After spending a few months away from the road as he prepares to release his major-label debut, Rolling Papers, Steelers superfan Wiz Khalifa is set to embark on a 17-city college tour aptly named the Green Carpet Tour.
The “Black and Yellow” MC’s latest tour is a joint effort in conjunction with non-profit Reverb and Pretty Polly Productions as part of its Campus Consciousness Tour series. Wiz will be joined by fellow Pittsburgh artist Mac Miller on the college trek starting April Fool’s Day in Raleigh, North Carolina, before ending the tour in his home state of Pennsylvania on April 26.
Wiz’s reputation for loving all things “green” precedes him, but this tour serves an even greater green purpose: It aims to promote environmental awareness by using clean burning biodiesel fuel to power his tour bus and only biodegradable and recyclable products backstage.
Wiz’s successful Waken Baken Tour of last year was just the start of a series of notable wins for the charismatic rapper. The 23-year old sensation is a nominee for the 2011 mtvU Woodie of the Year award, and Rolling Papers is set for a March 29 release. Before he heads out on his Green Carpet Tour, Wiz will perform on the evening of his album release at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom.
Dates for the Green Carpet Tour:
» April 1 – Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Amphitheater
» April 2 – Harrisonburg, VA @ James Madison University/ Convocation Center
» April 3 – Blacksburg, VA @ Virginia Tech University/ Burruss Auditorium
» April 4 – Ypsilanti, MI @ Eastern Michigan University/ Convocation Center
» April 6 – Bloomsburg, PA @ Bloomsburg University/ Nelson Fieldhouse
» April 7 – Kingston, RI @ University of Rhode Island/ Ryan Center
» April 8 – Durham, NH @ University of New Hampshire/ Whittemore Center
» April 13 – Dekalb, IL @ Northern Illinois University/ Convocation Center
» April 14 – West Lafayette, IN @ Purdue University/ Sigma Nu Lawn
» April 15 – Bloomington, IN @ Indiana University/ Sigma Alpha Mu/ZBT Lot
» April 16 – Champaign, IL @ University of Illinois/Assembly Hall
» April 19 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Nova Southeastern University/ Area at Don Taft U
» April 20 – Orlando, FL @ University of Central Florida/ UCF Arena
» April 21 – Tallahassee, FL @ Florida State University/ Leon County Civic Center
» April 22 – Auburn, AL @ Auburn University/ Lambda Chi Alpha Lawn
» April 26 – State College, PA @ Penn State University/ Bryce Jordan Center