Nelly fans are probably going to want to saddle up and book their ticket to Bonnaroo. The 2000s rap staple will be performing his entire debut album Country Grammar at the four-day music festival in June.
Comprised of hits such as “Country Grammar (Hot Shit),” “E.I.,” “Ride Wit Me” and “Batter Up,” Country Grammar was released 20 years ago this year and marked Nelly’s first major entry into the music game.
The album was also his most successful, selling over 10 million copies in America and thereby achieving the rare Diamond Certification by the RIAA in 2016.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Nelly is also performing the set on tour in the U.K., which kicks off in Dublin, Ireland on February 28. Chicago-born, Atlantic-signed artist Sir The Baptist will provide support.
Nelly will perform his Bonnaroo set the same night as Lizzo, Da Baby and Kevin Gates among others.
Although the festival crowd will presumably be hyped, Nelly may want to think twice about giving out high-fives. Last November, an overly excited fan held onto and yanked Nelly’s outstretched arm, causing the diamond-selling rapper to tumble off the stage.