Last Fall, Anderson .Paak released the Dr. Dre-produced Oxnard. The funky, Africana and hip-hop record served to finally put .Paak on the map, especially with the Kendrick Lamar-assisted banger “Tints“.
Now, less than a year later, .Paak has announced a whole new LP titled Ventura. The new album will also feature production from Dr. Dre and be released via Aftermath Entertainment on April 12th. According to .Paak, Ventura was recorded during the same time as Oxnard.
“Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine. One town over, I went further and found my depth,” the artist said in a statement. “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.”
In addition to announcing Ventura, Anderson .Paak revealed that he will be going on tour beginning May 17th. The 21-date “The Best Teef in the Game” Tour will feature Thundercat as support at each show, with Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, Mac DeMarco and Jesse Reyez serving as additional openers on select dates. Tickets go on sale on March 8th and each online ticket purchase will include a CD or digital copy of Ventura.
You can check out the full list of “The Best Teef in the Game” Tour, below.
Anderson .Paak’s Best Teef in the Game Tour Dates
May 17 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater *
May 20 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica *
May 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia *
May 23 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena *
May 26 – Westbrook, ME (Portland) @ Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row *
May 28 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion *
May 30 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
June 1 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach **
June 2 – Detroit, MI (Rochester Hills) @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre ^
June 4 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island **
June 6 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater **
June 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park **
June 8 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square **
June 11 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center #
June 12 – Dallas, TX (Irving) @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory #
June 14 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
June 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort *
June 19 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum *
June 20 – Seattle WA @ WaMu Theater *
June 22 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheatre *
June 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
(Earl Sweatshirt *
Mac DeMarco #
Jessie Reyez ^)