Lil Nas X to go on his first tour starting this September

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Lil Nas X exploded onto the music scene in 2019 and was ubiquitous for a while there, making headline after headline and hit after hit. His EP, 7, was nominated for a Grammy in 2020 and he released his debut studio album, Montero, in fall 2021. And he did some seriously inspired promo for the album and its singles.

After stepping back (or at least not posting on IG) for a few months, Lil Nas X just made an exciting announcement. He’ll be heading out on his first ever headliner, the Long Live Montero tour, in September. The 20-date tour starts out in the U.S. and Canada before heading to Europe and the U.K.

Lil Nas X is gearing up for his first headlining tour as the 20-date Long Live Montero North American and European trek kicks off at Detroit’s The Fillmore on Sept. 6.

With stops in Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and more, the tour will span through November where Lil Nas X will perform shows in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Paris, among others, before wrapping in Barcelona, Spain on November 17.

General sale for the North American leg of the tour will begin on Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. local time. On-sale for European dates begins Friday, May 6th at the same time. A pre-sale via Cash App will start April 27 at 10 a.m. ET and wrap April 28 at 10 p.m. ET.

Lil Nas X shared Montero in September 2021 featuring the controversy-stirring singles “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Industry Baby” featuring Jack Harlow. Always one to embrace the squabbling, Lil Nas X brought a literal chorus of haters when he performed both tracks, and “Dead Right,” as part of a medley at the 2022 Grammy Awards.

While Lil Nas X will be touring in support of Montero this year, back in March he appeared to tease an imminent follow-up after he returned to Twitter following a three-month absence. Nas X described the hiatus as “maternity leave,” and in the midst of a characteristically wild posting spree shared screenshots of two songs, “Late to the Party” featuring Youngboy, and “Down Souf Hoes,” featuring Saucy Santana,” and asked fans which song they wanted first. When asked if the tracks were going to appear on a deluxe edition of Montero, Lil Nas X said that he’s “close to finished” on a new album.

[From Rolling Stone]

I was a little surprised to read it was his first tour because it seems like he has been around for longer, but he only just released his first album and the past two years were not exactly conducive to touring. If Lil Nas X’s past live performances are any indication, this tour is going to be fantastic. He puts so much effort into the set, staging, costumes, and choreography for short VMA and BET and Grammy performances, so I expect he will go all out for his own very first tour. His videos have really cool and interesting concepts that he may carry over. (That hot locker room scene from the “That’s What I Want” video may not work well on stage, but one can hope). Lil Nas X is a fantastic and compelling performer and just a really great dancer. There will definitely be some good dance breaks! One of my friends and I just planned to get tickets to this. I’m super excited to see him perform live and think it will be really special.

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