Tech N9ne Announces 2012 Tour With Machine Gun Kelly, Set To Make History

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Tech N9neIndie rap juggernaut Tech N9ne announced plans for a new tour this year, and hopes to shatter records with it.

This week, the Kansas city rapper announced the upcoming Hostile Takeover 2012 Tour with Bad Boy signee Machine Gun Kelly, which will consist of 90 shows in 99 days, making it the longest in rap history, according to his camp.

While dates and venues have yet to be announced, the tour will launch in March, and make stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Denver and Seattle, among other cities.

“I started planting the seeds for this music thing to expand more than 10 years ago and to see it be recognized globally like this is a beautiful thing,” said Tech N9ne. “We started Strange Music so we could make the music we wanted to make and tour like we wanted to tour. Now, to be able to make history like this is a wonderful accomplishment.”

In addition to Tech and MGK, the tour will also feature Strange Music artists Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Prozak and Stevie Stone.

The Hostile Takeover 2012 Tour will be the only domestic tour of 2012 where Tech N9ne will perform. Stay tuned for further details.

During the last decade, Tech has built a rock-solid fanbase by touring relentlessly. By the mid-2000s, Tech N9ne was performing in excess of 200 shows a year. His professional performances and polished routines have earned the endorsement of such platinum superstar rappers as Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, E-40 and Twista, among many others.

“A decade ago, we encountered so many obstacles when we first began touring,” said Travis O’Guin, Strange Music’s CEO and Tech’s business partner. “Now we’re getting ready to set a new benchmark for rap music. It’s been a remarkable and rewarding journey.”

Tech is coming off of an incredible year. In 2011, the rapper released his album All 6’s & 7’s to much acclaim, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Indie, Rap, Hip-Hop and R&B charts; and at #4 on the Billboard 200.

He also landed a feature on Lil Wayne’s The Carter IV last summer, which sold nearly 1 million units in its first week of release.

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  1. no body does it like tech n9ne!! hes always mixin it up && im impressed more && more every cd. i could bump tech n9ne only and wouldnt get sick of it because his music alone is such a variety. i love tech n9ne!!!

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