N*E*R*D Gearing Up For First US Tour

Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, better known as the Neptunes, have been heralded as the eraís hottest production duo by a number of publications for their work with such mega-stars as Britney Spears, Olí Dirty Bastard, and NíSync. To take a break from multi-platinum, critically acclaimed production work, the Neptunes decided to become recording artists and teamed up with long-time friend Shay to form N*E*R*D. As N*E*R*D, the trio recorded their debut album In Search Of for Virgin Records and now, despite previous comments to the contrary, they are heading out on a short US tour. Scheduled to launch May 30 in Norfolk, VA, the 12-date tour will make its way cross-country before wrapping on June 15 in West Hollywood, CA. According to Billboard, N*E*R*D will be backed by the live instrumentation of the Minneapolis-based rock band Spymob, who recently inked a deal with the Neptunesí Star Trak imprint though Arista. Check out the complete tour schedule.

N*E*R*D Get Their Tour On:

05.30.02 ñ Norfolk, VA (NorVA)

05.31.02 ñ Washington, DC (9:30 Club)

06.01.02 ñ Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero)

06.03.02 ñ Boston, MA (Paradise)

06.04.02 ñ New York, NY (Irving Plaza)

06.06.02 ñ Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall)

06.07.02 ñ Chicago, IL (Metro)

06.08.02 ñ Minneapolis (Quest)

06.11.02 ñ Portland, OR (Plan B)

06.12.02 ñ Seattle, WA (Showbox)

06.14.02 ñ San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)

06.15.02 ñ West Hollywood, CA (House of Blues)

N*E*R*D Gearing Up For First US Tour