NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 11, 2016) LECRAE is heading back to school in 2016. The two-time Grammy® Award-winning hip-hop artist, known for his music message frequently at odds with his hip-hop peers, has fans buzzing with excitement at the announcement that he’ll be hitting the road on February 9, 2016 for his HIGHER LEARNING TOUR stopping at college campuses and in college towns across the country.
“This tour allows me to be involved and inspire some of the most impactful and influential leaders of tomorrow,” said Lecrae. “College is where many of the world-changing thoughts and ideas are birthed. I want my music and my message to help inspire those ideas.”
The Higher Learning Tour will make stops throughout North America, including New York, California, Texas, Georgia, Canada and more.
The influential rapper and hit-maker continues to score big on the charts and in the industry. Lecrae has sold 1.7 million albums to date, including more than 325,000 copies of Anomaly, his latest No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 Album Chart that also landed at No. 1 on other Billboard charts including Digital Album, Rap Album, Christian Album and Gospel Album charts. Last year at the Grammy® Awards, he was nominated for the coveted Best Rap Performance alongside Drake, Eminem, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar.
Lecrae has been praised by mainstream and hip-hop press alike with features in Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, XXL, Essence Magazine, Billboard and Vibe Magazine, among others. Radio personality and MTV News Executive Producer Sway Calloway proclaimed Lecrae’s music as the “Evolution of Hip-Hop.” He’s performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, BET Network’s Hip Hop Awards, the BET Experience, was featured on Statik Selektah’s mixtape, toured with the famed “Rock The Bells Tour” and released a mixtape that soared to double platinum status on Datpiff garnering more than 500,000 downloads.
The Higher Learning Tour goes on sale this Friday, January 15, 2016. Featuring special guest DJ Promote, and on selected dates, Propaganda, Swoope and Liz Vice, the Higher Learning Tour kicks off in Amarillo, Texas on February 9, 2016. VIP tickets are available.
Check out the Higher Learning Tour schedule here: Feb. 9Amarillo, TXAmarillo Civic Center Feb. 10Lubbock, TX City Bank Auditorium – Texas Tech University Feb. 11Abilene, TX Moody Coliseum Feb. 12Longview, TXLeTourneau University Belcher Center Feb. 14Wichita Falls, TXMPEC Memorial Auditorium Feb. 19Wheaton, ILWheaton College Mar. 2Mobile, ALSaenger Theatre Mar. 3Albany, GA Albany Civic Center Arena Mar. 4Augusta, GA Bell Auditorium Mar. 11Wayne, PAEastern University Mar. 13Reading, PA Santander Performing Arts Center Mar. 14Toronto, CANCanada Christian College Mar. 17Springfield, MA Mass Mutual Center Mar. 18Trenton, NJ Sun National Bank Center Mar. 19Petersburg, VAVirginia State University Mar. 20Elmira, NY First Arena Mar. 30Tucson, AZRialto Theatre Mar. 31Phoenix, AZGrand Canyon University Apr.1Santa Barbara, CA Westmont College Apr. 2 Bakersfield, CACalifornia State University Apr. 3 La Mirada, CABiola University Apr. 7 Toccoa Falls, GAToccoa Falls College Apr. 8 Tallahassee, FLDonald L. Tucker County Civic Center Apr. 10 Fayetteville, NCCrown Coliseum Apr. 13 Springfield, MO Evangel University Apr. 14 Siloam Springs, ARJohn Brown University Apr. 17 Peoria, ILBradley University Renaissance Coliseum Apr. 20 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium Apr. 22 Winona Lake, IN Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center Apr. 23 Spring Arbor, MISpring Arbor University For a complete venue listing and ticket information, please visit: http://www.lecrae.com/tour/
ABOUT LECRAE Lecrae is a two-time Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist whose 2014 album, Anomaly, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, Rap, Digital, Christian, Gospel, and Independent charts. His seven studio albums and two mixtapes have sold 1.7 million copies to date. Lecrae has been nominated for five Grammy® Awards, including a win in 2013 for Best Gospel Album and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song in 2015, as well as won seven Dove Awards, won a Billboard Music Award, won two Soul Train Music Awards and a BET Hip Hop Awards nomination. Lecrae resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and three children.