Lupe Fiasco might have disappointed the entire state of Texas last week, when he canceled his Thursday showcase at South by Southwest, but he’s making up for it in a big way.
The 29-year old rapper has just announced a lengthy spring tour that will more than make up for last week’s bowing out, which was due to vocal problems. The 16-city, 17-date tour is set to kick off at the end of March, with Fiasco’s hometown of Chicago getting first dibs. From there, he’ll head east, making stops in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island before wrapping up May 11th in Lewiston, ME. The month long excursion also includes a two-night stop in New York at the Roseland Ballroom on April 24th and 25th, as well as appearances at the Sweetlife Festival in Columbia, MD and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Miss a city? Find all confirmed tour dates below.
The tour announcement comes on the heels of Lupe’s latest effort, Lasers, which is holding strong atop the Billboard charts after pushing a handsome 204,000 copies its first week.
Lupe Fiasco 2011 Tour Dates
03/26 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
03/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ DUB car show, L.A. Convention Center
03/31 – Durham, NC @ Duke University
04/01 – Ann Arbor, MI @ University of Michigan
04/13 – Albany, NY @ SUNY Albany, Washington Avenue Armory
04/16 – Keene, NH @ Keen State College
04/19 – Oxford, OH @ Miami University
04/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater
04/24 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
04/25 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
04/26 – New Haven, CT @ Yale University
04/28 – Bristol, RI @ Roger Williams University
04/29 – University Park, PA @ Penn State University
05/01 – Columbia, MD @ Sweetlife Festival
05/06 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz Festival
05/07 – Boise, ID @ Boise State University
05/11 – Lewiston, ME @ Bates College at Grey Gym