Xzibit will take time out from MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” to work the stage during a month long world-wide tour.
The west coast rap icon launches the Back II Basics World Tour on May 5 in Brussels, and wraps things up June 26 in Adelaide. The itinerary is included below.
Xzibit will be rocking the mic to promote his 6th solo album, Full Circle, released in October 2006.
To kick off the Back II Basics tour Xzibit will take part in the Gumball 3000 Rally – a 5000km (3000mile) car rally that winds its way throughout Europe.
In a recent interview Xzibit show how keen he is to get the tour started.
“I can’t wait to get back out there to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the UK, Germany; you know what I’m saying, [then] come back to the States and kill it!”
“Full Circle is the strongest record that I’ve put out for a long time man – as far as I’m concerned. Just where the material came from, how strong the material sounds; you know what I’m saying – and the way it came together.”
The rapper has found a broader audience since landing his role on MTV’s “Pimp My Ride,” which films custom auto makeovers awarded to random winners. He recently recorded an episode of Pimp My Ride with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on an Earth Day special to promote the importance of global warming.
Justin Russo from Xzibit’s Official Fan site http://www.xzibitcentral.com states “It’s been 3 years since the last worldwide tour so the fans will certainly be excited to see Xzibit back performing live on stage again! X brings so much energy to the stage in his live shows; any hip hop fan would be crazy to miss this!”
Date – City – Venue
5/28/07 Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
5/29/07 Paris – Elysee Montmartre
5/30/07 Koln – Live Music Hall
5/31/07 Zurich – Volkshaus
6/1/07 DAY OFF
6/2/07 Copenhagen – Vega
6/3/07 Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit
6/4/07 Amsterdam – Paradiso
6/5/07 DAY OFF
6/6/07 Oslo – Rockerfeller
6/7/07 Stockholm – Berns
6/8/07 Malmo – KB
6/9/07 DAY OFF
6/10/07 Berlin – Columbia Club
6/11/07 Munich – Muffathalle
6/12/07 Luxembourg – Den Atelier
6/13/07 DAY OFF
6/14/07 London – Astoria
6/15/07 Glasgow – Barrowlands
6/16/07 Dublin – Ambassador
6/17/07 DAY OFF
6/18/07 DAY OFF
6/19/07 DAY OFF
6/20/07 New Zealand promo day
6/21/07 Auckland – St James
6/22/07 Sydney – Luna Park
6/23/07 Brisbane – The Arena (All Ages)
6/24/07 DAY OFF
6/25/07 DAY OFF
6/26/07 Perth – Capital
6/27/07 DAY OFF
6/28/07 DAY OFF
6/29/07 Melbourne – Metro
6/30/07 Adelaide – Thebarton Theatre
Japan tour dates are yet to be announced.
Dates are subject to change, for more updates and links to ticket vendors visit http://www.xzibitcentral.com
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