It has become increasingly common for musical acts to band together for tours built around some sort of connection between said artists. It’s the nature of the beast for acts that are no longer popular, necessarily, but still want to make a living. Touring has pretty much always been the real lifeblood of the music industry, in terms of making money, and these tours often get good reactions. One such tour, which seems to be getting a particularly good reaction, is the upcoming ‘I Love the ’90s‘ Tour.
As you can probably guess, this tour is a conglomeration of artists who were popular in the ’90s, and it’s a pretty intriguing group. You’ve got, according to USA Today, Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Young MC, All-4-One, Kid ‘n Play, and Color Me Badd. Other artists listed as appearing, according to ticket selling websites, include Tone Loc, Rob Base, Kool Moe D, and Biz Markie.
Now that’s what you call a nostalgia tour. It’s not surprising that some people are really geared up for this. Obviously, not all of these artists are on the same level, hits wise. Salt-N-Pepa or Coolio probably can put together a better set than Surf Ninjas star Tone Loc, or Biz Markie. What does he play after “Just a Friend,” you know? That’s probably not important, though. People are just going to be excited to see the Biz.
The 29 city tour is kicking off in Greenville, S.C., on April 15. The dream of the ’90s is alive, indeed.
(Via USA Today)