For the past couple of years, T-Pain has made it his mission to part ways from Auto-Tune vocals and focus more on his true and original sound. Now the artist has announced his plans to embark on an acoustic tour with rising star Smino.
“Hitting the road this October for an Acoustic Tour! I wanted to do something different for you guys…performing some of my favorite songs in a way you’ve never seen or heard,” Pain said in an announcement on Instagram. T-Pain’s Acoustic Tour is reportedly inspired by his “Tiny Desk” performance for NPR back in 2014. That performance quickly turned heads after Pain showcased his powerful vocals, without alteration, on live renditions of his hit singles.
Building on that viral video, Pain has performed a number of stripped-down shows. Most recently, the artist appeared at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival, singing “Bartender,” “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” and “Can’t Believe It.”
The six-day Acoustic Tour will reportedly begin in San Francisco on Oct. 4 and conclude in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30. Check out the full schedule and tour flyer here.