Nelly 2021 Tour Announcement – Lil Bit of Music Tour Schedule
This fall, Nelly is continuing his “Lil Bit of Music” concert series, featuring the veteran rapper alongside country artist Jimmie Allen. You can next see Nelly on October 29th-31st at Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, CA, while performances continue through January 2022.
Nelly, born Cornell Iral Haynes Jr, is one of the most famous rappers of all time. That being said, he’s been rolling with the world’s most prominent country music artists since he resumed performing in summer 2021. In August, he rapped alongside Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett at the Feeding Nashville music festival… while playing next to Miranda Lambert and Luke Combs at Rock the South the following week.
This context is necessary to understand Nelly’s “Lil Bit of Music” concert series that began in the fall. It’s marketed as a “first-of-its-kind experience” that “showcases the on-stage fusion of country, hip hop, rap, and R&B with a distinctly ‘rock n’ roll’ presentation.” In simpler terms, it features Nelly’s hip-hop hits that dominated the 2000s, like “Grillz” and “Hot in Here,” along with opening acts that span all genres.
Of course, there are also Nelly’s country roots that one can’t ignore. 2020 marked the 20th anniversary of his debut album, Country Grammar, which combined pop and rap with Midwest hip-hop that hails from his Austin, TX, hometown. Named number 85 on Billboard’s list of the 200 Greatest Albums of All Time, this record established Nelly as one of the greatest rappers of the 2000s while celebrating his subtle country roots.
However, the 46-year-old was a bit less subtle with the release of his eighth album, 2021’s Heartland. His first album since 2013 took a country rap turn that turned heads from fans of both genres – featuring appearances by country heroes like Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, and Jimmie Allen. The current Nelly tour is named for the single “Lil Bit” featuring Florida Georgia Line, who he has also performed alongside in the past!
While the fusion of country and rap is more common today, Nelly took a significant risk when combining the two genres over twenty years ago. It worked out in his favor, establishing him as one of the greatest artists of the decade with a musical style all his own. Now he’s ready to kick up his heels with his country friends on the Lil Bit of Music concert series and hopes to see you on this Nelly tour!
Get your Nelly tickets today, available for the following dates!
Nelly 2021 – 2022 Tour Dates
October 31, 2021 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
November 2, 2021 – St. Louis, MO – Ballpark Village St. Louis
November 5, 2021 – Clive, IA – Horizon Events Center
November 6, 2021 – Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
November 10, 2021 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center
November 11, 2021 – New York, NY – Palladium Times Square
November 12, 2021 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
November 13, 2021 – Evansville, IN – Old National Events Plaza
November 14, 2021 – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
November 17, 2021 – Little Rock, AR – The Hall – Little Rock
November 18, 2021 – Fort Worth, TX – Billy Bobs
November 19, 2021 – San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens
November 20, 2021 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
November 26, 2021 – Tupelo, MS – BancorpSouth Arena
November 27, 2021 – Corbin, KY – The Corbin Arena
December 2, 2021 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
December 3, 2021 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
December 4, 2021 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
December 5, 2021 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
December 17, 2021 – Oshkosh, WI – Oshkosh Arena
December 19, 2021 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre Detroit
January 19, 2022 – Ralston, NE – Ralston Arena
January 20, 2022 – Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theatre
January 21, 2022 – Mankato, MN – Mayo Clinic Health Systems Event Center
January 22, 2022 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Alliant Energy PowerHouse
January 25, 2022 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater Kansas City
January 27, 2022 – Rio Rancho, NM – Rio Rancho Events Center
Nelly tickets are available on the secondary marketplace, TicketSales.com. Stay tuned for more announcements!