Christina Aguilera Picks Big Boi As The Opening Act For ‘The Liberation Tour’
Christina Aguilera fired up Twitter today (May 14) to let fans know who would be joining her on The Liberation Tour. “Been a fan for a long time,” the 37-year-old tweeted. “So excited to have [Big Boi] join me this fall.” While the crossover between their fanbases is likely to be minimal, the rap legend’s involvement is another sign that she’s prepping a hip-hop/R&B album. “To me, there’s nothing like an amazing hip-hop beat,” Legend X told Billboard. “At the end of the day, I am a soul singer.”
And that has been reflected by the album’s first two cuts. Mid-tempo club track, “Accelerate,” features Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz, while “Twice” is a soaring ballad penned by R&B singer Kirby. Liberation’s first, and possibly only, pop moment is likely to arrive later this week with the release of “Fall In Line,” a feisty duet with Demi Lovato. The Liberation Tour kicks off in Hollywood, Florida on September 25 and then crisscrosses the continent, before winding up in St. Petersburg, Florida on November 13. See Xtina’s announcement below.
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) May 13, 2018