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BIG SEAN JOINS WIZ KHALIFA’S ‘ROLLING PAPERS WORLD TOUR 2011

 

 

Big Sean "My Last" Featuring Chris Brown G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Records/IDJMG

Big Sean "My Last" Featuring Chris Brown G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Records/IDJMG

 

 

(May 5, 2011 – New York, NY) Detroit rapper Big Sean, whose new single “My Last” featuring Chris Brown is gaining fans every hour on #1 music video platform VEVO and on BET’s 106 & Park, has been tapped to join Pittsburgh’s Wiz Khalifa (“Black and Yellow”) on the Rolling Papers World Tour 2011.  The 32-city coast-to-coast itinerary (also featuring Pittsburgh’s Chevy Woods) kicks off June 13th  at  PNC Pavilion At Riverbend in Cincinnati, and wraps up 8 weeks later on August 5th at the Phoenix Amphitheater in Big Sean’s backyard, Pontiac, Michigan.  (Please see complete tour dates below.)

“My Last,” produced by No ID, is the first single pick from Big Sean’s official debut, FINALLY FAMOUS: THE ALBUM, due for release June 21st on his mentor Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam label. “My Last” is currently #10 on the billboard rap chart with 4,700 spins and over 27 million in audience.  Check out “My Last” on Big Sean’s Website, www.uknowbigsean.com <http://www.uknowbigsean.com>

Big Sean’s career has gone into overdrive since October 2010, when he appeared on the BET Awards telecast, after earning “New Joint” status at 106 & Park two months earlier.  Also in October, his most recent G.O.O.D. Music mixtape was issued, Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG, hosted by Don Cannon.  BIG, which has received over 750,000 downloads to date, spun off a slew of video clips including “What U Doin (Bullshitting)” (over 1.4 million views on VEVO), “Supa Dupa Lemonade” (over 1.9 million views on YouTube), “Too Fake” (featur­ing Chiddy Bang, over 3.3 million views on YouTube), “Ambiguous” (featuring Mike Posner), and “Memories” (released late-January on Complex.com).

In total, Big Sean’s videos have received over 12 million views at YouTube, and he has experienced an average of 100%+ spikes in fan following at MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook since his October breakthrough.  Big Sean has been featured as “Next To Blow” in Hip Hop Weekly; as a “Show and Prove” artist in XXL (where he graced the front-cover for the “Freshman class of 2010” issue); and as a “Breaking Out” feature artist in SPIN.  His late-January interview with Hypebeast.com, the influential niche sneaker/lifestyle website, received over 1.2 million visits.

22-year old Sean Anderson started rapping as a 12-year old at the progressive Waldorf School in Detroit.  In high school, he and a friend formed a duo, then entered and won the “Friday Night Cipher” MC contest at hip-hop radio giant Hot 102.7.  The win earned them a spot to rap live on-air every Friday night for nearly a year.  It was on one of those Friday nights around 2005 that Sean encountered Kanye West (back in the Late Registration era) who agreed to hear the teenager’s freestyle.  It was the contact of a lifetime, which led to Sean’s signing with G.O.O.D. Music in late 2007, and his subsequent signing to Def Jam in 2008.

“I remember in the eighth grade I told myself, man I’m going to be signed to Def Jam,” says Sean.  “I always put it out into the universe and I think it was written for me…I was meant to make music.”

Big Sean Featuring Chris Brown

“My Last”

From Finally Famous: The Album

G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Records/IDJMG

ROLLING PAPERS WORLD TOUR 2011
Starring Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, and Chevy Woods


June     13        Cincinnati, OH            PNC Pavilion At Riverbend
14        Columbus, OH            LCPavilion
15        Des Moines, IA           Val Air Ballroom
16        Minneapolis, MN        Cabooze Plaza
18        Denver, CO                 1st Bank Center
22        San Francisco, CA      Bill Graham Civic Center
23        Santa Barbara, CA      Santa Barbara Bowl
27        Las Vegas, NV           The Joint
28        Mesa, AZ                    Mesa Amphitheater
29        Tucson, AZ                 Ava Amphitheater
30        Albuquerque, NM       Convention Center

July      2          Grand Prairie, TX       Verizon Theater At Grand Prairie
3          Cedar Park, TX           Cedar Park Center
6          Houston, TX               Reliant Arena
7          New Orleans, LA        Kiefer Uno Lakefront Arena
8          Nashville, TN              Municipal Auditorium
12        Atlanta, GA                Masquerade Music Park
15        Boca Raton, FL          Sunset Cove
16        Orlando, FL                Club At Firestone (Lot)
17        St. Augustine, FL       St. Augustine Amphitheater
18        Myrtle Beach, SC       House Of Blues
20        Charlotte, NC             Uptown Amphitheater
21        Greensboro, NC          White Oak Amphitheater
22        Portsmouth, VA          nTelos Wireless Pavilion
23        Charlottesville, VA     Charlottesville Pavilion
24        Columbia, MD            Merriweather Post (‘Extra Wide’ Show)
27        Gilford, NH                Meadowbrook Pavilion
28        Portland, ME              Maine State Pier
30        Boston, MA                Bank Of America Pavilion

Aug.    3          Rochester, NY            Marvin Sands Pac (‘Extra Wide’ Show)
4          Lewiston, NY             Earl W. Brydges Artpark
5          Pontiac, MI                 Phoenix Amphitheater