(ALLHIPHOP NEWS) The Mid-Atlantic, Dirty South, and West Coast will be properly represented at the first ever Outbreak College Tour presented by Monster Energy Drink and Idol Roc Entertainment.
Monster and Idol are partnering with Campus DJ and Live Nation to bring MMG’s Wale, OutKast’s Big Boi, and TDE’s Ab-Soul to the stage during a 8-city trek than began on March 30th at Emory University in Atlanta and has now been expanded to include colleges and universities in Oregon, California, and Texas.
Each date will feature a different headliner, and Hip-Hop will not be the only genre showcased during the tour. EDM, rock, and R&B performers will play shows as well.
Other acts scheduled to participate include 3LAU, Wallpaper, Youngblood Hawke, Seven Lions, CLMD, and Jhene Aiko. The respective winners of the Campus DJ competition will perform at each stop as well.
“Monster Energy has had a long-standing relationship with music artists spanning various genres and has a footprint on many major colleges across the country which is what makes Outbreak College such an exciting tour to bring to life,” said tour producer Steve Glazer of Idol Rock Entertainment in a statement. “We conjured up a great lineup priced right for students. Our launch show at Emory University with CLMD was a huge success and we look forward to continued success as the tour rolls west.”
This will be the second tour sponsored by Monster Energy hitting the road this spring. Preciously, it was announced members of XXL Magazine’s Freshman Class will tour as part of Outbreak Tour: Freshman Live 2013.
There was a tenth date planned for the college tour, but it was cancelled in honor of the passing of Wallpaper’s manager Steve Brodsky who died from leukemia last month at the age of 34.
The producers of the tour decided to contribute the budget alloted for that show date to a college fund for Brodsky’s children.
Check out the dates for the Monster Energy Outbreak College Tour and a video teaser for the tour below.
4/30 – Tempe, AZ- Arizona State University
5/2 – San Francisco, CA – San Francisco State University
5/2 – Long Beach, CA – California State Long Beach
5/4 – Austin, TX – University of Texas
5/9 – San Jose, CA – San Jose State University
5/11 – Eugene, OR – University of Oregon
5/25 – Hayward, CA – California State East Bay
6/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Campus DJ National Finale @ Avalon