Atlanta rap pack Goodie Mob is set to head on its first tour in ten years, as all its original members have signed on to participate.
In association with Rock The Bells organizers Guerilla Union, the upcoming tour is slated to kick off on October 15 in New Orleans and continue through November, making stops in Dallas, Denver, New York and Washington D.C. before things come to a close in Connecticut on November 15.
Tour highlights include a stop at The Cypress Hill SmokeOut on October 23 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre and festival grounds in San Bernardino, CA, and the blowout NYC show on November 13 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, where Goodie Mob and Scarface will be joined by Tech N9ne and Slaughterhouse.
Universally recognized as a pioneering group, Goodie Mob (consisting of Cee-Lo, Big Gipp, Khujo, and T-Mo) helped introduce southern rap to mainstream America, and put Atlanta on the map along the way. The group is credited with having invented the runaway term "dirty south."
Goodie Mob recently surprised fans in Atlanta when they showed up on stage at a free Nelly concert, leading the way for more reunion shows across the nation.
"The reunion was inevitable," said Cee-Lo. "The void in today's music and marketplace ironically has become the very place prepared for us. There's a need and a want for what we do and represent as The Mob. Consider the tour a mission ... an order if you will. The last of a living breed, the Goodie Mob marches on."
Goodie Mob reunion tour dates are scheduled as follows:
10/15 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/17 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre
10/19 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/20 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/23 - San Bernardino, CA @ The Cypress Hill SmokeOut
10/24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
10/29 - Denver, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
11/13 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
11/14 - Washington, DC @ The Scene
11/15 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place