Big Freedia Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts
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Category New Orleans Bounce Music
About Big Freedia
Big Freedia (pronounced “FREE-da”), known as the Queen of Bounce, is at the forefront of the Bounce rap movement (a subgenre of hip-hop born out of New Orleans and known for its call and response style and lightening speed booty-shaking dance). Performing five out of seven nights in any given week with dancers she calls The Divas, Big Freedia’s show is nothing short of dazzling. She tours every city in America from New York to San Francisco and is always a favorite at festivals such as Electric Forest, Hangout Fest, FunFunFun Fest, SXSW, and Bonnaroo, among many others. Gay and proud, Big Freedia asserts that her (Freedia is a he but uses the feminine pronoun for her stage persona) sexuality has little to do with her music. "All types of people—gay, straight, rich, poor, black, white come to my shows. People just wanna get out and shake their azzzz and have a good time!” Big Freedia has gone from a local New Orleans phenomenon to a national one over the past two years. After appearing in two episodes of HBO series ‘Treme’ [as herself] and in 2010, she released her debut EP on Scion A/V Presents: Big Freedia, produced by NOLA producer BlaqNmilD. The EP featured notables “Excuse” and “Almost Famous; other fan-favorites include “Gin in my System” “Azz Everwhere” and “Y’all Get Back Now.” Adding to her catalog, this year she released “Nah Who Mad” and “Booty Whop,” and she was featured on Spank Rock’s Everything is Boring and Everyone is a Fucking Liar LP, on the track “Nasty.” This January, Freedia made her television network debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! She appeared on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” FADERTV, PITCHFORK TV and has been lauded in press outlets such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Fader, RollingStone.com, SPIN, OffBeat, Chicago Tribune, Columbia Spectator, Pheonix New Times, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times, LA Weekly, among many other media outlets. Always pushing artistic boundaries, this year Big Freedia went hi-tech by releasing the Big Freedia Booty Battle Video Game, which Forbes magazine covered, calling it “…everything a great game should be.” Raised on Josephine Street in uptown New Orleans, Big Freedia, born Freddie Ross, was raised by his mother, a hairdresser, and stepfather, a truck driver for Coca-Cola. When Freddie was 15, the family moved to a more upscale neighborhood in New Orleans. Freddie—along with his brother Adam and sister Crystal Ross—were immersed in music at home by their mother, who often sang along to her Gladys Knight and Patty LaBelle records around the house. But it was the Baptist church choir where a young Freddie flourished. ”My mother made sure I never missed practice,” recalls Freedia. It’s no wonder that by the time he was 18, Freedia moved from member to director of the choir. A product of the hip-hop generation, Freedia was rocking RUN DMC, Salt ‘n Pepa and Adidas Shell Tops as a teenager. One night in 1991 he heard "Where Dey At" by MC T Tucker, (what many believe to be the first recorded Bounce track) and he was transfixed. After starting as a back-up dancer for Katey Red, the original “Sissy Bounce” rapper, Freedia knew Bounce was his calling and eventually broke out on his own. Big Freedia is in the studio wrapping up her new ep Queen of Bounce and her first TV series, Queen of Bounce will air this Oct on Fuse TV. Finally, in the works is her DVD: Big Freedia Presents: Twerk Bounce & Pop, featuring real Bounce dance instruction from Big Freedia and some of her best and noted Divas.Follow on Bandsintown
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Concerts & Tour Date Information
Is Big Freedia on tour?
Yes, Big Freedia is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Big Freedia concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Big Freedia tour is scheduled for 5 dates across 4 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.
How many upcoming tour dates is Big Freedia scheduled to play?
Big Freedia is scheduled to play 5 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.
When does the Big Freedia tour start?
Big Freedia’s tour starts Apr 27, 2024 and ends on Jul 07, 2024. They will play 4 cities; their most recent concert was held in New Orleans at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and their next upcoming concert will be in Oakland at Mosswood Park.
What venues is Big Freedia performing at?
As part of the Big Freedia tour, Big Freedia is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:
2024 Tour Dates:
Apr 27 - New Orleans, LA @ Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
Apr 28 - Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater
May 02 - New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
May 19 - Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station
Jul 07 - Oakland, CA @ Mosswood Park