Grammy Winner Lupe Fiasco Releases Debut Single 'Old School Love'
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Grammy Award winning, platinum selling recording artist Lupe Fiasco has released "Old School Love" featuring Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Ed SHeeran, the lead single off Lupe's forthcoming album Tetsuo and Youth due out early 2014.
The release of "Old School Love" featuring Ed SHeeran comes in partnership with Clear Channel across all of their Rhythmic Radio properties and will extend into many of their Top 40 markets starting today, Monday, October 14. In addition to on-air support of the Lupe Fiasco track, the reach will be felt online as well across all participating Clear Channel station websites. The track will also be available today with all digital retailers.
This fall, Lupe will head out on the 32-city "Tetsuo and Youth Preview" headline tour starting on November 2nd in Atlanta, GA at Center Stage. The tour will cut across the U.S. with dates on the West coast, Midwest and wrapping up in Baltimore on December 15th at Rams Head Live. Lupe will play major markets, including, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Boston as well as back-to-back shows at New York City's Irving Plaza on December 9th and 10th.
Tickets for the tour are currently available at http://www.lupefiasco.com/tour
While on tour, Lupe will also perform tracks from his critically acclaimed catalogue, including smash hits "Superstar" ft. Matthew Santos, "The Show Goes On," "Out of My Head" ft. Trey Songz and songs from his latest release Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part 1. The September 2012 album debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart and features tracks such as the much discussed "Bitch Bad," the lyrically electrifying "Lamborghini Angels" and Lupe's platinum selling single "Battle Scars" featuring Guy Sebastian. Critics heralded the album for being one of the most thought provoking and relevant hip-hop albums of the year. USA Today gave the album four out of four stars while the Associated Press proclaimed Lupe "raps masterfully on [Food & Liquor 2]."
Lupe Fiasco, once named GQ Magazine's "Man of the Year" and Rolling Stone Magazine's "Artist to Watch," has been praised since his breakout hit "Kick Push" in 2006 for his philosophical, sharp and dynamic lyrics. His debut album Food & Liquor reached No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and subsequent album The Cool attained RIAA Gold certification. His next album LASERS debuted as the #1 album in the country and achieved another RIAA Gold certification.
Tetsuo & Youth Tour Dates:
|11/2||Atlanta, GA||Center Stage|
|11/3||Nashville, TN||War Memorial Auditorium|
|11/5||New Orleans, LA||Tipitina's|
|11/6||Dallas, TX||Granada Theater|
|11/7||Houston, TX||Warehouse Live - Ballroom|
|11/8||Austin, TX||Fun Fun Fun Festival|
|11/10||Tucson, AZ||Rialto Theatre|
|11/11||Tempe, AZ||The Marquee|
|11/13||San Diego, CA||House of Blues|
|11/14||West Hollywood, CA||House of Blues|
|11/16||Anaheim, CA||House of Blues|
|11/17||San Francisco, CA||Warfield Theater|
|11/19||Seattle, WA||Showbox SoDo|
|11/20||Portland, OR||Roseland Theater|
|11/21||Vancouver, BC||Vogue Theatre|
|11/23||Salt Lake City, UT||The Depot|
|11/24||Denver, CO||Ogden Theatre|
|11/26||Chicago, IL||House of Blues|
|11/27||Madison, WI||Orpheum Theater - Madison|
|11/29||Niagara Falls, NY||Rapids Theatre|
|11/30||Kalamazoo, MI||Kalamazoo State Theatre|
|12/1||Royal Oak, MI||Royal Oak Music Theatre|
|12/3||Boston, MA||House of Blues|
|12/4||Philadelphia, PA||Electric Factory|
|12/6||Providence, RI||Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel|
|12/7||Montclair, NJ||Wellmont Theatre|
|12/9||New York, NY||Irving Plaza|
|12/10||New York, NY||Irving Plaza|
|12/11||Washington, DC||9:30 Club|
|12/13||Huntington, NY||The Paramount|
|12/14||New Haven, CT||Toad's Place|
|12/15||Baltimore, MD||Rams Head Live|