No stranger to Casper, Kansas City hip-hop heavyweight Tech N9ne is set to return this May, and he'll have a lot of friends along for the trip.

In one of his most ambitious undertakings yet, Tech is embarking on 90 shows in 99 days on this round of the "Hostile Takeover Tour", which gets underway in March.  The Casper date will be at the Casper Events Center on Saturday, May 19 at 9pm.  He already boasts one of the most aggressive touring schedules in music - averaging well over 200 dates per year.

Although Tech has been a legend in underground circles for well over a decade - his star has risen dramatically in the last few years.  Through rigorous touring and great live shows, he's quietly built his independent Kansas City-based Strange Music into a $15 million annual business - and has worked with artists like Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Jay-Z, Fat Joe, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Nas, and 50 Cent (to name a few).

This particular tour will also showcase Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly, aka MGK - his stage name given for his rapid-fire lyrical flow.  This extremely talented Midwestern rapper was signed to Bad Boy/Interscope in August of last year by Diddy and Jimmy Iovine, and has been gaining momentum ever since.

Tech will also be bringing along crowd favorite Krizz Kaliko, who's been an instrumental part of Tech's success over the past 10 years or so, in addition to being a talented artist in his own right.  Krizz's Vitilgo solo debut in 2008 made it to Billboard's Top 20.

Also appearing will be hip-hop duo Mayday! - an eclectic, Miami-based group that's been together since the early 2000's, and is starting to get massive attention and acclaim.  Detroit hardcore rapper Prozak will be along as well, his Tales From The Sick album was recently released on Tech's Strange Music label.   Rounding out the tour is Missouri's Stevie Stone, and talented indies SOULJA.

Tickets will go on-sale Friday, April 6 at 11:30am - and are $27 in advance, $32 day of show.  Available at the Casper Events Center Box Office - or charge by phone at 577-3030, 800-442-2256, or get 'em at

For more information - visit Tech's website.  Want to go?  Keep an eye out here, and an ear on 104.7 for freebies, coming soon.