chamillionaire interview down below: