Chingy has been diversifying his interests as of late, and he's starting off 2005 with three projects popping.
The St. Louis rapper, who recently released his sophomore set, Powerballin' (see "R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, David Banner On New Chingy Album"), plans to hit the road in January to support the album. Snoop Dogg will join the bill in Orlando, Florida, and DJ Quik is slated to join Chingy on selected dates throughout the trek.
In addition to the tour, Ching will be harnessing his inner Dame Dash to launch Mesmerize, his own flavored vodka, next year. The MC is also planning to release albums this year from a number of members of his Git It Boyz clique on his Slot-A-Lot Records.
Chingy tour dates, according to his publicist:
- 1/29 - Houston, TX @ T-Town
- 1/30 - Dallas, TX @ Club Blue
- 2/2 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
- 2/3 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (with Snoop Dogg)
- 2/4 - Washington, DC @ Dream
- 2/5 - Virginia Beach, VA @ The NorVa
- 2/9 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
- 2/10 - Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Theater
- 2/11 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
- 2/13 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
- 2/16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Phoenix Marquee Theater (with DJ Quik)
- 2/17 - San Diego, CA @ 4th & B
- 2/18 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (with DJ Quik)
- 2/20 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues (with DJ Quik)
- 2/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues (with DJ Quik)