Rod Wave pulled up on Nick and Eddie for Rap Life Radio on Apple Music 1 and talked about his fifth studio album, Nostalgia. In conversation, Rod Wave detailed the album as therapy.
“The music just therapy, bro. I just went through a lot of real life stuff,” Wave said. “A lot of stuff that I’ve just been going through on this journey, period, made me just appreciate the journey. It’s not the destination. It’s not where you’re going. It’s the time that you’re having while you’re doing it. I remember just doing little small shows with four, 500 people like, “Damn, I can’t wait til I’m in arenas,” and, “Damn, dog. I remember when I was like …” you know what I’m saying? Instead of just living in that moment with the people who was around me at the time. Because none of them people around me no more.
“My life is totally different…it’s just life, bro. So now I just want to appreciate the people who is around me, because two, three years from now, you never know, you know what I’m saying? Just going through it. I didn’t have to meditate or nothing. Just being aware of your surroundings, bro, and understanding what’s going on right in front of you.”
Rod Wave is eyeing another No. 1 debut with Nostalgia. According to chart rumors and updates, Wave is expected to bring in 130,000-140,000 copies of his new album, becoming the third-biggest rap debut of the year.
Nostalgia’s projected total would also top his personal best, Soulfly, which moved 130,000 in the first week.
Rod Wave on pace to sell 140k first week and have his 3rd consecutive number 1 album, that twitter slander ain't real pic.twitter.com/OuByuJP2vH— Ahmed/The Ears/IG: BigBizTheGod 🇸🇴 (@big_business_) September 16, 2023
Rod Wave is getting ready to go on tour. The rapper has announced the Nostalgia Tour, which will run through the country from October through December.
Joining Rod Wave on the tour will be Ari Lennox, Toosii, G Herbo, and EElmatic. The tour will kick off in Lincoln, NE on Oct. 19 and wrap in Jacksonville, FL on Dec. 18. The tour will hit Los Angeles, Chicago, Brooklyn, Detroit, and more.
Oct. 19 — Pinnacle Bank Arena — Lincoln, NE
Oct. 20 — Xcel Energy Center — St. Paul, MN
Oct. 21 — Fiserv Forum — Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 23 — T-Mobile Center — Kansas City, MO
Oct. 24 — Gainbridge Fieldhouse — Indianapolis, IN
Oct. 26 — KFC Yum! Center — Louisville, KY
Oct. 27 — Little Caesars Arena — Detroit, MI
Oct. 29 — PPG Paints Arena — Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 30 — Nationwide Arena — Columbus, OH
Nov. 2 — Scotiabank Arena — Toronto, ON, CA
Nov. 4 — CFG Bank Arena — Baltimore, MD
Nov. 7 — MVP Arena — Albany, NY
Nov. 8 — TD Garden — Boston, MA
Nov. 9 — Wells Fargo Center — Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 11 — Barclays Center — Brooklyn, NY
Nov. 12 — Capital One Arena — Washington DC
Nov. 14 — PNC Arena — Raleigh, NC
Nov. 15 — Spectrum Center — Charlotte, NC
Nov. 16 — Bridgestone Arena — Nashville, TN
Nov. 18 — Legacy Arena — Birmingham, AL
Nov. 19 — Enterprise Center — St. Louis, MO
Nov. 22 — United Center — Chicago, IL
Nov. 24 — Paycom Center — Oklahoma City, OK
Nov. 29 — Kia Forum — Inglewood, CA
Nov. 30 — Oakland Arena — Oakland, CA
Dec. 4 — Pechanga Arena — San Diego, CA
Dec. 5 — Desert Diamond Arena — Phoenix, AZ
Dec. 7 — Toyota Center — Houston, TX
Dec. 9 — Dickies Arena — Fort Worth, TX
Dec. 10 — Moody Center — Austin, TX
Dec. 12 — Smoothie King Center — New Orleans, LA
Dec. 13 — State Farm Arena — Atlanta, GA
Dec. 15 — Amway Center — Orlando, FL
Dec. 17 — FLA Live — Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dec. 18 — VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena — Jacksonville, FL