2 Chainz and Pusha T will hit the road together in 2014. The "2 Good to Be T.R.U." tour – which draws its name from 2 Chainz' recent albums Based on a T.R.U. Story and B.O.A.T.S. II #Me Time – will begin in February and run until late March, spanning arenas and theaters across North America.
2 Chainz gets philosophical about the trek in a press release. "The best way to describe my tour is to reference a quote from Niccolo Machiavelli, author of The Prince, who once said, 'Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are,'" he says. "2 G.O.O.D. 2 Be T.R.U." The rapper previously hinted at a new tour last month during a red-carpet interview at the 2013 American Music Awards: "Be looking out for more progression and prosperity," he said. "I believe in growth and development."
The rapper's current tour hit a speed bump back in September, when police in Oklahoma discovered a host of weapons (a 12-gauge pump shotgun, two semi-automatic pistols, a partial box of ammunition) and drugs (prescription and unprescribed painkillers and marijuana residue) on his tour bus. 2 Chainz and 10 others were arrested after a nine-hour standoff; they were charged with obstructing a police officer and were released after paying $2,000 apiece in bail.
2 Chainz blasted the cops in an interview with Rolling Stone. "It's something that, essentially, a public defender could beat," he said. "I could actually take myself to trial for a lot of this shit. . . I don't want to waste the taxpayers' money on this. Because, guess what? I pay a fucking lot of taxes!"
The full dates for the "2 Good to Be T.R.U." tour are below:
02-04 Boston, MA - House of Blues *^
02-05 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom *^
02-07 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre *^
02-08 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom *^
02-10 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *^
02-12 Boise, ID - Revolution Center *^
02-13 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo *^
02-18 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *^
02-20 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory *^
02-21 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium *^
02-22 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint *^
02-28 Saint Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena *^
03-01 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Theatre *^
03-02 Cincinnati, OH - Bank of Kentucky *^
03-13 Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom *^
03-14 Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center *^
03-17 Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live *^
03-18 Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach *^
03-20 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte *^
03-22 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre *^
03-24 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *^
* with Pusha-T
^ with August Alsina