The 2018 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is all set to kick off in April, and when it does, it will be led by the ascendant Smokepurpp. On Tuesday (March 6), the brand announced the rapper as the headliner for the forthcoming tour.

Purpp is coming off one of the more successful 2017's of any rap game upstart, and his selection as Monster Energy's tour headliner probably means he isn't slowing down any time soon. Also, his debut mixtape, Deadstar, definitely still slaps.

"As with past Outbreak headliners, we continuously strive to showcase not only emerging artists coming into their own, but artists that display that rare ability to reshape pop culture through music," says Monster Energy Outbreak Tour founder Steve Glazer. "This year will be no exception as we're thrilled to announce Smokepurpp, one of the most talented and exciting upstarts in the game, as our headliner."

For his part, Purpp is just as excited. "This past year has been LIT! I’m excited to hit every stage in every city and connect with my fans. After those crowds get to see me live the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour will never be the same again! ESKEEETITT!"

Tickets for the 2018 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour are all set to go on sale this Friday (March 9) at 10 a.m. local time at www.outbreakpresents.com.

Check out the dates for the tour below.

2018 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Dates

April 19—Orlando, Fla.—The Social
April 20—Atlanta, Ga.—Buckhead Theatre
April 21—Greensboro, N.C.—Cone Denim Entertainment Center
April 23—Philadelphia, Pa.—Theatre of Living Arts
April 24—Silver Spring, Md.—Fillmore Silver Spring
April 25—New York, N.Y.—Irving Plaza
April 27—Buffalo, N.Y.—Town Ballroom
April 28—Pawtucket, R.I.—The Met
April 29—Boston, Ma.—Paradise Rock Club
May 1—Toronto, Ont.—Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 2—Detroit, Mich.—St. Andrew's Hall
May 3—Chicago, Ill.—Patio Theater
May 4—St. Louis, Mo.—Old Rock House
May 5—Birmingham, Ala.—Zydeco
May 7—Oklahoma City, Okla.—Tower Theatre
May 8—Lawrence, Kan.—Granada Theatre
May 9–Lincoln, Neb.—Bourbon Theatre
May 11—Boulder, Colo.—Boulder Theatre
May 12—Miami, Fla.—Rolling Loud Festival Miami
May 15—Fresno, Calif.—Strummer's
May 16—Sacramento, Calif.—Ace of Spades
May 17—San Francisco, Calif.—Regency Ballroom
May 18—Los Angeles, Calif.—Belasco Theater
May 19—San Diego, Calif.—Soma
May 20—Sun Phoenix, Ariz.—The Van Buren
May 22—Austin, Texas—The Mohawk
May 23—Dallas, Texas—House of Blues
May 24—Houston, Texas House of Blues

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