Hopefully, any kinks that have plagued some of his previous shows will be ironed out before the tour gets started. The knock on Sean (aside from being a pretty boy) is that his stage shows aren't consistently entertaining throughout the set. He can start strong and entice crowds with his radio singles and mixtape favorites, but he inevitably loses crowds somewhere in the set and gets borderline boring. A mediocre review of his performance just last week at the Virgin Mobile FreeFest can attest to that.
Regardless, he's got three weeks to figure everything out as he'll mostly being playing large theaters and concert venues that will demand arena-like performances or fall flat. I can't help but wonder why he's only playing three shows in the South.
Check the tour dates below and click here for more information on tickets.
Oct. 2: Asheville, N.C. - Orange Peel
Oct. 4: Greensboro, N.C. - Green Street Music
Oct. 5: Richmond, Va. - The National
Oct. 7: Sayreville, N.J. - Starland Ballroom
Oct. 9: New York, N.Y. - Best Buy Theatre
Oct. 11: Lancaster, Penn. - Chameleon Club
Oct. 12: Pittsburgh, Penn. - Altar Bar
Oct. 14: Norfolk, Va. - Old Dominion University
Oct. 15: New Britian, Conn. - Central Connecticut State University
Oct. 24: Clarksville, Tenn. - Austin Peay State University
Oct. 29: Kalamazoo, Mich. - Kalamazoo State Theatre
Nov. 1: Cincinnati, Ohio - Madison Theater
Nov. 2: Columbus, Ohio - Newport Music Hall
Nov. 3: Columbia, Mo. - University of Missouri
Nov. 4: Chicago, Ill. - Metro
Nov. 5: Madison, Wis. - Orpheum
Nov. 7: Minneapolis, Minn. - First Avenue
Nov. 8: Des Moines, Iowa - People's Court
Nov. 9: Iowa City, Iowa - Blue Moose
Nov. 10: Omaha, Neb. - The Waiting Room
Nov. 11: Boulder, Colo. - Fox Theatre
Nov. 12: Denver, Colo. - The Summit
Nov. 14: Salt Lake City, Utah - Complex
Nov. 16: Pullman, Wash. - Washington State University
Nov. 17: Seattle, Wash. - Showbox Market
Nov. 18: Portland, Wash. - Roseland Theatre
Nov. 20: Eugene, Ore. - Wow Hall
Nov. 22: San Francisco, Calif. - Regency
Nov. 23: Santa Ana, Calif. - The Galaxy
Nov. 25: Los Angeles, Calif. - The Music Box
Speaking of pretty boy, here's a recent freestyle* that Big Sean kicked on the Tim Westwood show in London that just hit the web a few days ago.
*Does anyone actually freestyle anymore or do people just spit writtens that haven't been recorded yet?