Lupe Fiasco tours for “The Cool”

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It’s December 18, Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool is in stores, and the Chicago MC has been working overtime to promote it. XXL cover (albeit with nine other so-called “Leaders of the New School”)? Check. “TRL”? Check. Placement on MTV’s “The Leak” a week prior to release? Check. High-profile guest spots from Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy and Snoop Dogg just so he can piss off a few conservatives? Check. TV appearances on “Rap City” and “The Sauce”? Check. Classic single on par with 2006’s “Kick, Push”? Uh, not yet.

Unlike last year, when Lupe Fiasco wasted several months on sporadic spot dates for Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor, dude has already booked a monster U.S. tour that kicks off in January. Check out the itinerary below and see if he’s hitting your town, and then — if you haven’t seen it yet — watch Hype Williams’ mock-operatic video for Lupe’s “Superstar” single.

  • 12/18: Irving Plaza, New York, NY
  • 12/27: Pipeline Café, Honolulu, HI
  • 01/10: Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
  • 01/11: Showbox, Seattle, WA
  • 01/13: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
  • 01/14: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
  • 01/15: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
  • 01/17: House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
  • 01/18: House of Blues, Las Vegas, CA
  • 01/19: Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
  • 01/20: Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO
  • 01/22: Emo’s, Austin, TX
  • 01/23: House of Blues, Dallas, TX
  • 01/25: The Roxy, Atlanta, GA
  • 01/27: Sonar, Baltimore, MD
  • 01/28: The Norva, Norfolk, VA
  • 01/30: 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
  • 01/31: The Fillmore at TLA, Philadelphia, PA
  • 02/01: Stuart C. Seigel Center, Richmond, VA
  • 02/02: Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
  • 03/01: Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • 03/25: Great Hall, Fredricksburg, VA

And here’s the video for “Superstar”:


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