It's unlikely anyone forgot who T-Pain is. But just in case they did, he's about to remind them with the I Am T-Pain Tour, beginning March 6 in Sacramento. Billboard is excited to exclusively announce the upcoming concerts.
The 34-date North American tour will allow the two-time Grammy winner to road test his latest hit single, the B.o.B. collaboration "Up Down (Do This All Day)," which currently sits at No. 18 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The track comes from T-Pain's fothcoming fifth solo album, "Stoicville: The Phoenix," due later this year.
Opening the shows are a pair of artists signed to T-Pain's Nappy Boy Entertainment: rapper Young Cash and singer Vantrease.
Tickets are available at T-Pain's awesomely-titled official website, Illuminappy. The tour is being produced by Isis Management.
Below is a complete list of upcoming dates from T-Pain. Dates marked with an asterisk are independent of the I Am T-Pain Tour.
March 6: Sacramento, CA (Ace of Spades)
March 7: Reno, NV (The Knitting Factory)
March 8: Olympia, WA (The Royal Lounge)
March 9: Boise, ID (The Knitting Factory)
March 10: Bellingham, WA (Wild Buffalo’s House of Music)
March 11: Bellingham, WA (Wild Buffalo’s House of Music)
March 12: Seattle, WA (Nuemos)
March 13: Eugene, OR (Studio 44)
March 14: Richland, VA (Joker’s Night Club)
March 15: Yakima, WA (The Season Hall)
March 16: Spokane, WA (The Knitting Factory)
March 20: Calgary, Alberta (Marquee Beer Hall)
March 21: Vancouver, British Columbia (TBD)
March 22: Edmonton, Alberta (Encore)
March 23: Canada (TBD)
March 24: Canada (TBD)
March 25: Canada (TBD)
March 27: Danville, IL (Club Deuce)
March 28: Chicago, IL (UIC Forum)
March 29: Peoria, IL (Civic Center)
March 30: Emporia, KS (The Granada)
April 3: Phoenix, AZ (Celebrity Theater)
April 4: Las Vegas, NV (Club Haze, DJ set only) *
April 5: Merced, CA (TBD)
April 10: Albuquerque, NM (The Main Event)
April 11: Oxford, GA (Oxford College of Emory) *
April 15: Casper, WY (The Casper Event Center)
April 17: Magna, UT (The Great Saltair)
April 19: Great Falls, MT (Mansfield Center Ballroom)
April 22: Missoula, MT (Wilma Theater)
April 23: Billings, MT (Babcock Theater)
April 25: Des Moines, IA (Val Air Ballroom)
May 3: Riverside, CA (University of California) *
May 10: San Angelo, TX (The Venue)