Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals
Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

BILLBOARD SUMMER TOURS

Mac Miller

summer 2011 live preview

Incredibly Dope Tour
Dates: June 18 - September 15
Price: $30 ($130 for Rock the Bells, August 27)
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According to his agent, Peter Schwartz at Paradigm, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller is "on fire," and quite possibly the hottest artist in the club space. The Rostrum Records act, managed by Benjy Grinberg (Wiz Khalifa), is on a blistering pace that rivals the rapid rise of Wiz. Between January and the end of May, Miller will have sold out more than 60 shows in 600- to 1,800-capacity venues. This summer Miller will be recording and playing select shows and events, including a brief tour of Canada. In September, he embarks on his first international tour, playing 500- to 1,200-capacity clubs across Europe (Sept. 1-17). After Europe, Miller returns to the United States on a 60-city tour of clubs, small theaters and colleges, starting in late September and finishing in mid-December at 1,200- to 2,500-capacity venues. "Mac is a hardworking artist with a lot of charisma," Schwartz says, "with showmanship and incredible social networking skills. We've built a successful touring formula-the right ticket price, the right capacity; sell it out and build it up, grow it and go again."

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