A$AP Rocky Is Coming For Your Energy: “That Gets Me Going”
A$AP Rocky kicks off his new LongLiveA$AP tour Friday (September 21), where he will make his case for the hardest working rapper on the road. The tour, which will include Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown and his A$AP Mob crew, will hit 47 markets in just 60 days.
The Harlem-bred rapper, who is also nominated for six BET Hip-Hop Awards, recently explained his live show philosophy.
“I love the crowd,” he told CBS Local. “That’s what gets me going. That’s where I get all the energy from. I just have to get them in tune with what I’m doing.”
A$AP recently opened the VMA Awards along with Rihanna, for his guest verse on Ri-Ri’s “Cockiness (Love It).” He shocked the crowd when he openly squeezed the pop stars butt on stage. It was one of the more memorable moments of the night.
“It really wasn’t no idea,” he told CBS Local. “It just happened.”
He said there was no major blowback from it and he downplayed the notion that it was a “moment” at all.
‘”I thought it was just one of those moments,” he said. “I didn’t know everyone was really talking about it.”
While he was at the VMAs, he explained to Hot 93.7 how he has collected such a diverse crowd that comes to see him perform.
“I grew up with Asian friends, black friends, white friends and Latin friends,” he said. “It’s not one ethnic crowd. I am talking to an era, a generation. I am not just talking to one class of people.”
Check out the complete list of the performances below to see where A$AP will be appearing next. —E. Parker, CBS Local
Sept. 21 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Sept. 22 Burlington, VT UVM Ballroom
Sept. 23 New Haven, CT Toads Place
Sept. 25 Norfolk, VA Norva Theater Sept.
26 Silver Springs, MD The Fillmore
Sept. 27 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
Sept. 28 Boston, MA House Of Blues
Sept. 29 Springfield, MA MassMutual Center
Sept. 30 Montreal, QC Le Métropolis
Oct. 02 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Oct. 03 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
Oct. 04 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
Oct. 05 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Oct. 06 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Oct. 07 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
Oct. 10 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater
Oct. 11 Chicago, IL Congress
Oct. 12 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Oct. 13 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Oct. 14 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
Oct. 15 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
Oct. 17 Salt Lake City, UT Complex’s Rockwell
Oct. 19 Pullman, WA Washington State U.
Oct. 20 Vancouver, BC The Vogue (SOLD OUT)
Oct. 21 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Oct. 22 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
Oct. 24 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Oct. 26 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium (SOLD OUT)
Oct. 27 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Oct. 28 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Oct. 29 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
Oct. 30 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theater
Oct. 31 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
Nov. 02 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Nov. 03 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov. 04 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Nov. 06 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Nov. 08 Miami, FL Fillmore Miami
Nov. 09 Orlando, FL The Beacham
Nov. 10 Tampa, FL The Ritz
Nov. 11 Tallahassee, FL Potbelly’s
Nov. 13 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
Nov. 14 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Nov. 15 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
Nov. 16 Richmond, VA National
Nov. 18 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory