N*E*R*D, the recording act incarnation of production team the Neptunes, has announced details of its first-ever tour, set to kick off May 30 in Norfolk, Va., just outside the group's Virginia Beach ho
N*E*R*D, the recording act incarnation of production team the Neptunes, has announced details of its first-ever tour, set to kick off May 30 in Norfolk, Va., just outside the group's Virginia Beach homebase. The core group of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay will be backed by the Minneapolis-based rock band Spymob, which is signed to the Neptunes' Star Trak imprint via Arista.
N*E*R*D will be supporting its Virgin debut, "In Search Of...," which is No. 43 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 90 on The Billboard 200 in its fifth week.
Williams and Hugo are best known for the production work with such artists as 'N Sync, Britney Spears, and Ol' Dirty Bastard. The pair recently told Billboard they will be working with Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles and 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake on their respective solo projects.
Here are N*E*R*D's tour dates:
May 30: Norfolk, Va. (NorVa)
May 31: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
June 1: Philadelphia (Trocadero)
June 3: Boston (Paradise)
June 4: New York (Irving Plaza)
June 6: Detroit (St. Andrews Hall)
June 7: Chicago (Metro)
June 8: Minneapolis (Quest)
June 11: Portland, Ore. (Plan B)
June 12: Seattle (Showbox)
June 14: San Francisco (Fillmore)
June 15: West Hollywood, Calif. (House of Blues)