To round out the year, Anderson .Paak came through and delivered Oxnard this past November. The album was one of 2018’s most anticipated albums, but upon its release, many were left scratching their heads after a listen or two. If you’re like me and want to get the sour taste of Oxnard out of your mouth, it looks like you won’t have to wait too long to do so.
After alluding to a more soulful album in the near future last week on Jimmy Fallon, Paak has now made it official. Named after the city he grew up near, he revealed his 4th LP, Ventura, will arrive April 12th.
“Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine. One town over I went further and found my depth,” he said about the inspiration behind project. “The duality of each place inspired me greatly and from that I made two albums at the exact same time but held one back because that would have been too many songs to perform live for you all! I like ending things on an even number so welcome to Ventura.”
In addition to the new album announcement, Paak also announced a new tour that would follow the album’s release. The Best Teef In The Game Tour with appearances from Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, Thundercat, Mac Demarco & Jessie Reyez. Set to kick off May 7th in Nashville, TN, the tour will run for just over two months coming to a close June 27th in San Francisco, CA.
Check out the full dates below and stay tuned for Ventura.