SlaineBoston rapper Slaine, of the group La Coka Nostra, announced this week that he will be hitting the road this July with the Heavy Metal Kings, in suport of his upcoming solo debut, A World With No Skies 2.0.

The Heavy Metal Kings is a rap duo consisting of Ill Bill and Vinnie Paz. Slaine has known them for years, and is excited about going on tour.

“Ill Bill and Vinnie Paz are like brothers to me, so when they asked me to jump on this tour, it was a no brainer,” the rapper explained. “This will be a preliminary run for me to go out and promote my new album, A World With No Skies 2.0. I’ll be doing a lot of touring the rest of the year, but I’m looking forward getting back out on road as soon as possible, so I can get back on stage.

“Unfortunately for me, I had to drop off the tour I was supposed to do in March and April in order to shoot my next movie, but the rest of this year is all about making music and touring,” Slaine continued. “I can’t wait to get a chance to connect with my fans on tour, and make a few new ones along the way.”

To execute his dark musical vision on his solo debut, Slaine enlisted the help of his La Coka Nostra brothers, Everlast and Ill Bill, as well as Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks to create a dark hip-hop album that will hit fans squarely in the jaw.

The first single off No Skies is the track, “99 Bottles,” which he dropped in 2010. The video is currently on Youtube.

A World With No Skies 2.0 drops August 16, via Suburban Noize Records.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

7/14 – Kill Devil Hills, NC @ Outer Banks Brewing Station
7/15 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
7/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Blockley
7/17 – Washington, DC @ DC9
7/19 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
7/20 – Montreal QC @ Foufounes Electriques
7/21 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
7/22 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
8/04 – Ottawa, ONT, Canada @ Ritual Nightclub
8/06 – Toronto, ONT, Canada @ Opera House w/ Army of Pharaohs