New Boyz Join Chris Brown On Upcoming Tour
Legacy and Ben J of The New Boyz
Ben J and Legacy of The New Boyz continue their successful pop takeover by joining Chris Brown on his upcoming national tour.
The recent graduates have become the ambassadors of the “jerk” counter-culture, marked by loud colors and form-fitting garb (and most notably, their notorious skinny jeans).
“This is us,” says Ben J. “We’re showing a different side of hip-hop and a different style from the West Coast. We’ve never been worried about the haters or critics.”
When the duo’s debut song “You’re A Jerk” hit the internet earlier this summer, the group had no idea how fast the track would pick up. Within days of uploading, youth across the country were recording hundreds of videos imitating the fancy footwork prompting other viewers to virally one-up their cyber counterparts with their own videos.
Not bad for two teens who initially recorded the song in their closet. Tour-mate Chris Brown even got in on the action uploading acrobatic videos with jerk dancing associates Scooter “Lil Scoot” Smiff and Mijo. Check out the video below:
The New Boyz’ debut album, Skinny Jeans & A Mic (which might be a good name for this tour) was released in September.
Their current single “Tie Me Down” featuring Ray J just landed the #2 debut at radio and is currently #1 at Music Choice with over 1.6 million orders to date.
Check out Boss Lady with New Boyz in one of their first video interviews:
“FAN APPRECIATION” TOUR DATES:
SAT 11/14 Houston, TX House of Blues
SUN 11/15 Dallas, TX Palladium
WED 11/18 Los Angeles, CA Avalon
THU 11/19 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
FRI 11/20 Miami, FL Charity Event
SUN 11/22 Richmond, VA Landmark
WED 11/25 Detroit, MI Royal Oak
THU 11/26 Chicago, IL House of Blues
SUN 11/29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
TUE 12/1 Orlando, FL House of Blues
WED 12/2 Atlanta, GA CenterStage
FRI 12/4 Washington, DC Warner Theater
SAT 12/5 Providence, RI Lupo’s
SUN 12/6 Boston, MA House of Blues
WED 12/9 Sayreville, NJ Starland
FRI 12/11 Baltimore, MD Gilliam-Morgan State U
SAT 12/12 Walling Ford, CT Chevrolet Theatre
SUN 12/13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
TUE 12/15 New York, NY Nokia
Tickets for the tour are available now on www.ticketmaster.com.