Nelly knows what’s up. Nelly knows it’s spring, and soon it’ll be summer. And because it’s getting hot in herre, Nelly’s coming to help take off your clothes. Or his own. I don’t really know.
Usually nostalgia tours piss me off but Nelly and I go way back. In fact I’d say that Country Grammar was the first ever non-Eminem rap track that I truly loved. I have memories of dancing to it at many barmitzvahs and batmitzvahs when I was 11 – 13 and still years off from properly discovering hip-hop.
Anyway, the point is that Nelly’s touring, and it’s going to be silly and a bit weird, and it might even get cancelled, as seems to be the way for many ill-fated hip-hop nostalgia tours. But if it goes ahead, it’ll probably be pretty fun nonetheless.
The news follows the recent announcement of R&B Fridays Live, a massive nostalgia tour featuring Nelly, Mya, 112, Blackstreet, TLC and basically every other 90s R&B one-hit wonder you can think of, so basically it’s going to be your favourite compilation album IRL.
While he hasn’t released too much new music lately, Nelly has been in the throes of reality TV, as part of Real Husbands of Hollywood and his very own BET series Nellyville.
Frontier Touring will hold a 24 hour pre-sale for members from September 27 at 12pm AEST. General public tickets will be on sale from September 29 at 10am local time in Australia and 1pm local time in NZ. More details can be found here.
Thurs Nov 17: Metro Theatre, Sydney
Wed Nov 23: Discovery, Darwin
Sat Nov 26: TRAK, Melbourne
Tues Nov 29: Vector Arena, Auckland (with Blu Cantrell & Blackstreet)
Wed Nov 30: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch (with Blu Cantrell & Blackstreet)