Lil Yachty is doing something different for his 39-date global tour.
The 26-year-old rapper is on his The Field Trip Tour with dates not just in North America but he’s also taking his talents overseas. Such a big tour needs big production, and Lil Boat hopes to get it done by using an all-women for his band.
Yachty spoke with Grammy.com on why he chose to go this route for his shows.
“My life is surrounded by women — my two assistants, my mother as a manager, a lot of my friends are women,” Lil Yachty told the Grammy.com outlet. “Women really help me throughout my day. I just think that women are so powerful. I feel like they rule the world. They are the most important aspect to this world, and they don’t get enough credit or shine, especially Black women. So that was my aura behind it. I just wanted to showcase that women can shred just as good as men.”
The “Poland” artist’s band consists of bass player Téja Veal, drummer Monica Carter, guitarist Quenequia Graves, keyboardist Kennedy Avery Smith, and two vocalists named Lea Grace Swinson and Romana R. Sainti.
He explained how each musician picked up on the music pretty quickly and how elated he was.
“They’re all so talented, so they all learned it very quick,” Yachty shared. “I gave [the music] to them early and gave them the stems. When it was day one, they all knew the songs. Even my new guitarist that came in later than everyone, she came in knowing the music.”
The North American run of the tour goes through November, making stops in Nashville, New Orleans, Chicago, Atlanta, and more. Then Lil Yachty goes overseas to Europe, with his last date being Dec. 17.