It doesn't take a lesson in Math 101 to know two is greater than one.
MTV's sixth annual Campus Invasion will break out into two tours this spring, with Fabolous and Talib Kweli headlining a hip-hop outing, and the Used, the Exies and Finch on a rock trek.
Only the first 11 dates have been announced, with Fab and Kweli kicking things off April 19 at Lincoln University in Philadelphia. The rockers will hit the road on May 3 at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. At least nine additional dates altogether will be announced.
The Campus Invasion Tour, which has featured Sum 41, Moby, Nickelback, Black Eyed Peas and Garbage in past years, also brings with it an interactive expo area featuring a variety of contests and activities for students.
On the hip-hop outing, Fabolous will be promoting Street Dreams, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard albums chart in March, while Kweli, a member of Black Star with Mos Def, is supporting his November solo release, Quality (see "Talib Kweli Promises New Black Star LP, Rejoices At Demise Of Bling Bling").
The Used, from tiny Orem, Utah, and Finch are using the Campus Invasion Tour to warm up for their Vans Warped Tour slots, while the Exies are heading out with Everclear in the summer.
The Exies, named after John Lennon's nickname for existentialist art students (see "The Exies: Melodic Hollywood Existentialism"), will roll out "Kickout," the follow-up single to "My Goddess," before their trek kicks off.
MTV Campus Invasion '03 Tour dates:
- 4/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln University (Fabolous and Talib Kweli)
- 4/23 - Columbia, SC @ University of South Carolina (Fabolous and Talib Kweli)
- 4/25 - St. Louis, MO @ St. Louis University (Fabolous and Talib Kweli)
- 4/26 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Southern University (Fabolous)
- 4/29 - Greenville, NC @ East Carolina University (Fabolous and Talib Kweli)
- 4/30 - Auburn, AL @ Auburn University (Fabolous and Talib Kweli)
- 5/3 - Towson, MD @ Towson University (Used, Exies and Finch)
- 5/4 - Albany, NY @ SUNY Albany (Used, Exies and Finch)
- 5/8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Cal State Dominguez Hills (Talib Kweli)
- 5/10 - Redlands, CA @ University of Redlands (Talib Kweli)
- 5/13 - Pomona, CA @ Cal State Pomona (Talib Kweli)