Fashawn Preps Tour With Evidence, New Mixtape

Fashawn is ready to hit the road with cohorts Evidence and Curt@!n$.

Kicking off on Wednesday, February 16 in Santa Barbara, CA the 2010 XXL Freshman continue on to make 17 more stops throughout the West Coast.

In related news, Fash’s new mixtape, Higher Learning 2, is slated to arrive on XXLmag.com the same day that the tour begins.

You may recall that the Cali native premiered Ode to Illmatic on XXLMag.com last June. HL2 highlights a batch of new material from the fast rising lyricist, including the J Dilla-inspired “Closer.” In commemoration of what would have been Dilla’s 37th birthday, Fashawn recorded an homage over the late producer’s “So Far To Go.”

Consult the Higher Learning Tour dates below to see if Fashawn and friends are coming to a venue near you. —Henry Adaso

Feb. 16 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones

Feb. 19 – Tempe, AZ – Red Owl

Feb. 20 – Durange, CO – Abbey Theater

Feb.22 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theater

Feb. 23 – Denver, CO – Cervantes

Feb. 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluxe

Feb. 26 – Boise, ID – The Reef

Feb. 28 – Vancouver, B.C. – Fortune

Mar. 1 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo

Mar. 2 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge

Mar. 3 – Eugene, OR – Wow Hall

Mar. 4 – Portland, OR – The Backspace

Mar. 5 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Vet’s Hall

Mar. 6 – Sacramento, CA – Colonial Theater

Mar. 7 – Crystal Bay, NV – Cal/Neva

Mar. 9 – San Francisco, CA – 330 Ritch

Mar. 10 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

Mar. 11 – Modesto, CA – Fat Cat

Mar. 12 – Visalia, CA – Howie and Sons