Andre 3000 Taking His New Album "New Blue Sun" On Tour

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2016 ONE Musicfest
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 10: Rapper Andre 3000 performs on stage during the 2016 ONE Musicfest at Lakewood Amphitheatre on September 10, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/WireImage)
The shows begin next week and run until early March.

Last year, Andre 3000 shared his long-awaited solo debut. In the lead up to the album he promised that it would have "no bars" and he delivered on that promise. What resulted was an ambient jazz album called New Blue Sun that is entirely instrumental and features long compositions with Andre himself prominently playing flute across the album.

The project proved to be pretty controversial, dividing both fans and critics. Many praised Andre for stepping out of his comfort zone and trying such a bold sound. Others resented that they waited for years for a new album from the Outkast legend and it ended up having no rapping whatsoever.

Andre 3000's "New Blue Sun" Tour

Now, Andre 3000 is taking his new project on tour. He's assembled a collection of live musicians to blend the ambient vision of the record into a real life live performance. The tour starts later this month and runs until early March. Included in the tour dates are a pair of 6 and 5 night residencies in New York's Blue Note Jazz Club and Los Angeles' Hollywood Forever respectively.

Tour Dates:
January 29 @ Crown Hill Theatre - Brooklyn, NY
January 31 @ Blue Note Jazz Club - New York, NY (8:00pm show)
January 31 @ Blue Note Jazz Club - New York, NY (10:30pm show)
February 1 @ Blue Note Jazz Club - New York, NY (8:00pm show)
February 1 @ Blue Note Jazz Club - New York, NY (10:30pm show)
February 2 @ Blue Note Jazz Club - New York, NY (8:00pm show)
February 2 @ Blue Note Jazz Club - New York, NY (10:30pm show)
February 5 @ St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church - Brooklyn, NY
February 6 @ St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church - Brooklyn, NY
February 8 @ Cliff Bell’s - Detroit, MI
February 9 @ The Chapel at Masonic Temple - Detroit, MI (7:00pm show)
February 9 @ The Chapel at Masonic Temple - Detroit, MI (10:00pm show)
February 12 @ Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL
February 13 @ 1357 N Elston - Chicago, IL
February 15 @ Garfield Park Conservatory - Chicago, IL (7:00pm show)
February 15 @ Garfield Park Conservatory - Chicago, IL (9:00pm show)
February 20 @ Bimbo’s 365 Club - San Francisco, CA
February 22 @ Bimbo’s 365 Club - San Francisco, CA
February 24 @ The Independent - San Francisco, CA (7:00pm show)
February 24 @ The Independent - San Francisco, CA (9:00pm show)
February 27 @ Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
February 28 @ Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
February 29 @ Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
March 2 @ Center Stage Theater - Atlanta, GA
March 5 @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever - Los Angeles, CA
March 6 @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever - Los Angeles, CA
March 7 @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever - Los Angeles, CA
March 8 @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever - Los Angeles, CA
March 9 @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever - Los Angeles, CA

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.