B.o.B Is “Shootin’ For Stars” on Major Tour; Global Superstar Announces Debut Headline Tour; North American Itinerary Begins July 31st With MySpace Live Show at Atlanta’s Center Stage; “Airplanes (Feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore)” Hits #1 in the UK and Lands in the Top 3 in the States
NEW YORK, New York –(Marketwire) – JuRebel Rock Entertainment/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B has unveiled details of his upcoming live schedule, to be highlighted by his first-ever North American headline tour. The tour — dubbed “The Shootin’ For Stars Tour” — will kick off its North American leg on August 3rd at Six Flags in St. Louis and then continue through October (see below itinerary).
B.o.B — who is currently blowing away fans on tour in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan — has also slated a few additional performances, including a free MySpace Live show slated for July 31st at Center Stage in the rapper’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, which will also be streaming live on www.myspace.com. August 1st will then see the worldwide sensation joining The Black Eyed Peas and Jason Derulo for a one-night-only triple bill at Ottawa, Ontario’s Scotiabank Place.
Furthermore, B.o.B will also be featured at a number of upcoming summer festivals, including the annual Lollapalooza extravaganza in Chicago’s Grant Park on August 6th. The multi-talented rapper will then join Erykah Badu, The Roots, Common, Janelle Monáe, and Chuck Brown for the 5th Annual Summer Spirit Festival, slated for August 7th at Columbia, Maryland’s world famous Merriweather Post Pavilion. Next, B.o.B will head north for Z103.5’s Summer Rush Toronto, slated for August 8th at Toronto’s Kingswood Music Theater. Then, on August 10th, he will headline 104.5 WSNX’s Rock The Rapids concert at the Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
B.o.B’s acclaimed debut album, “B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY,¿ has proven one of 2010’s most popular and significant releases. The album — which debuted atop the Billboard 200 upon its April arrival — is highlighted by a pair of platinum certified singles in the #1 sensation, “Nothin’ On You (Feat. Bruno Mars)¿ and the top 3 smash, “Airplanes (Feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore).¿ The latter track is currently #3 with-a-bullet on Billboard’s “Hot 100¿ while also coming in at #2 on both the “Pop Songs¿ and “Rap Songs¿ charts, and also holds the #1 spot in the UK. As of this writing, the combined singles sales from both tracks is currently approaching 5 million with no sign of slowing down.
What’s more, B.o.B has recently been nominated for an outstanding six Teen Choice Awards, making him one of the most-nominated artists of the night. Some of the nominations include “Choice Music: Breakout Artist Male,¿ “Choice Music: Album Rap,” “Choice Music: Single¿ for “Nothin’ On You,¿ and will be announced on August 9 on FOX (check local listings.) No stranger to accolades, B.o.B recently received three prestigious nominations at the 2010 BET Awards, including “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist¿ and “Video of the Year.¿ The night also saw B.o.B taking the stage for a show-stopping performance of “Airplanes¿ alongside rap veteran Eminem and Keyshia Cole, which many raved as the best performance of the night.
“B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY¿ sees the resourceful rapper producing the majority of the album by himself, while also playing multiple musical instruments, including piano, trumpet and French horn. In addition, B.o.B is joined by a star-studded line-up of surprising special guests, including Hayley Williams of Paramore, T.I., Eminem, Janelle Monáe, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Playboy Tre, and Lupe Fiasco. Endlessly inventive tracks such as “5th Dimension¿ and “Magic¿ offer a funky and fascinating journey into a gifted new talent’s far-reaching imagination.
“I just want to show people that there are endless possibilities of what you can do,¿ B.o.B says. “You don’t just have to be a rapper, you don’t just have to be a trapper; you can be anything you want to be and whatever you do, just love it and it will show.
(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
|ON TOUR 2010|
|All Dates “The Shootin’ For Stars Tour” Except *|
|21||Melbourne, AU||Billboard Melbourne|
|24||Osaka, JPN||Club Quattro|
|25||Tokyo, JPN||Tokyo Garden Hall|
|31||Atlanta, GA||MySpace Live @ Center Stage *|
|1||Ottawa, ON||Scotiabank Place *|
|3||St. Louis, MO||Six Flags|
|4||Gurnee, IL||Six Flags|
|6||Chicago, IL||Lollapalooza *|
|6||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|7||Columbia, MD||Summer Spirit Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *|
|8||Toronto, ONT||Z103.5 Summer Rush Toronto @ Kingswood Music Theater *|
|10||Comstock Park, MI||104.5 WSNX’s Rock The Rapids @ Fifth Third Ballpark *|
|11||Austintown, OH||Club Gossip|
|13||Springfield, MA||Six Flags|
|14||Bangor, ME||Bangor Waterfront|
|15||Boston, MA||House of Blues|
|17||New York, NY||Irving Plaza|
|18||Jackson, NJ||Six Flags|
|20||Washington, DC||American University|
|21||Charlottesville, VA||John Paul Jones Arena|
|22||Atlanta, GA||Six Flags|
|24||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||Revolution|
|25||Orlando, FL||University of Central Florida|
|26||Jacksonville, FL||University of Northern Florida|
|28||Richmond, VA||Virginia Commonwealth|
|31||State College, PA||Bryce Jordan Center|
|4||Oneonta, NY||SUNY Oneonta|
|16||Blacksburg, VA||Virginia Tech University — Burris Hall Auditorium|
|17||Detroit, MI||Grey Goose Event — Venue TBA|
|18||Utica, NY||Utica College|
|19||Princeton, NJ||Princeton University|
|21||Lawrence, KS||University of Kansas — Liberty Hall|
|22||Columbia, MO||University of Missouri|
|14||Fresno, CA||Big Fresno Fairgrounds|
|21||Lexington, KY||Memorial Coliseum|
|22||Nashville, TN||Vanderbilt University|
|23||Atlanta, GA||Emory University|
|24||Towson, MD||Towson University|
|28||Harrisonburg, VA||James Madison University — Wilson Hall|
|29||Lewisburg, PA||Sojka Pavilion|
|30||Washington, DC||Grey Goose Event — Venue TBA|
Additional Dates To Be Announced