West Coast Hip-Hop legend Ice Cube is gearing up to bring his hardcore rap style to fans with an upcoming international and US tour.
The overseas outing, which kicks off July 11 in Leipzig, Germany, will land in 11 cities, before coming stateside August 21 for the beginning of the US leg of the tour, which kicks off in Seattle.
The tour, which is meant to support the rappers upcoming album Raw Footage, ends September 21 in New York City.
The video for the albums first single "Do Ya Thang," debuted yesterday (July 7), on www.icecube.com.
Although it is the official lead single from Raw Footage, "Do Ya Thang," follows "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It," a buzz track released earlier this year.
Raw Footage is Ice Cubes seventh solo album and is the follow up to his critically-acclaimed 2006 release Laugh Now, Cry Later.
Among the artists featured on Raw Footage are Musiq Soulchild, Young Jeezy, The Game and WC. Producers include Maestro, Emile, DJ Crazy Toones, Teak "Da Beatsmith" Underdue and Dee Underdue.
Ice Cube's Raw Footage is slated to be released in stores and online on Aug. 19. The following is a listing of tour dates for Ice Cubes international and US tour:
July 2008 11 Leipzig, Germany Splash Festival 12 Frauenfeld, Switzerland Openair Frauenfeld14 London, UK Electric Ballroom 15 Tilburg, Netherlands 013 16 Amsterdam, Holland Melkweg 18 Dour, Belgium Dour Music Festival 19 Stuttgart, Germany MTV Hip-Hop Open 21 Stockholm, Sweden Kagelbanan 23 Helsinki, Finland Helsinki Icehall 25 Copenhagen, Denmark KB Hallen 26 Oslo, Norway Rockefeller Music Hall August 2008 21 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market 22 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater 24 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore 27 - Bakersfield, CA - The Fox 29 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove 30 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
September 2008 1 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues 2 - San Diego, CA - 4th and B3 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre 5 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre 6 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen 7 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre 9 - North Kansas City, MO - Harrah's North Kansas City/Voodoo Lounge 10 - St. Paul, MN - Myth 12 - Fort Wayne, IN - Piere's 13 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues 14 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues 16 - Mt. Clemens, MI - Emerald Theatre 17 - Johnson City, NY - Magic City Music Hall 19 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore at Theater of Living Arts 21 - New York, NY - The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza