Wiz Khalifa is constantly on the road, and with every tour and each city he visits, the Pittsburgh MC picks up more and more fans. Now, Wiz is set to embark on his aptly-titled Rolling Papers Tour , with his artist Chevy Woods and Detroit’s Big Sean joining him. Wiz is fully aware that his fanbase has not only grown, but evolved. When MTV News caught up with him on his tour bus backstage at Bamboozle, he said his fans aren’t just the cool kids anymore.
“Before, it was all of the cool crowd or just the kids that were up on what was new. We kind of all dressed the same and looked the same and were into the same things,” Wiz explained. “It kind of spread: a lot more females, a lot of different ages of people. There was a kid that I’m sure was 12 years old, singing every word pointing at me, so that in itself is really powerful.”
The Rolling Papers Tour kicks off June 12 in Missouri and lasts through early August. And while Wiz is still enjoying the fruits of success from his latest single, “Roll Up,” he already knows what the next single off his album will be.
“The third single on there is going to be ’No Sleep.’ That’s why we put it out on iTunes earlier, just to go ahead, to get people ready for it,” Wiz said. “It goes crazy when we perform it,” he added. “Right now, we just continuing with ’Roll Up.’ It’s still doing what it’s doing at radio. It’s building and it’s selling so many more copies. We’re going to wait a little bit and then probably do a video for ’No Sleep.’
Rolling Papers Tour additional dates; for a complete schedule, visit Wiz’s website:
» June 14 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
» June 16 – Minneapolis , MN @ Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
» July 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park
» July 16 – Orlando, FL @ Club At Firestone
» July 17 – Saint Augustine, FL @ St. Augustune Amphitheatre
» July 28 – Portland, ME @ Mainse State Pier
» July 31 – Champlain,VT @ Champlain Valley Expo — Midway Lawn
» Aug. 2 – Indianapolis, IN @ The lawn @ White River State Park
» Aug. 4 – Lewiston, NY @ Earl W Brydges Artpark
» Aug. 5 – Pontiac, MI @ Phoenix Amphitheatre
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