Big Boi Announces 'Shoes For Running' U.S. Tour

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Killer Mike will open the 45-city tour.

Big Boi will be heading out on his first U.S. tour in two years this April, Rolling Stone reported.

The tour, named “Shoes for Running” after a track on the Atlanta MC's Dec. 2012 album, “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors,” will hit 45 cities across the country, opening April 18 in his home state of Georgia and wrapping up in Boston on June 19. Though it's been a while since he's hit the road extensively, the MC has found other ways to keep his performance chops up.

"You gotta stay on your craft. Sharpen up," he told Rolling Stone. "We've been doing one-offs, a couple shows a month just to keep the dust off ya ass."

Dungeon Family member and fellow Atlanta MC Killer Mike will be opening for Big Boi, as well as appearing on stage with him during his set. The OutKast veteran also hinted at the appearance of other guest performers that joined him on “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors,” such as Wavves’ Nathan Williams, T.I., and Kid Cudi, “depending on who’s in the vicinity.”

After nearly two decades in the business, Big Boi is no stranger to the stage, but he is certainly excited for his return to it this spring.

"To play your music in front of the fans that love it, it's like the best feeling in the world," he said. "Just jamming out with all walks of life."

Check out the “Shoes for Running” tour dates below:

April 18: Athens, GA (Georgia Theater)
April 19: Asheville, NC (Orange Peel)
April 20: Charlottesville, VA (University of Virginia)
April 21: Baltimore, MD (Sound Stage)
April 23: Providence, RI (Lupo’s)
April 24: Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Bowl)
April 25: Williamsburg, VA (College of William & Mary)
April 26: University Park, PA (Penn State University)
April 27: Philadelphia, PA (TLA)
April 30: Indianapolis, IN (The Vogue)
May 1: Chicago, IL (Vic Theater)
May 2: San Francisco, CA (San Francisco State University)
May 3: Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
May 4: Memphis, TN (Beale Street)
May 5: Lawrence, KS (Granada Theater)
May 7: Denver, CO (Cervantis)
May 8: Fort Collins, CO (Aggie Theater)
May 9: Salt Lake City, UT (The Depot)
May 13: Portland, OR (Roseland Theater)
May 15: Santa Cruz, CA (The Catalyst)
May 15: San Francisco, CA (Mezzanine)
May 18: Los Angeles, CA (House of Blues)
May 19: Albuquerque, NM (Observatory)
May 23: Houston, TX (Bayour Music Hall)
May 24: Austin, TX (The Backyard)
May 25: Dallas, TX (Palladium Ballroom)
May 26: Chillicothe, IL (Summer Camp Fest)
May 30: Nashville, TN (Marathon Music Works)
May 31: Chattanooga, TN (Track 29)
June 1: Mobile, AL (Soul Kitchen)
June 2: Birmingham, AL (Avondale Brewing Co.)
June 4: Orlando, FL (The Plaza Live)
June 5: Fort Lauderdale, FL (Revolution)
June 6: Jacksonville, FL (Brewsters Megaplex)
June 7: Altanta, GA (Masquerade)
June 8: Charleston, SC (Music Farm)
June 9: Wilmington, NC (Brooklyn Arts Center)
June 11: Raleigh, NC (Lincoln Theater)
June 12: Charlotte, NC (Amos)
June 14: Washington D.C. (Howard’s Theatre)
June 15: Buffalo, NY (Town Ballroom)
June 16: Toronto, Ontario (North By Northeast)
June 19: Boston, MA (Paradise)


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