New York , New York (PressExposure) February 01, 2012 -- Capcom-Licensed rapper and teacher RANDOM, aka MEGA RAN is preparing to change the game once again, with the help of Florida's own WILLIE EVANS, JR, with the announcement of THE VS. TOUR. It is the first interactive tour combining musical performances with video gaming tournaments.
The VS. (Versus/Verses) Tour, will hit 14 venues, starting in Tempe, AZ on February 25 and ending on March 13 in Austin, TX, at the Nerdcore Showcase at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Every venue will be equipped with an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 for players anxious to get their hands on the new game, as well as previous iterations of Street Fighter and Tekken for the classic gamers.
"I'm looking forward to getting back on the road as always, and adding video games to the mix is a crushing combo. I just hope the fans go easy on me," Ran says.
Random and Willie Evans Jr will travel from town to town doing damage to not only microphones, but to controllers as well, on the new video game Street Fighter X Tekken, hitting stores March 6, 2012. Random is a Street Fighter fan, and Willie is a Tekken maniac, so expect some wild times on the road. The two are working on an exclusive tour-only EP, which will be available for purchase on the tour's kickoff date.
"I'm extremely excited to hit the road with Mega Ran and show the people what we're working on! I'm also extremely excited to punch fans in the face...on the game of course. "Willie Evans Jr says.
Joining them will be some of the biggest nerdy acts around: Adam Warrock, Kirby Krackle The OneUps and more.
The tour comes hot off the heels of an amazing 2011 year for both artists, as Random hit 44 dates with nerdcore superstar mc chris, and is returning from a week-long tour of Japan. Willie Evans Jr has seen his new release "Introducin'" receive praise from AOL, Fat Beats, Okayplayer and many more tastemakers. Willie himself was listed as one of the new faces of hip-hop in December's issue of Spin Magazine.
The video for his new single of the same name (http://youtu.be/RKCKR87J_bw) features cameos by hip-hop heroes Jean Grae and Pharoahe Monch. Willie also has an upcoming video for his second single "Nerd English" to be released this week.
Random's newest album, "Mega Ran 10," and the remix project "Black Materia: The Remixes" is available now.
Check out his new videos for "Lookin' Up"
and "Epoch," the quintessential gamers' anthem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbHdJBM_r3s
Fans who pre-order tickets will receive a special button and sticker packs ONLY made for pre-orders, and will get entered into a drawing to go to dinner with the gang after the show. This will truly be an interactive experience like no other.
For organizing interviews with the artists, contact Ms. L. Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vs Tour Dates:
2.24 Tempe, AZ @ Stray Cat w/Adam Warrock and Kirby Krackle
2.25 Tucson, AZ @ Vaudeville
2.27 Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
2.29 Madison, WI @ Inferno
3.2 Louisville, KY @ Louisville Arcade Expo w/Ricky Henry
3.3 Charlotte, NC @ Crown Station w/The ThoughtCriminals and Mr. Invisible
3.4 Columbia, SC @ Conundrum w/Adam Warrock and more
3.5 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree w/Adam Warrock and more
3.6 Jacksonville, FL w/Adam Warrock, Andy D and more
3.7 Orlando, FL @ The Geek Easy w/Adam Warrock and more
3.10 Fayetteville, AR @ Smoke and Barrel w/Adam Warrock and The OneUps
3.11 Ft. Worth, TX @ Aardvark w/Adam Warrock and MC Lunchboxx
3.12 Houston, TX @ Check Other Outfitters w/Adam Warrock and H.I.S.D.
3.13-3.17 Austin, TX @ SXSW Music Festival