*T-Pain will leave the auto-tune at home when he hits the road this fall for his first-ever acoustic tour.
The singer, whose digitally enhanced vocals have powered such hits as “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin),” “Bartender” and “Can’t Believe It,” took only his God-given vocals and an acoustic guitar to NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series in 2014 in a performance that went viral.
Nearly three years later, T-Pain will embark on a six-city acoustic tour inspired by his Tiny Desk concert and will bring along rappers Smino and Felly as supporting acts.
T-Pain recently told NPR that his Tiny Desk performance “was a huge accomplishment for me” — it accumulated over 10 million views so far — and opened up new opportunities for the singer as well as a new audience.
“The love and respect I’ve received from my NPR performance has not only shown a different side of me to fans, but it also has introduced me to a whole different set of fans,” he continued. “All I see on social media is how all my fans want to see this in person, live, with their own eyes.”
T-Pain’s acoustic tour will begin October in San Francisco with stops in New York, Chicago, Boston and more.
View the dates below:
October 4 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
October 5 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
October 15 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
October 24 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
October 25 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
October 30 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
ICYMI: Watch T-Pain’s Tiny Desk concert below: