Rolling Loud Expands Into Touring, Launches Rolling Loud Presents
Tickets for First Tour, Rod Wave’s “SoulFly Tour presented by Rolling Loud,” Go On Sale This Week
Hip-Hop’s Premier Festival Brand Continues Its Massive Year, Positioning Itself as a Major Player in the Tour Promotion Space
Gathering many of rap’s biggest names, Rolling Loud events are known for their expert curation and high-energy performances. After years of building themselves into the premier festival brand in hip-hop, Rolling Loud launches Rolling Loud Presents, their first venture into tour promotions.
Rolling Loud Presents is one of the company’s most ambitious expansions yet, taking the Rolling Loud experience on the road with a series of tours headlined by some of the biggest stars in hip-hop, in partnership with Live Nation.
First up, Rolling Loud partners with superstar artist Rod Wave for “Rod Wave: SoulFly Tour Presented by Rolling Loud.” Spanning 20+ dates, the “SoulFly Tour” brings the Rolling Loud experience to cities across the country. Kicking off in August, “SoulFly Tour” is merely the first tour promoted by Rolling Loud Presents to be announced.
Tickets for “Rod Wave: SoulFly Tour” go on sale starting Friday, June 18th at 10am local time at http://soulflytour.com/. List of all tour dates below.
Described by The New York Times as the ‘preeminent hip-hop emoter of the last couple of years,’ Florida’s Rod Wave has evolved into one of the most organically popular artists in the rap game. His new album SoulFly debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with over 130k units sold, following last year’s Platinum-certified Pray For Love. The Alamo-signed artist is a consistent presence in the top 10 of the YouTube Music and Rolling Stone charts, amassing over 6.5 billion streams in less than three years. On the “SoulFly Tour,” he’ll perform SoulFly album highlights like “Tombstone,” which peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and older hits like the multi-platinum singles “Rags2Riches” and “Heart On Ice.” On his upcoming headlining tour, Rod Wave will demonstrate why he’s one of the best live performers in hip-hop.
“Touring is a team effort, you’re only as strong as your team,” say Rolling Loud co-founders Matt Zingler & Tariq Cherif. “Each tour we take on is given the same attention as a Rolling Loud Festival. We strategically work with the artist team and our local partners to ensure a good turnout while not being over ambitious with the room capacities. If an artist really wants to grow they need to go out and build. Every market they go to helps build their fan base. Over time you will get to the Drake and Travis Scott level. Even those acts have been tour support and played in 500 cap rooms. I know because we booked Travis Scott in a 1500 cap room.”
“Rolling Loud has done an incredible job of not only launching but continuing to maintain such a relevant and forward-thinking music brand in the hip-hop space,” said Colin Lewis, tour promoter at Live Nation. “We’re excited to be a part of their expansion into touring and to kick things off with Rod Wave. Can’t wait for fans to see what else we have up our sleeves.”
The announcement of Rolling Loud Presents comes hot on the heels of the announcement of Rolling Loud New York 2021. Occurring October 28th-30th at Citi Field in Queens, the festival promises headlining performances by Travis Scott, J. Cole, and 50 Cent, and features a lineup packed with superstars and NYC legends.
Rolling Loud New York 2021 is the second of three Rolling Loud festivals to be held in 2021, following the brand’s flagship event Rolling Loud Miami 2021 and preceding Rolling Loud California 2021. With headliners Travis Scott, Post Malone and A$AP Rocky, Rolling Loud Miami 2021 is a triumphant return for live rap music, and a coming out party for risers and new superstars eager to play in front of a festival crowd. Rolling Loud Miami 2021 will occur on July 23rd-25th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. Occurring on December 10th-12th, 2021 at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA, Rolling Loud California promises headlining performances by J. Cole, Kid Cudi, and Future, as well as a special duo performance by Young Thug and Chris Brown. Both Rolling Loud Miami 2021 and Rolling Loud California 2021 are sold out.
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Rod Wave: SoulFly Tour Presented by Rolling Loud 2021 Dates:
Fri Aug 27 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Sat Aug 28 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Sun Aug 29 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Tue Aug 31 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Wed Sep 01 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
Fri Sep 03 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 04 – Portsmouth, VA – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
Sun Sep 05 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
Thu Sep 09 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Fri Sep 10 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 11 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
Mon Sep 13 – New Orleans, LA – Fillmore New Orleans
Wed Sep 15 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater
Fri Sep 17 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
Sat Sep 18 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Wed Sep 22 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Thu Sep 23 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Fri Sep 24 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Sat Sep 25 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Mon Sep 27 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
Wed Sep 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
Fri Oct 01 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
Sat Oct 02 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
Sun Oct 03 – Washington DC – Echostage
Tue Oct 05 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
Wed Oct 06 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
Fri Oct 08 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
Sat Oct 09 – Boston, MA –House of Blues Boston
Tue Oct 12 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
Thu Oct 14 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium (Denver)
Fri Oct 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
Sun Oct 17 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Tue Oct 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Wed Oct 20 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Thu Oct 21 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Sat Oct 23 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
“In four and a half years — beginning small in Miami, and now promoting Coachella-sized events around the country — Rolling Loud has established itself as a playground for the young…This time last year, many of the rappers now drawing crowds of several thousand were barely known.” – The New York Times
“Rolling Loud is the be-all of hip-hop festivals.” – Billboard
“The Rolling Loud New York experiment was a success—one which will likely earn it a return trip to the city in future years. Far from a traditional NYC rap experience, it was a two-day event that catered to the genre’s youngest fans, with an eye squarely focused on the future.” – Complex
“In only its fifth year with four major destinations and more in the pipeline overseas, athletes, celebrities and others are forking over as much as $20,000 for VIP packages. Of course, imitators are cropping up.” – Pollstar
“…within five years Rolling Loud has grown into one of the biggest hip-hop brands in the world. Locally, it has surpassed rival events Ultra and III Points in stature and rivals prestige festivals like Coachella.” – Miami New Times
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Founded as a one-day festival in 2015 by Matt Zingler and Tariq Cherif, Rolling Loud has evolved into a global behemoth, with annual festivals in Miami, Los Angeles, New York, and the Bay Area. Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rolling Loud Miami is scheduled for February 2021, and Rolling Loud Portugal, the brand’s first European festival and first-ever 5-day event, recently announced the lineup for next Summer. The company’s new Twitch partnership, which includes three virtual festivals in Fall 2020, allows Rolling Loud to maintain its vital cultural role during an impossibly difficult time for festivals and live music.
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