Platinum selling Los Angeles recording group Cali Swag District (Smoove, Yung, JayAre and M-Bone) will be joining Nelly on the Blizzard Music tour which kicks off March 1st. The 'Teach Me How To Dougie' rappers were added as special guests to the 10 tour dates below and will be performing hits from their forthcoming debut album "The KickBack" due in stores this February.
"We're honored to share the stage with a reputable artist like Nelly," says Yung. "We have an amazing show prepared and will show people that we have so much more incredible music beyond the Dougie."
Cali Swag District's debut single "Teach Me How To Dougie" turned a dance originally created by legendary rapper Doug E. Fresh into a pop culture phenomenon that had everyone including Ellen DeGeneres, Barbara Walters, CNN 'Situation Room' host Wolf Blitzer, Wendy Williams, the cast ofGlee, Oliver Stone, Mo'Nique, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, and Kim Kardashian celebrating and doing their own translation of the Dougie.
While 2010 was the 'year of the Dougie' as reported by Wall Street Journal, 2011 is proving to be very fruitful for the Inglewood natives. Yung, Smoove, JayAre and M-Bone have recently released their new single "KickBack" which has been shooting up the urban airplay chart. And the accompanying music video for 'KickBack' has already been added to MTV Jams and Fuse rotation and will premiere as the 'New Joint' on BET's 106 and Park.In addition, the group has confirmed a half-time performance of 'Teach Me How To Dougie' at this year's ESPN's Celebrity Game during NBA All Star Weekend.
The Blizzard Music Tour commences on March 1, 2011 in South Dakota, and wraps March 13, 2011 in Wyoming. Get your Dougie on at one of the tour dates listed below:
March 1 Brooking, SD Swiftel Centre
March 3 South Fargo, ND Scheels Arena
March 4 Waterloo, IA McElroy Auditorium
March 5 Lincoln, NE Pershing Auditorium
March 6 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Centre
March 7 Rapid City, IA Rushmore Plaza Fine Arts Theatre
March 8 Helena, MT Lewis & Clark Country Fairgrounds
March 10 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
March 11 Kennewick, WA Toyota Centre
March 13 Casper, WY Casper Events Centre