Acclaimed hip-hop artists K'NAAN and Wale kick off their nine date co-headlining Spring tour this Wednesday, March 31st at New York City's The Fillmore at Irving Plaza. MTV.com will be on hand to webcast the concert, and fans can tune in to MTV.com for the live stream beginning at 9:30pm.
During set changes fans will get to check out music videos and exclusive rehearsal footage shot earlier in the week. Fans will also have the ability to interact with others throughout the show by posting status updates and live commenting.
The pair has an electric chemistry, which undoubtedly will leave fans counting down the minutes to the start of what is tipped to be one of the hottest concert events of 2010. The full performance will be available for on-demand viewing the following Wednesday, April 7th on MTV.com. Full tour dates are below.
D.C. native, Wale, has previously toured with Mark Ronson and JAY-Z and is also slated to perform at Coachella, Bamboozle, and D.C United's season opener as part of their "It Takes More" Concert Series. Wale has been described as "hip hop's hungriest mind and most incisive tongue" with raps that "are some of the most playfully sophisticated in the industry" (Paper Magazine). His album, Attention Deficit, has received critical acclaim since its release, and according to Spin, "sheds light on Wale's evolving personality, and his circuitous story-raps reward deep listening."
K'naan's voice will be heard across the globe as his song, "Wavin' Flag," becomes the soundtrack for Coca-Cola's promotional coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The Wall Street Journal recently said of "Wavin' Flag": "the upbeat anthem about freedom has a good chance of becoming one of the most ubiquitous new songs of the year." The track is an upbeat, empowering remix, from Troubadour K'NAAN's 2009 sophomore album (A&M/Octone). Do not miss your chance to see him for yourself!
Confirmed East Coast Dates:
*denotes co-headlining date with Wale.
3/31 New York, NY @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza*
4/01 Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
4/02 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place*
4/03 Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live*
4/04 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
4/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero*
4/08 Atlanta, GA@ Center Stage*
4/09 Williamsburg, VA @ College of William & Mary
4/11 Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/13 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
4/14 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall*