M.I.A. protégé Rye Rye will go on tour for A-Trak's "Hamburger" tour, taking off in Shangai, China, on May 28 and capping off at Hard Festival in Los Angeles August 8.
"I was out one day and [DJ] Blaqstarr called me saying I should come to the studio because somebody wanted to meet me," Rye Rye, born Ryeisha Berrain, told Billboard.biz earlier this year about teaming up with M.I.A. "It was M.I.A. and Diplo, and [M.I.A.] was like, 'I've been looking for you!' I was looking at her like, 'Who is this lady?' "
Rye Rye, who is signed to M.I.A.'s N.E.E.T. label through Interscope, has already completed an international tour while working on her debut album, which is due this year. Tracks like the club song "Bang"; "Older Man," about being in love with someone twice your age; "Quit Swinging" and "Shake It To Ground" (the track that initially caught M.I.A.'s attention) will all appear on the set.
Hrere are the dates for A-Trak's "Hamburger" tour.
May 28: Shanghai, China (Absolute House)
May 30: Barcelona, Spain (Primavera Festival)
June 2: Sao Paulo, Brazil (PW Eventos)
June 4: Buenos Aires (Excursionistas Football Club)
June 17: New York (M2 Ultra Lounge)
June 18. Boston (House of Blues)
June 19: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
July 2: Charlotte, N.C. (The Forum)
July 3: Atlanta (Opera)
July 4: Orlando, Fla. (House of Blues)
July 5: Tampa, Fla. (Czar)
July 8: Miami (Liv)
July 10: Austin, TX (Austin Music Hall)
July 11: Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
July 13: Phoenix. AZ (Club Red)
July 14: San Diego (Voyeur)
July 16: San Francisco (The Independent)
July 17: Portland, Ore. (Rotture)
July 18: Seattle (Chop Suey)
July 22: Vancouver (Richard's on Richards)
July 23: Calgary, Alberta (Hi Fi)
July 24: Edmonton, Alberta (Star Lite Room)
July 25: Toronto (Time Festival)
July 30: Ottawa, Ontario (Ritual Nightclub)
July 31: New York (Webster Hall)
August 1: Montreal, Quebec (SAT)
August 7: Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza)
August 8: Los Angeles, CA (Hard Festival)