Right after finally meeting with BTS’ Rap Monster for a posible collaboration, Wale announces The Shine tour.
In a freestyle to the beat from Nas’ “Nas Is Like,” rapper Wale expressed his love for Kpop and for Korean boy band, BTS, back in December. He rapped,
“Foreign features from South Korea / BTS be the s…, we about to see it / I am not North or South / I am just DMV.”
Following his shoutout to BTS, Wale answered a fan’s question on Twitter. When asked about a possible collaboration with BTS, he wrote,
“I’ll be wit the bros in a few weeks on their side of the ? the ??x the ARMY https://twitter.com/nutquicc/status/831943253331173378 …”
Then, after announcing on Instagram that he arrived at South Korea, he posted a picture with BTS’ Rap Monster. Although he all-but-confirmed the possible collab, the tweet shows Wale chatting with Rap Monster in a dressing room.
THX Venny! I hope MORE of my fans help connect me with dope artist on this #SHiNE campaign.BIG Thank u 2 #ARMY 4embracing #moonz . ?? love pic.twitter.com/TKA3vacf1Q
— Wale (@Wale) 7 de marzo de 2017
Right after meeting up with BTS’ Rap Monster for a possible collab, Wale announced The Shine US Tour. The 15-date tour will kick off at Atlanta on May 5. Wale will journey across major cities, including Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago before wrapping things up at Boston on the 27th. The Shine US Tour will help promote his upcoming fifth album, SHINE.
Pre-sale tickets will be available on Spotify starting Wednesday. Local pre-sale starts on Thursday here.
You can check out the complete listing of tour dates below.
5 || Atlanta, GA || The Tabernacle
6 || Raleigh, NC || The Ritz
9 || Houston, TX || House of Blues
11 || Scottsdale, AZ || Livewire
12 || Los Angeles, CA || The Novo
13 || San Francisco, CA || The Fillmore
16 || Denver, CO || Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
18 || Chicago, IL || House of Blues
19 || Milwaukee, WI || The Rave
20 || Minneapolis, MN || Skyway Theatre
22 || Detroit, MI || St. Andrew’s Hall
24 || Pittsburgh, PA || Stage AE
25 || New York, NY || Irving Plaza
26 || Philadelphia, PA || Theatre of Living Arts
27 || Boston, MA || House of Blues
More dates to be added …I can’t wait .. the return of the “MC” if u ever been to a show with me and the Band u know !!!