With his latest single burning up the charts, reggae-fusion artist Sean Kingston will hit the North American tour circuit this fall for a headlining run. The eight-week itinerary includes nearly 40 concerts, beginning September 15 at Harbour Station in St. John, NB, and ending November 13 at Luther College in Decorah, IA.
Along the way, the rising star will stop for performances on September 18 at The Guvernment in Toronto, ON; October 4 at Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC; October 17 at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas, NV; November 4 at Blender Theatre at Gramercy in New York, NY; and November 8 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL.
Up-and-coming rap duo New Boyz will support throughout the tour. Popular rapper Flo Rida will also be on the bill for three consecutive concerts in California on October 12 at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, October 13 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, and October 14 at Fox Theatre in Salinas.
Tickets for select dates of the tour are already on sale on Ticketmaster. The next round of public onsales starts on August 28.
Kingston will be promoting his sophomore album, “Tomorrow,” scheduled for release on September 22. The record features the Platinum single “Fire Burning,” which has hit a No. 5 peak on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart so far. The effort is a follow-up to Kingston’s 2007 self-titled debut, which hit No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and contained the chart-topping single “Beautiful Girls.”
Unlike many artists on the R&B and hip-hop charts, the Jamaican-American performer makes a conscious effort to keep his songs clean and positive.
“With this album I thought it was important to not use curse words or negative language that might offend people,” Kingston said of his debut album on his official Web site. “I write my own songs, so it’s like if I can write a great track without using those words, then that’s the style for me.”
Before hitting the stage as a headliner this fall, Kingston is scheduled to perform at the Virgin Festival in Toronto, ON, on August 30. The two-day event, headlined by Ben Harper & Relentless7 and Nine Inch Nails, was recently relocated to downtown Toronto from the more rural Oro due to organizers’ concerns about soft ticket sales.
Sean Kingston itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|August 30||Toronto, ON||Virgin Festival|
|September 15||St. John, NB||Harbour Station|
|September 16||Sydney, NS||Centre 200|
|September 18||Toronto, ON||The Guvernment|
|September 19||Montreal, QC||Metropolis|
|September 27||Thunder Bay, ON||Rockhouse|
|September 28||Winnipeg, MB||Blush Nightclub|
|September 29||Saskatoon, SK||TCU Place|
|September 30||Medicine Hat, AB||Cypress Centre|
|October 1||Calgary, AB||MacEwan Hall|
|October 2||Edmonton, AB||Edmonton Event Centre|
|October 3||Kamloops, BC||Interior Savings Centre|
|October 4||Vancouver, BC||Vogue Theatre|
|October 8||Seattle, WA||Showbox at the Market|
|October 9||Portland, OR||Hawthorne Theatre|
|October 10||Medford, OR||Main 1Center for the Arts|
|October 12||San Francisco, CA||Warfield Theatre *|
|October 13||Los Angeles, CA||Club Nokia *|
|October 14||Salinas, CA||Fox Theatre *|
|October 15||Scottsdale, AZ||Venue of Scottsdale|
|October 16||San Diego, CA||Canes Bar & Grill|
|October 17||Las Vegas, NV||Pure Nightclub|
|October 18||Ventura, CA||Majestic Ventura Theatre|
|October 20||Fort Collins, CO||Aggie Theatre|
|October 21||Denver, CO||Ogden Theatre|
|October 24||Austin, TX||Emo’s|
|October 25||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|October 26||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|October 28||Cleveland, OH||House of Blues|
|October 29||Madison, WI||Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum|
|November 1||Natick, MA||Healy Auditoirum|
|November 4||New York, NY||Blender Theatre at Gramercy|
|November 6||Allentown, PA||Crocodile Rock Cafe|
|November 7||Washington, DC||TBA|
|November 8||Chicago, IL||House of Blues|
|November 11||Mount Clemens, MI||Emerald Theatre|
|November 13||Decorah, IA||Luther College|
* with Flo Rida