After taking some time following the late 2015 release of This Thing Called Life, August Alsina started the year off strong and set a thirst trap for his fans with a trio of singles and visuals from his upcoming third album, Drugs. With his label woes seemingly resolved, we were only slightly worried that an official release date hadn't been revealed. But now that he's announced his headlining Don't Matter Tour, it's looking like Drugs will hit the streets in the very near future.
The tour, which begins on July 27th in San Antonio, TX, is currently scheduled to hit 23 major cities across the U.S. and Canada right up until Labor Day weekend. Joining Alsina for his summertime trek will be actor/singer Rotimi (who's currently opening for Wale on his Shine Tour) and singer/songwriter/producer Tone Stith. With fans clamoring to hear/see more from the NOLA native you can be sure that venues will be packed, so don't wait too long to purchase tickets. Check below for full list of dates. If you can't make it to any of the dates listed below, you can also catch him at the opening night (Friday, July 14th) of the
If you can't make it to any of the dates listed below, you can also catch August at the opening night (Friday, July 14th) of the 2017 Los Angeles Soul Music Festival with K. Michelle, Yuna, Ro James and more. Visit August Alsina's website for details and follow him on Twitter and Instagram for updates on the album release. Until then, "Drugs," "Wait," and "Lonely" are available for purchase right now.
On a related note, the artist gave cause for concern with a social media post over this past weekend that read (in part): "I've been living my life in so much dis-ease that I've literally created it within myself...But I am not afraid of this Agony because I know that God pulls us back to shoot us FORWARD...I have so much to share, until I do...Please say a prayer." We're not sure if this is a reference to his degenerative eye disease, overall stress, the recent loss of a close friend, family/personal drama or everything he's struggled to overcome in his troubled past. Either way, we're sending him positive vibes.