By Rob Markman
Tech N9ne is gearing up for a brand new tour and the Kansas City, Missouri, native plans to top last year's efforts. In 2011, he put on an impressive 82 shows in 85 days but this year he's aiming to give fans 90 shows in 99 days on his Hostile Takeover 2012 Tour, which begins in March.
"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," Tech Nina told XXLMag.com. "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."
Tech will be bringing MTV's 2011 Hottest Breakthrough MC Machine Gun Kelly, Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Stevie Stone and Prozak on the road with him for planned stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Las Vegas.
"It's a world-record-setting tour for hip-hop. I think it's a beautiful thing for all the ragers," Machine Gun Kelly said in a promotional video on XXL's website.
The energetic Tech delivers a headlining set that usually lasts about two hours, and that kind of performance takes a lot of preparation. Before his All 6's and 7's Tour last year, the Strange Music CEO talked to MTV News about what it takes to get into tour shape.
"You gotta take your Syntha-6 protein shakes, you gotta drink those, you gotta eat right. You gotta eat every two hours. You gotta try to get up to six times a day; I haven't even got up to four," Tech Nina told MTV News last June. "I have been workin' out with [a personal trainer] for like four months. So now I'm out here by myself, and I gotta get a jump rope, we already got the dumb bells, we already got the mats, we already got the medicine ball, and your voice, it just has to grow accustomed to yelling every night."