Sprite has announced has revealed the second year for the Liquid Mix Tour, a seven-hour festival that caters to several demographics of teens and youth. This year the tour will feature an eclectic mixture of rap, rock and alternative music to match a diverse crowd.
The main stage of the tour features the likes of N.E.R.D., songbird Kelis, O.A.R., The Roots, Talib Kweli, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Skillz. A second stage will boast Slightly Stoopid, Jessy Moss, High Speed Scene, Spymob, The Wylde Bunch, Borialis and Red Wanting Blue.
Skillz, a Virginia-based rapper on tour for the majority of 2003, stated that this is another exciting move for him.
“I’m just ready to hit the road again. Being on tour with The Roots is a major part of [my love of touring]. You never know what’s gonna happen with those guys. Talib [Kweli] is gonna be out there too. Its funny, because I just came off tour with 50 Cent and now I’m back out again,” Skillz told AllHipHop.com.
“What makes it so special to me is that we hit Virginia Beach later on next month. That will be like the first show I’ve done in Virginia in like two years. And with N.E.R.D. [The Neptunes band] on the bill? That’s gonna be crazy!”
The 20-city festival tour will offer lower prices than other such events with ticket prices at $10. The event will also offer “evolving, environment where fans, artists and athletes participate in the event’s free expression and free exchange of music, culture, sport and activity.” Sprite Liquid Mix is produced by Sprite in conjunction with Creative Artists Agency.
SPRITE LIQUID MIX TOUR DATES (Subject to change):
14th Denver, CO Universal Lending Pavilion
15th Denver, CO Universal Lending Pavilion
17th Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
21st Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
22nd Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
23rd San Francisco, CA Chronicle Pavilion
26th Dallas, TX Smirnoff Centre
27th Houston, TX Cynthis Woods Mitchell Pavilion
29th Atlanta, GA Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre
30th Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
31st Washington DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
1st Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
3rd Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
4th Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
5th Columbus, OH Germain
6th Chicago, IL Tweeter Center
7th Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Center
9th Pittsburgh, PA IC Light Amphitheatre
10th Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheatre
12th Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
14th Boston, MA Tweeter Center