2K Sports Bounce Tour With Q-Tip & Cool Kids Launches

Q-Tip has teamed with EPMD’s famed former DJ and turntablist DJ Scratch, to spearhead the 20-city 2K Sports Bounce Tour.

The 4th annual event will also feature Chicago Hip-Hop group The Cool Kids, who along with Q-Tip, will introduce and perform their new material on the tour.

On the tour, which is sponsored by gaming company 2K Sports, fans play the latest games by 2K Sports, check out the performances and receive exclusive gear and giveaways.

2K Sports was so impressed by Q-Tip’s performance on last year’s outing with A Tribe Called Quest, that they brought him back for this year’s endeavor.

"Q-Tip killed it last year on the 2K8 Bounce Tour and we're honored to have him back on tour with us. He's a legend in the game, and one of the most influential artists in hip-hop culture," said Tim Rosa, director of brand and lifestyle marketing at 2K Sports. "We're also excited to have The Cool Kids performing new material on the tour. Their music is unique and positive, their vibe is independent and authentic, and they roll with their own signature style, all of which reflect the same attributes we strive for with our games."

The tour kicks off November 5 in Chicago at the House of Blues and runs until December 3, when the tour winds down December 3 in Philadelphia, at the Trocodero nightclub.

Q-Tip’s latest album The Renaissance is in stores November 4.

Full dates are listed below: Wednesday, Nov. 5 Chicago, IL House of Blues Friday, Nov. 7 Aspen, CO Belly Up Saturday, Nov. 8 Denver, CO Cervantes Ballroom Monday, Nov.10 Portland, OR Roseland Tuesday, Nov. 11 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo Thursday, Nov. 13 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine Saturday, Nov. 15 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues Sunday, Nov. 16 Las Vegas, CA House of Blues Monday, Nov. 17 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Wednesday, Nov. 19 Dallas, TX House of Blues Thursday, Nov. 20 Austin, TX Stubb's Friday, Nov. 21 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Saturday, Nov. 22 New Orleans, LA House of Blues Monday, Nov. 24 Atlanta, GA Centerstage Wednesday, Nov. 26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Friday, Nov. 28 Orlando, FL House of Blues Saturday, Nov. 29 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend Sunday, Nov. 30 Washington D.C. 930 Club Tuesday, Dec. 2 New York, NY Nokia Wednesday, Dec. 3 Philadelphia, PA Trocodero