OutKast’s Big Boi has announced plans to hit the road this week and begin his “Son of Chico Dustry” nationwide tour.
Details on the cross-country trip were released late Wednesday (August 25) night.
The ATLien is promoting his new opus in a number of ways. Now, Big Boi can reach the masses on a more personal level as he embarks on a U.S. tour, appropriately titled “Son of Chico Dusty.” Commencing in Atlanta at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 26, the rapper will be greeting fans with several tracks from his debut, including his singles “Shutterbugg” and “Follow Us,” which features the Purple Ribbon recording group Vonnegutt. Big Boi will also perform classics from the OutKast catalog. (Rap-Up)
Exact dates and locations for the tour have also hit the Internet.
8/26 – Atlanta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 9/2 – Iowa City, IA – University of Iowa 9/4 – Atlanta, GA – Heineken Red Star Soul 9/5 – Atlantic City, NJ – Casbah 9/6 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Bowl 9/17 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theater 9/18 – Providence, RI – Brown University 9/22 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Community Center 9/24 – Las Vegas, NV – The Palms Casino 9/25 – Fontana, CA – Epicenter 9/28 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle 10/1 – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University 10/8 – Columbia, SC – University of South Carolina 10/15 – San Diego, CA – UC of San Diego 10/23 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo 10/28 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Visitors Center 10/29 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Civic Center (Moogfest) 10/30 – Houston, TX – Tom Bass Park Amphitheater 11/12 – Chattanooga, TN – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 11/18 – Sydney, Australia – Fox Studios (Hip Hop Wired)
Boi’s solo debut, Sir Lucious Left Foot, opened on the charts last month.
OutKast’s Big Boi’s much-anticipated Sir Lucious Left Foot finally hit stores this month and debuted at No. 3. The Southern rapper’s long-awaited solo debut has sold 62,400 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
He recently compared working on a solo album to an OutKast project alongside group member Andre 3000.
“The difference [with making this album] was the writing load,” Big Boi reveals. “When it’s me and Dre, I’d write maybe two verses and somebody would take care of the hook, and we would do the beat together. But when it’s just me, I write the verse and the hook, so the writing load was heavier. Dre and I have been working together and separately since the Aquemini album. We had our own separate home studios, so we would do records, put all our ideas down and then we would meet up at the studio with a gang of music, songs [and] lyrics and stitch them together. Now, all of the ideas are coming from me and various artists that I work with on the album. It’s not really a big difference because [Dre and I] are used to not working hip-to-hip all of the time.” (Rolling Out)
Check out a recent Big Boi interview down below: