Hip-Hop star Fabolous and rock band OneRepublic have signed on to help promote the Crocs brand, an emerging designer and manufacturer of footwear for men, women and children.
As part of the deal, the two chart-topping acts will embark on the Crocs Next Step Campus Tour, which kicks off April 10 at Florida International University in Miami.
"I knew we were on to something big but all of our expectations have been blown out of the water," said Mike Kociela of 360 Productions, the company producing the outing. "The tour booked in record time and we have two of the hottest acts in the nation, OneRepublic and Fabolous, along for the ride."
The tour will also feature the first ever "Virtual Battle of the Bands" competition, in which each university on the tour submits their three favorite local bands to compete for a the grand prize of opening the final show, as well as press in Spin Magazine.
"We couldnt be more pleased with how the tour as a brand is shaping up," Kociela continued. "Excitement is at an all time high leading into our second edition of the tour and weve already started working on plans for the fall."
Below are the tour dates for the Crocs Next Step Campus Tour:
04/10 Miami, FL Florida International University 04/12 Richmond, KY Eastern Kentucky University 04/14 PRIVATE SHOW 04/16 Mobile, AL University of S. Alabama 04/17 Mississippi State, MS Mississippi State University 04/19 Tampa, FL University of South Florida 04/20 Winter Park, FL Rollins College 04/22 Madison, NJ Fairleigh Dickinson University 04/25 Mount Pleasant, MI Central Michigan University 04/26 Cincinnati, OH University of Cincinnati 04/27 Salisbury, MD Salisbury University 04/29 Erie, PA Gannon University 05/01 New Britain, CT Central Connecticut University 05/02 PRIVATE SHOW 05/03 Albany, NY SUNY Albany