LMFAO gets Staples Center date
All that working out has apparently paid off for the L.A. dance-rap yuksters LMFAO. The duo has announced a sweeping new tour with one especially validating hometown stop at Staples Center on June 5.
The duo, known for its neon-splattered techno-rap singles such as "Sexy and I Know It," "Party Rock Anthem" and "Shots," has lately been receiving some measure of qualified critical praise. The act's goofy tracks can simultaneously fill dance floors and poke some gentle fun at alpha-male masculinity and hip-hop's acquisition porn. The Staples Center show is the largest local headlining date of its career (though LMFAO's recent Super Bowl halftime show appearance had a bigger audience), and it's clear evidence that Redfoo and Sky Blu have become bona-fide megastars.
LMFAO will bring a wide array of like-minded dance-pop guests for this victory lap, including the hit local G6-simile-purveyors Far East Movement, Afrojack collaborator Eva Simmons and Natalia Kills. Tickets are on sale March 3 at 10 a.m. Dudes, start limbering up for your wiggle dances.
-- August Brown
Photo: LMFAO's Redfoo performs during the Super Bowl halftime show in Indianapolis on Feb. 5. Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images.