Snoop Dogg has jumped onto the Suez Canal hype train for his latest endeavour.
The iconic rapper will team up with shipping giants Evergreen for the first ever cargo ship live music tour. The Smoke Up on the Seas Tour will see Dogg – real name Calvin Broadus Jr. – head to different points along the Malaysia to Rotterdam route for thirteen dates spanning two and a half weeks.
The shows promise to be wet, wild and – thanks to international waters – absolutely lawless. Among the highlights is a two-night residency off the coast of Mogadishu, as well as a massive final night in and amongst the containers at Rotterdam’s Hoek van Holland. Speaking of the tour, Dogg said: “The Suez canal crisis brought y’all together, so imma do the same. We got no rules on the sea, so we gon’ smoke up and party like it’s 2019.”
The news comes a mere week after Evergreen’s now infamous Ever Given boat found itself stuck and blocking the Suez canal, doing irreversible damage to the economy which Jeff Bezos could aid with one hour’s wages. The tour dates – which mark some of Snoop’s first dates in Africa – are as follows:
13 May – Phuket Harbour, Phuket, Malaysia
14 May – OYO71365 Hotel, Rangat, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
15 May – Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, Sri Lanka
17 May – Kanyakumari Harbour,Kanyakumari, India
18 May – The Somali Pirates Association, Mogadishu, Somalia
19 May – The Somali Pirates Association, Mogadishu, Somalia
21 May – SOHO Square, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
22 May – Suez University, Suez, Egypt
24 May – National War Museum, Valletta, Malta
26 May – Sandy Bay, Gibraltar
27 May – Pont de Pierre, Bordeaux, France
29 May – Brighton Pier, Brighton, United Kingdom
30 May – Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam, Netherlands
There are no tickets available for the tour as a shipping container is too dangerous for a live audience. You can view each show from a safe distance on land.