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Toosii Album ‘Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do (Deluxe)’ Out Now

By RawKeith

November 11, 2022

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Toosii dropped Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do (Deluxe) today, just hours before he joins Rod Wave on his North American arena tour, which kicks off tonight at Target Center in Minneapolis. Released via South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records, the new edition of his acclaimed 2022 EP, Boys Don’t Cry, features five new soul-baring tracks. The expanded title underscores its central theme – that it’s time to question the deeply ingrained belief that boys need to stifle their emotions in order to be strong. Download / stream Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do (Deluxe)HERE. See below for track listing.

On the new songs, the 22-year-old artist is haunted yet informed by the past. Numbed by the pain of hard knocks and ill-fated romances, he nonetheless finds the courage to fall head over heels in love, as shown on tracks like “City Of Love.” Raised in Syracuse, New York, and Goose Creek, South Carolina, Toosii moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in his teens – and it’s there that he came into his own. He recorded the new material in neighboring Cary, NC.

As direct support on Rod Wave’s Beautiful Mind tour, Toosii will be playing for crowds across North America. The run includes shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (November 23) and Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, NC (11/30). It will conclude at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA (December 21). Tickets are on sale HERE. See below for itinerary.

Toosii’s lyrics have always been personal, but on Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do he reveals how his journey of self-discovery was flipped on its head with the birth of his son – who can be heard on the closing bars of “Since 9th Grade.” He’s begun to reexamine his own life lessons and approach the world differently. Yet as he approached professional and personal milestones, Toosii found himself battling a depression so deep and disruptive that he went nearly a year between projects. The moving piano ballad “Last Song” takes fans inside that dark time. Dealing with his own mental health gave Toosii a fresh perspective on life.

“I’m just trying to learn to be the best person I can be for the people I love and for myself,” Toosii says. “Growing up as a man, we were always taught to be tough, not to have emotions, and that boys don’t cry. But it’s just not true. It’s alright as a man to tap into that emotional side.”

Upon the original release of Boys Don’t Cry in October, Toosii gave a powerful performance of the collection’s songs, backed by a live band, on his YouTube channel. View HERE. He discussed the EP on Complex’s “The Daily Drift,” live on Twitch. 

XXL tipped Boys Don’t Cry as one of the fall’s highly anticipated drops and hailed “Love is…” as one of the “Best New Hip-Hop Songs.” The track has amassed more than 35 million combined global streams to date The Sourceobserved, “Toosii’s ability to show vulnerability in his music has been something he’s done since stepping onto the scene.” Teen Vogue said, “if you’re not in his orbit yet, you need to tap in.” UPROXX noted, “Toosii has never run away from difficult emotions, and offers one of his most somber records in ‘Heartaches.” Hip-Hop Vibe heralded Toosii as “one of the hottest rising artists in the industry.”

 

Boys Don’t Cry: Men Do (Deluxe) – Track List

1. Frozen Below Zero

2. City of Love

3. Since 9th Grade

4. How Does It Feel

5. Last Song

6. Hey Now! (Car Freestyle)

7. Butterfly

8. Bikini Bottom

9. Date Night

10. Heartaches

11. Love Is… 


Toosii – Fall 2022 Tour Dates 

All dates supporting Rod Wave


Date      City/State                                           Venue

11/11    Minneapolis, MN                              Target Center

11/12    Lincoln, NE                                          Pinnacle Bank Arena

11/13    Tulsa, OK                                              Bok Center

11/16    St. Louis, MO                                      Enterprise Center

11/17    Chicago, IL                                           United Center

11/18    Columbus, OH                                    Nationwide Arena

11/19    Milwaukee, WI                                  Fiserve Forum

11/21    Cleveland, OH                                    Wolstein Center

11/22    Worcester, MA                                  DCU Center

11/23    Brooklyn, NY                                       Barclays Center

11/25    Philadelphia, PA                               The Liacouras Center

11/26    Hamilton, ON                                     FirstOntario Centre

11/27    Pittsburgh, PA                                    Petersen Events Center

11/29    Washington, DC                                Capital One Arena

11/30    Charlotte, NC                                     Bojangles Coliseum

12/1      Atlanta, GA                                         State Farm Arena

12/3      Ft. Lauderdale, FL                              FLA Live

12/4      Tampa, FL                                            Yuengling Center              

12/5      Birmingham, AL                                 Legacy Arena

12/6      New Orleans, LA                               Smoothie King Arena

12/8      Ft. Worth, TX                                      Dickies Arena

12/9      Houston, TX                                        Toyota Center

12/10    San Antonio, TX                                 AT&T Center                       

12/13    Glendale, AZ                                       Desert Diamond Arena                    

12/15    Long Beach, CA                                  Long Beach Arena

12/16    Las Vegas, NV                                     T-Mobile Arena

12/17    Oakland, CA                                        Oakland Arena

12/20    Portland, OR                                       Veterans Memorial Coliseum

12/21    Seattle, WA                                         Climate Pledge Arena

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