The 2010 Sneaker Pimps Tour is almost upon us. Slated to kick off next week in Los Angeles, the annual tour boasts the “worlds largest touring sneaker hip-hop lifestyle exhibition,” according to their website. It features over 500 pairs of rare, limited edition, vintage, celebrity signed, artists-collaborated sneakers … as well as a collection of sneaker-inspired artwork, fashion, photography, and of course, live music acts.
For the Los Angeles date, which takes place next Thursday (October 7) at the Music Box, the Sneaker Pimps tour has announced that Travis Barker will headline alongside The Cool Kids, while supporting acts include Phil Ade, Thee Tom Hardy, Demrick (aka Young De), and others.
Barker and The Cool Kids will be debuting their brand new 3D video for the track, “Jump Down,” which is currently available on iTunes.
DJ Skee will also be adding a live set, while fans can enjoy an exclusive demo of the highly-anticipated game title NBA Jam, and a live art installation from Jor and Meth.
Following the Los Angeles date, the Sneaker Pimps Tour will head to Chicago on October 16, then Miami on October 23rd, both dates being headlined by the Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon.
Two more dates, Washington DC and New York City, will follow, but acts and venues have yet to be announced.
Tickets are currently on sale for $20, and available through their official website at SneakerPimps.net
Sneaker Pimps was founded in Sydney, Australia by Peter Fahey, and has traveled to more than 60 cities world-wide since 2003. It’s featured the works of artists such as Futura, Dave White, Stash, Mister Cartoon and Shepard Fairey, as well as live skate demos with international pro teams such as Ice Cream, Nike SB, Zoo York and more.
Past live music performances include: Nas, EPMD, DJ Premier, Lupe Fiasco, Funkmaster Flex, Ghostface Killah, Cool Kids, Jada Kiss, Big Boi and Clipse.
Below is a video clip of Sneaker Pimps featured on The History Channel: