In hopes of increasing awareness among some of their burgeoning talents, Atlantic Records has partnered up with Live Nation Urban to present the first-ever Access Granted: HBCU Tour featuring Ayanis, Bri Steves, K’ron amd RecoHavoc.
Set to launch Oct. 4, the quartet of Atlantic signees will take their talents to Morgan State first, before dipping into various historically black colleges and universities including Bowie State, Savannah State and North Carolina Central, and wrapping things out Nov. 2 at Grambling State.
“[I’m] grateful for opportunities like this,” K’ron tells Billboard. “It’s taught me that consistency pays off even for new artists smack out the gate! I’m really looking forward to rocking the stage with my fellow Atlantic artists and vibing out with the students at these world famous historically black college institutions.”
K’ron’s fellow signee, Ayanis, echoed his sentiments: “When I found out I was going on tour, I couldn’t believe it,” she reveals to Billboard. “I mean, it’s something you always work for, but seeing your dreams unfold in front of you is crazy. This is my first tour, and the fact that it’s performing at HBCUs makes it even more special. I was just in college two semester ago, so I look at this tour as confirmation to my prayers and hopefully inspiration to all the students that I perform for or come across.”
If you would like your school to be included on the tour, you can shoot an email to MichaelCarney@LiveNation.com for further information.
ATLANTIC RECORDS AND LIVE NATION URBAN PRESENT ACCESS GRANTED: HBCU TOUR
10/4 Access Granted: HBCU Tour @ Morgan State (Baltimore, MD)
10/11 Access Granted: HBCU Tour @ Bowie State (Bowie, MD)
10/12 Access Granted: HBCU Tour @ Lincoln University (Lincoln, PA)
10/18 Access Granted: HBCU Tour @ South Carolina State University (Orangeburg, SC)
10/19 Access Granted: HBCU Tour @ Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, NC)
10/20 Access Granted: HBCU Tour @ St. Augustine’s University (Raleigh, NC)
10/23 Access Granted: HBCU Tour @ Savannah State (Savannah, GA)
10/24 Access Granted: HBCU Tour @ Hampton University (Hampton, VA)
10/25 Access Granted: HBCU Tour @ Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA)
10/26 Access Granted: HBCU Tour @ Howard University (Washington, DC)
10/29 Access Granted: HBCU Tour @ North Carolina Central (Durham, NC)
11/2 Access Granted: HBCU Tour @ Grambling State (Grambling, LA)