Up-and-coming rapper Asher Roth is hitting the road with labelmate Kid Cudi for his first official headline venture. The three-week Great Hangover Tour starts July 14 at the House of Blues in Boston, MA, and concludes August 5 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.
The 19-city trek will make stops from coast to coast across the nation, including a July 15 concert at Nokia Theatre in New York, NY, a July 21 show at Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO, a July 30 performance at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, TX, and an August 3 gig at NorVa in Norfolk, VA.
Atlanta-based rapper B.O.B. will be the main support for the entire tour. In addition, 11 dates will feature an opening act from hip-hop trio Pac Div, and Harlem hip-hopper 88-Keys will join the ticket as the opener for the remaining eight concerts.
Roth and Cudi are sharing headline billing on the tour, and both are promoting their debut releases. Of the two, Roth has made the most substantial mainstream impact so far, driven by the success of his novelty single “I Love College” off his April 20 release “Asleep in the Bread Aisle.” Kid Cudi is still awaiting the release of his debut effort “Man on the Moon: The End of Day,” which is due August 25.
While Roth has enjoyed a sort of instant fame for his academia-themed song dedicated to the joys of a good party, the college-educated suburbanite has noted that there is more to his act than the “smoke, drink and be merry” mentality pervasive in his debut.
“My first single has a lot of mass appeal to it,” he said in a recent interview with Billboard. “I did that on purpose. I wanted to build my foundation, but now I want people to really understand who I am.”
Roth will have an opportunity to show his more cerebral side to audiences beyond his own co-headline concerts with Kid Cudi. After completing the late summer trek, Roth will join blink-182‘s long-awaited reunion concert as an opening act for select dates.
Asher Roth & Kid Cudi itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|July 14||Boston, MA||House of Blues|
|July 15||New York, NY||Nokia Theatre Times Square|
|July 16||Mariaville, NY||Indian Lookout Country Club|
|July 17||Cleveland, OH||House of Blues|
|July 18||Royal Oak, MI||Royal Oak Music Theatre|
|July 20||North Kansas City, MO||VooDoo Lounge|
|July 21||Denver, CO||Ogden Theatre|
|July 22||Park City, UT||Harry O’s|
|July 23||Las Vegas, NV||House of Blues|
|July 24||San Francisco, CA||Regency Center Ballroom|
|July 26||West Hollywood, CA||House of Blues|
|July 27||Tempe, AZ||The Marquee|
|July 29||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|July 30||Austin, TX||Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater|
|July 31||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|August 2||Atlanta, GA||The Tabernacle|
|August 3||Norfolk, VA||NorVa|
|August 4||Baltimore, MD||Rams Head Live!|
|August 5||Washington, DC||9:30 Club|