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MTV Campus Invasion Rolls with Rock, Hip-Hop

Marching to a different beat for its eighth installment, MTV’s Campus Invasion tour will split into separate rock and hip-hop tours for the first time.

Fabolous and Talib Kweli kick off the hip-hop-oriented stretch April 19 at Lincoln University in Philadelphia. The Used, the Exies, and Finch are headlining rock-geared gigs starting May 3 at Towson University in Towson, Md.

Tagged with a $18-25 ticket price (to be determined by each university), Campus Invasion 2003 should spread to 20 dates through the spring. Sponsors for this year’s tour include Nintendo Gamecube, Skittles, and T-Mobile.

Fabolous is touring in support of his latest Elektra album “Street Dreams,” which debuted in February at No. 3 on The Billboard 200, while Kweli is out behind his latest Rawkus/MCA album “Quality.” The Exies, the Used, and Finch are all touring in support of their respective recent major-label debut albums on Virgin, Reprise, and Drive-Thru.

Here are the initial MTV Campus Invasion tour dates:

With Fabolous and Talib Kweli

April 19: Philadelphia (Lincoln University)

April 23: Columbia, S.C. (University of South Carolina)

April 25: St. Louis (St. Louis University)

April 29: Greensville, N.C. (East Carolina University)

April 30: Auburn, Ala. (Auburn University)

With Fabolous

April 26: Baton Rouge, La. (Southern University)

With Talib Kweli

May 8: Los Angeles (Cal State Dominguez Hills)

May 10: Redland, Calif. (University of Redlands)

May 13: Pomona, Calif. (Cal State Pomona)

With The Used, the Exies, and Finch

May 3: Towson, Md. (Towson University)

May 4: Albany, N.Y. (SUNY Albany)

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