On Monday (January 24), McCoy announced the details of his Sgt. Schlepper's Who Needs Hearts Club Band Tour (good name, BTW), a North American jaunt that kicks off March 17 in Toronto and crisscrosses the continent before wrapping up April 3 in Seattle. Joining him on the trek will be his good pal Pete Wentz — who will be taking his new Black Cards project out on the road for their first full-scale tour — rappers Donnis and XV, and hip-hop/funk collective Bad Rabbits.
An exclusive pre-sale begins Tuesday, along with special VIP packages that include a ticket, a meet-and-greet with McCoy and, according to a press release from Atlantic Records, "a Travie piggy-bank (for all the future Billionaires)." For more information about pre-sales and VIPs, head over to the tour's ticketing site or McCoy's website. All remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday.
In addition to his upcoming tour, McCoy is set to enter the studio with his group Gym Class Heroes to put the finishing touches on The Papercut Chronicles II, their first album since 2008's The Quilt. In late 2009, McCoy told MTV News that the new GCH album is shaping up to be a return to their early days (as evidenced by the title), saying, "It's definitely going back to the essence of Gym Class Heroes, which is four dudes sitting in a room, vibing off each other and making organic, dark metal."
Dates for Travie McCoy's Sgt. Schlepper's Who Needs Hearts Club Band Tour:
» 3/17 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
» 3/18 - Montreal, QC @ Le National
» 3/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
» 3/20 - Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
» 3/22 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
» 3/23 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
» 3/24 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
» 3/25 - Chicago, IL @ The Metro
» 3/26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
» 3/27 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
» 3/28 - Denver, CO @ Summit Theatre
» 3/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
» 3/31 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
» 4/1 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
» 4/2 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
» 4/3 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Will you check out Travie and Pete on tour? Let us know in the comments!