The Gym Class Heroes are getting ready to embark on the first tour supporting their forthcoming album The Quilt, with some heavy duty Hip-Hop support.
The Gym Class Heroes, known for collaborating and touring with rock groups like Fall Out Boy, have teamed with The Roots to co-headline a North American Tour this fall.
The tour will kick off in Baltimore, Maryland on October 3 and will complete a cross-continental run, before returning to the East Coast for the last show in Albany, New York on November 1.
The two groups, both known for innovative live performances, will be joined by British R&B sensation Estelle.
The Roots, who have been touring continuously since the April release of their eighth studio album Rising Down, will be present for all but one of the tour’s 20 stops, missing the Houston, Texas show on October 10.
The new tour will also serve as a fundraising effort for youth organizations in The Roots’ and Gym Class Heroes’ respective hometowns.
One dollar from the sale of each ticket will be donated to The Boys and Girls Club of Geneva, New York and the Triple Threat Foundation, a Philadelphia based organization that provides resources for inner city kids through academic support, life coaching and mentor services and a structured basketball program.
Tickets go on sale to the general public starting tomorrow (August 15).
The decidedly urban vibe of the tour is reflective of the direction of The Quilt, which features production from Cool & Dre and The Dream, who contributed the album’s first single “Cookie Jar.”
The second single “Peace Sign/Index Down” features an appearance by Busta Rhymes.