Just three months after releasing his last album Oxnard, Anderson .Paak has confirmed he is ready to release another.
He announced Wednesday his new record, titled Ventura, will be out on April 12 via Aftermath Entertainment. It was executive produced by Dr. Dre and recorded during the same sessions as Oxnard, which was released in November.
To support the new music, .Paak has also revealed plans for a massive spring tour, with Thundercat joining him on every date while the likes of Mac DeMarco, Jessie Reyez, Earl Sweatshirt and Noname will also open for select dates.
"Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine," says .Paak in a note about the upcoming record. "One town over I went further and found my depth. The duality of each place inspired me greatly and from that I made two albums at the exact same time but held one back because that would have been too many songs to perform live for you all! I like ending things on an even number so welcome to Ventura."
Tickets for the tour go on sale next Friday (March 8) at 10 a.m. local time and each purchase will include a CD or digital copy of the new album, Ventura. Fans can also register now through this Saturday (March 2) for access to a Ticketmaster pre-sale.
See the dates below.
Anderson .Paak's tour schedule:
5/17 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater +
5/20 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica +
5/21 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met Philadelphia +
5/23 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena +
5/26 - Westbrook, ME (Portland) - Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row +
5/28 - Baltimore, MD - MECU Pavilion +
5/30 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden +
6/1 - Toronto, ON - RBC Echo Beach *
6/2 - Detroit, MI (Rochester Hills) - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre ^
6/4 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *
6/6 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater *
6/7 - Atlanta, GA - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park *
6/8 - New Orleans, LA - Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square *
6/11 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center #
6/12 - Dallas, TX (Irving) - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory #
6/14 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre +
6/16 - Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort +
6/19 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Forum +
6/20 - Seattle WA - WaMu Theater +
6/22 - Portland, OR - McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheatre +
6/27 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium +
Thundercat performing on all dates
+ Earl Sweatshirt also performing
* Noname also performing
# Mac DeMarco also performing
^ Jessie Reyez also performing