(AllHipHop News) Tech N9Ne’s indie label Strange Music wants to prove they have the “livest” audience – quite literally.
Strange Music announced the lineup and dates for “Tech N9ne’s “Independent Powerhouse Tour 2016.”
The excursion will feature six artists from the Strange Music imprint and each artist will have to prove why they’re worthy of being signed to such a storied label.
So, Ces Cru, Stevie Stone, ¡Mayday!, Rittz, Krizz Kaliko and Tech N9ne himself will hit the highway from March 30 until April 28.
Tech and his formidable roster of independent artists will visit cities like Tulsa, New Orleans, Atlanta, New York City, Cleveland, Chicago and other major markets.
Being able to play live is one of the top qualities Tech N9Ne looks for when he is signing a new artist.
Tech believes the chemistry in the studio and on the road is what has made the record label great.
“It takes a group of people, a lot of people to create an epic masterpiece and that’s what we always do,” Tech N9ne told AllHipHop.com in a statement released today (March 28). “Strange Music is a bright light, man.”
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The “Independent Powerhouse Tour 2016” will build upon a successful 2015 for Tech N9ne and Strange Music.
Last year, the rapper dropped Special Effects, which debuted as the #2 Rap album and the #3 Indie album.
Tech followed up four months later with the compilation Strangeulation 2, which debuted as the #1 Rap, R&B/Hip-Hop, and Indie album in the country upon its release in November.
Tour dates are below:
3.30.16 TULSA, OK CAINS BALLROOM
3.31.16 DALLAS, TX GAS MONKEY LIVE!
4.01.16 AUSTIN, TX EMO’S
4.02.16 HOUSTON, TX WAREHOUSE LIVE
4.03.16 NEW ORLEANS, LA HOUSE OF BLUES
4.05.16 PENSACOLA, FL VINYL MUSIC HALL
4.06.16 ATLANTA, GA CENTER STAGE THEATER
4.07.16 NASHVILLE, TN MARATHON MUSIC WORKS
4.08.16 CHATTANOOGA, TN TRACK 29
4.09.16 LOUISVILLE, KY MERCURY BALLROOM
4.10.16 CHARLOTTE, NC AMOS SOUTHEND
4.12.16 N MYRTLE BEACH, SC HOUSE OF BLUES
4.13.16 NORFOLK, VA THE NORVA
4.14.16 SILVER SPRING, MD THE FILLMORE
4.15.16 READING, PA REVERB
4.16.16 NEW YORK, NY IRVING PLAZA
4.17.16 WORCESTER, MA THE WORCESTER PALLADIUM
4.18.16 NEW HAVEN, CT TOAD’S PLACE
4.20.16 BUFFALO, NY TOWN BALLROOM
4.21.16 PITTSBURGH, PA STAGE AE
4.22.16 GRAND RAPIDS, MI THE INTERSECTION
4.23.16 CLEVELAND, OH THE ODEON
4.24.16 DETROIT, MI THE FILLMORE
4.25.16 CINCINNATI, OH BOGART’S
4.26.16 KNOXVILLE, TN THE INTERNATIONAL
4.27.16 INDIANAPOLIS, IN OLD NATIONAL CENTRE
4.28.16 CHICAGO, IL CONCORD MUSIC HALL
4.29.16 MILWAUKEE, WI THE RAVE/EAGLES CLUB
4.30.16 SAINT PAUL, MN MYTH
5.01.16 OMAHA, NE OKOL AUDITORIUM
5.02.16 SIOUX FALLS, SD THE DISTRICT
5.03.16 BILLINGS, MT BABCOCK THEATRE
5.04.16 MISSOULA, MT THE WILMA
5.05.16 BOISE, ID KNITTING FACTORY BOISE
5.06.16 SPOKANE, WA KNITTING FACTORY SPOKANE
5.07.16 SEATTLE, WA SHOWBOX SODO
5.08.16 YAKIMA, WA EL DOS DE ORO NIGHT CLUB
5.10.16 PORTLAND, OR ROSELAND THEATER
5.11.16 EUGENE, OR MCDONALD THEATRE
5.12.16 SACRAMENTO, CA ACE OF SPADES
5.13.16 CHICO, CA THE SENATOR THEATRE
5.14.16 SANTA CRUZ, CA THE CATALYST CLUB
5.15.16 SANTA ANA, CA THE OBSERVATORY ORANGE COUNTY
5.16.16 LOS ANGELES, CA CLUB NOKIA
5.17.16 SAN DIEGO, CA THE OBSERVATORY NORTH PARK
5.18.16 SCOTTSDALE, AZ LIVEWIRE AZ
5.19.16 LAS VEGAS, NV LVCS
5.20.16 SALT LAKE CITY, UT THE COMPLEX
5.21.16 DENVER, CO THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM
5.22.16 GRAND JUNCTION, CO MESA THEATER & CLUB
5.23.16 FARMINGTON, NM THE TOP DECK NIGHT CLUB
5.24.16 ALBUQUERQUE, NM SUNSHINE THEATER
5.25.16 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK DIAMOND BALLROOM
5.26.16 KANSAS CITY, MO KANSAS CITY LIVE BLOCK
5.27.16 WICHITA, KS COTILLION BALLROOM
5.28.16 ST. LOUIS, MO THE PAGEANT