Kansas City rapper, Tech N9ne, made his way to Los Angeles on Thursday night (July 12) for the 2007 Strange Noise Tour, in which he performed before a sold out crowd, despite being sick with the flu.
As fans enjoyed opening acts, got their drink on and waiting in anticipation for headlining acts Tech N9ne and the Kottonmouth Kings, backstage the Midwest king was actually vomiting and resting in preparation of his set.
But once it hit 9:00 p.m., Tech was announced and he came out from behind the curtains usually energy and tempo fans can always expect from his stage shows.
Draped in some sort of ceremonial robe, Tech spit at a rapid fire speed, before ripping it off, displaying his signature orange jumpsuit, reminiscent of a mental patient’s attire.
Through the rapper’s set, he — along with Krizz Kaliko and Kutt Calhoun — ran through songs from Tech latest solo album, Everready [The Religion], and his most recent project, Tech N9ne Collabos: Misery Loves Kompany, including “I’m A Playa,” “Night And Day,” “Bout Ta’ Bubble,” “Jellysickle,” “Riot Maker/Enjoy” and “The Beast.”
To end his nearly hour long stint on stage, Tech N9ne told the crowd that he loved each and every one of them, and that they were the reason his wife and kids were spoiled, just before he left the venue for — what we assume — some much needed bed rest before heading to Las Vegas for a show the very next day.
Tech N9ne is currently on tour until the end of August with the Kottonmouth Kings, who are co-headlining the tour in support of their forthcoming album, Cloud 9.
Both acts recently shot a video in Las Vegas for the Kottonmouth Kings’ first single, “City To City,” which chronicles both their lives on the road.
In addition to the headliners, the 2007 Strange Noise Tour features (hed)pe, Blaze Ya’ Dead Homie, and Subnoize Souljaz featuring Big B and Dirtball.
The remaining dates on the tour is as follows:
07/16 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
07/17 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
07/18 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
07/19 – Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House
07/20 – Magna, UT @ The Great Saltair
07/21 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
07/22 – Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza
07/24 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium / Underground
07/25 – Maplewood, MN @ Myth
07/26 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
07/27 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
07/28 – Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
07/29 – Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
07/31 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
08/01 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Eagles Club
08/02 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
08/03 – Columbus, OH @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
08/04 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
08/05 – Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
08/07 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
08/08 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
08/09 – New York, NY @ Grand Ballroom
08/10 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre / Underground
08/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
08/12 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
08/13 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
08/14 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
08/16 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
08/18 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
08/20 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
08/22 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
08/23 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
08/24 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
08/25 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
08/27 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre