Big Boi, who is a former emcee for the popular group Outkast, released his third solo album — Boomiverse — last year. Since last spring, Big Boi has been on tour to promote the 2017 album, which features high-profile musical guests like Snoop Dogg, Adam Levine and Gucci Mane. Those who thought that they were going to miss out on the performance might have another chance now that he has added an extra leg to his tour and is traveling to new cities that haven’t yet seen performances from the well-known artist.
The rapper has recently announced a third leg to his tour, which will begin on May 17 with a show in St. Louis, Missouri. The tour will conclude with a final show in Atlanta, Georgia, which is the artist’s hometown, on June 8. Altogether, there are a total of 16 tour dates during the three-week tour.
Most of these tour dates are spread across the south, including a show in New Orleans, six shows in various cities across Florida, four dates across North Carolina and shows in Alabama and Tennessee. Fans who are interested in seeing Big Boi perform live can purchase their tickets direct from Big Boi’s website. There, they can also find out more about his tour, his all-star third album and his career. For those who are looking for gear to wear to the show, there is merchandise — including T-shirts, hoodies, hats, sweaters and beanies — available for purchase directly from his site.
Big Boi of Outkast has been active in the rap industry since 1991. In the decades since he’s seen a lot of changes in how musicians make music and how fans consume it. Consumers now expect nearly instant releases and access to songs right away. In the past, the musicians had much more time to perfect their albums before release.
Big Boi recently dropped the release “Boomiverse, ” and he’s staying active to stay relevant with fans. The album contains lots of guest appearances by other rappers and boasts a futuristic theme. Big Boi, whose real name is Antwan André Patton, is staying with the times regarding music trends.
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He recently said that he knows the days of platinum-selling albums are long over. Musicians these days must embrace technology or face obsolescence. He now thinks that music must be an immersive medium for people to engage.
Patton says he doesn’t plan on turning into a musician who “microwaves” songs and pushes them out quickly, Instead, he plans on sticking with his winning formula of taking two to three years to produce albums of a high caliber. Even though the music does not pull in as much money as it did in the past, the performer says it builds the brand. Patton remains active with touring and merchandising and said he continues to find a real passion for making music.
Patton’s partner, Andre “3000” Benjamin is making less music these days and is focusing more on his acting career. Big Boi has released three solo albums this decade and is promoting his new animated video for “In The South.”