Sara McColgan/Warner Bros. RecordsNico & Vinz have toured with Bruno Mars and are currently touring Europe with Usher, but this spring they’ll be hitting the road for their first full U.S. tour. The Norwegian duo will embark on a 24-date Ones to Watch with Skype tour starting in May.
The first stop will be Anaheim, California on May 4, with other stops including Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Seattle. The tour concludes on June 8 in San Diego, California.
Ones to Watch with Skype is a platform that gives fans direct access to emerging artists with things like exclusive backstage Q&As broadcast via Skype. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 27.
During the tour, the Norwegian duo will be able to apply the lessons they've learned on tour with Usher and Bruno to their own show. Speaking about their tour last year with Bruno, Nico tells ABC News Radio, "We learned so much about being professional. He delivers at such high level every night and it was so inspiring to get off stage when we were done playing and just standing in the crowd waiting to see his show."
"It’s so motivational to us," he adds. "Like, we watched all the lights, all the moves he’s got, the way he sings, and it just inspires us to reach that level. Keep reaching higher and higher."
But there was admiration on Bruno's side as well. As Vinz recalls, "The first time we met him, and we came to do the first show in Canada, we sat in the dressing room and we were like, 'What is that noise out there?' and he was doing sound check." What they were hearing, it turned out, was Bruno soundchecking by singing their big hit, "Am I Wrong."
"It was like, 'Is that Bruno playing our song right now?'” Vinz recalls. "He was singing our song and it was just like, 'Okay, cool.' We met him afterwards, super cool. So that was fun."
Here’s the full list of tour dates:
5/4 -- Anaheim, CA, House of Blues
5/8 -- Tulsa, OK, Cain's Ballroom
5/9 -- Austin, TX, Parish
5/10 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues
5/11 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues
5/13 -- Orlando, FL, House of Blues
5/15 -- Greensboro, NC, The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
5/16 -- Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore Charlotte
5/17 -- Baltimore, MD, Sound Stage
5/18 -- Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts
5/19 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza
5/21 -- Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
5/23 -- Cincinnati, OH, Bogart's
5/24 -- Louisville, KY, Mercury Ballroom
5/26 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
5/27 -- Chicago, IL, House of Blues
5/28 -- Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theater
5/30 -- Denver, CO, Bluebird Theater
5/31 -- Park City, UT, Park City Live
6/2 -- Seattle, WA, Neptune
6/3 -- Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom
6/6 -- San Francisco, CA, The Independent
6/7 -- Los Angeles, CA, House of Blues
6/8 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues
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