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
Rebel 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 attached itinerary). For complete details and ticket information, please see www.bobatl.com/tour.
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.”
For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit www.bobatl.com, www.facebook.com/bobatl, www.myspace.com/bobatl, or www.twitter.com/bobatl.
(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)
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