Big Freedia to Bounce Across North America on Fall Tour

Big Freedia to Bounce Across North America on Fall Tour
Get ready to move, because New Orleans bounce icon Big Freedia will be liberating the booty-popping sounds of her recent debut LP Just Be Free this fall on her upcoming North American tour.

The Queen of Bounce and her backup dancers, the Divas, are set to "Explode" at their upcoming club and festival appearances, which take place between August and October. The troupe take things up to Canada a couple of times, with shows scheduled in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver in October.

The artist, who also stars in the TV show Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, revealed that the tour is a tribute to her mother, Vera Louise Mason Ross-Johnson, who passed away earlier this spring. Freedia said in a statement that the tour is a "celebration of my mom's life," and the timing of the trip so soon after her mother's passing "makes for a lot of emotion that I will bring to the stage."

Tour dates:

08/09 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands

08/30 Seattle, WA -Bumbershoot

09/12 New York, NY - Summer Stage *

09/13 Austin, TX -Stargayzer Festival

09/19 Denver, CO - Riot Fest

09/21 Los Angeles, CA - Sunset Strip Music Fest

09/27 Shreveport, LA - Fatty's

09/28 Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree

09/29 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West

09/30 Ashville, NC - New Mountain

10/01 Durham, NC -Intrepid Life

10/02 Washington DC - Howard

10/03 Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle

10/05 Boston, MA - Sinclair

10/07 Montreal, QC - Il Motore

10/08 Toronto, ON - Hoxton

10/09 Detroit, MI - Loving Touch

10/10 Chicago, IL - Concord Theater

10/11 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock

10/12 Milwaukee, WI - Matt Pabst

10/15 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

10/19 Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt

10/25 Honolulu, HI - Hallowbaloo Festival

10/31 New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music Experience

* with Chromeo