The tour spot was also listed in a Rolling Stone article published online this morning and tweeted to the magazine’s 2,441,491 followers.
Dubbed the Shoes for Running Tour, it marks the first outing for Big Boi—and a solo tour at that—in more than two years. It will feature 45 dates, kicking off at Athens' Georgia Theater and concluding—for now—at Paradise Lounge in Boston.
The late May show is not the rapper’s first visit to the Scenic City: He played the McKenzie Arena at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in November 2010.
The Shoes for Running Tour supports Big Boi’s latest solo project, the experimental album “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors,” released in December 2012.
Another Atlanta rapper, Killer Mike, will perform opening-act duties.
Rolling Stone also reported that certain concerts may see a few guest emcees take the microphone, such as T.I. or Kid Cudi, who collaborated on “In the A” and “She Hates Me,” respectively, for Big Boi’s album.
Finally, Outkast diehards won’t be disappointed: The currently solo artist will include classics from the Southern hip-hop duo’s catalog.
“We’ve always wanted to do a good hip-hop show,” said Track 29 owner Adam Kinsey, who operates the venue with wife and general manager, Monica. “We’ve loved [Big Boi] since Outkast, and his solo stuff is just as good.”
The 18-years-old-and-older show will cost $25 in advance and $28 at the door. The clicking war for the golden ticket begins this Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m.