Billing itself as the worlds largest sneaker show, the Sneaker Pimps USA Tour plans to fill the massive Terminal 5 with the smell of crisp leather and freshly polymerized rubber. Over 1,500 pairs of rare, limited-edition, and artist-crafted sneakers will be on hand, thwarting the tireless efforts of eBay resellers and sitting side by side with skateboarding demos, basketball competitions, kicks-related artwork, and a whole ton of performers. Beyond a still-unannounced artist that tour founder Peter Fahey calls a major headliner who people are going to be psyched about seeing, the tour stop in Solesville, U.S.A., includes Big Boi, Clipse, the Cool Kids, Wale, DJ Clark Kent, Team Facelift, Ninjasonik, and more. Big Boi has been prepping his finally dropping solo album for months now with high-energy live shows. Everyone will assuredly be freaking out to his high-bpm classics like Kryponite and B.O.B., while trying their damnedest not to scuff their new shoes.
Fri., June 26, 8 p.m., 2009
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