Up-and-coming phenom Wale was recently asked by DJ Mark Ronson to join him on an overseas tour. From small clubs to huge festivals, the experience looks to be very promising for D.C.’s Wale.
“My manager got an early morning call from Mark Ronson asking if I’d like to go on tour with him in the UK to help promote his new album Versions,” Wale told HipHopGame. “It’s Mark Ronson, so you know if he’s going to be involved, then it’s going to be great. I’ve never been to the UK, but I know I have fans over there. I’m so excited to be part of something this big in another country that is a little more forward-thinking than the U.S.”
Wale also hopes the experience will help him expand his fanbase. “I am trying to capture t hat Dizzee Rascal, Streets, Lily Allen fanbase over there,” he says. “I can’t think of a better opportunity than doing that under the umbrella of Mark Ronson.”
Wale is currently putting the finishing touches on his latest mixtape Hundred Miles And Runnin’, which is scheduled for release in May or June.
May 11 2007 10:00P - Ramshackle at Carling Academy Bristol - DJ Bristol
May 12 2007 10:00P - World HQ - DJ Newcastle
May 16 2007 8:00P - Life Cafe - In Concert Manchester
May 17 2007 8:00P - Bloomsbury Ballroom - In Concert London
May 20 2007 8:00P - Radio One BIG WEEKEND Preston
Jun 10 2007 8:00P - Lochness Rockness Festival - In Concert Scotland
Jun 15 2007 8:00P - London Wireless Festival - In Concert London
Jun 17 2007 8:00P - Leeds Wireless Festival - In Concert Leeds
Reported by Brian Kayser