Slaughterhouse Prep New Shady Records LP, 43-Date Tour

Welcome to: OUR HOUSE is set to arrive May 15, after a lengthy nationwide tour from the rap collective.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


It's been a year since they signed to Eminem's Shady Records, and now Royce da 5'9", Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Joe Budden – the collective known as Slaughterhouse – are prepping their sophomore release, and full-length major label debut. "Welcome to: OUR HOUSE" will arrive May 15 through Shady Records/Interscope. That's one release we can soon check off our list of the 10 Most Anticipated Hip-Hop Albums of 2012.

The quartet has also announced the details of a 43-date spring tour in advance of the album release. The extensive trek kicks off Mar. 8 in Dallas, Tex.

"OUR HOUSE," which was executive-produced by Eminem, follows the group's heavily lauded 2009 self-titled debut and self-titled 2011 EP. Royce da 5'9" also featured on Bad Meets Evil's "Hell: The Sequel," a collaborative CD between Eminem and the spitfire rapper.

Budden explained to MTV: "We picking beats in unison. We all going in different rooms, different beats, different verses, different zones so the process is the same but like Joell said we have more time and we have more money allocated to be able to do something. So now we just sit in a session and say ~Hey, maybe Nicki Minaj would sound good on that. I think it's safe to say each one of us are approaching it like it's the most important album of any one of our careers."

Slaughterhouse's spring tour dates:

March 8: Dallas, TX (Trees/Southside)

March 9: Houston, TX (Warehouse/House of Blues)

March 10: Austin, TX (Beauty Ballroom)

March 11: San Antonio, TX (White Rabbit)

March 16: Myrtle Beach, SC (House of Blues)

March 17: Orlando, FL (Beachem Theater)

March 18: Miami, FL (Revolution)

March 22: Atlanta, Ga. (Masquerade)

March 23: Nashville, TN (The Cannery)

March 24: Charlotte, NC (The Fillmore)

March 25: Baltimore, MD (SoundStage)

March 26: Boston, MA (Wilbur Theatre)

March 27: Philadelphia, PA (Trocadero Theatre)

March 28: Washington D.C. (9:30 Club)

March 29: New York, NY (Best Buy Theater)

March 31: Bowling Green, KY (Lava Lounge (West KY Univ))

April 1: Chicago, IL (Metro)

April 2: Detroit, MI (Royal Oak Music Theatre)

April 5: Tempe, AZ (The Clubhouse)

April 6: Los Angeles, CA (Music Box)

April 7: San Francisco, CA (The Regency Ballroom)

April 8: Las Vegas, NV (Hard Rock Cafe)

April 9: Santa Ana, CA (The Galaxy)

April 10: San Diego, CA (Porters Pub/4th and B)

April 11: Santa Barbara, CA (Velvet Jones)

April 14: Seattle, WA (Showbox at the Market)

April 16: Salt Lake City, UT (Harry O's)

April 17: Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theatre)

April 18: Denver, CO (Cervantes/Bluebird)

April 19: Boulder, CO (Fox Theatre)

April 20: TBD

April 21: Lawrence, KS (Granada)

April 22: Minneapolis, MN (Epic)

April 24: Milwaukee, WI (Rave)

April 25: Kalamazoo, WI (Kalamazoo Theatre)

April 26: Indianapolis, IN (The Vogue)

April 27: TBD

April 28: Cleveland, OH (House of Blues/Grogshop)

April 29: Toledo, OH (Omni)

April 30: Louisville, KY (Headliners)

May 1: New Haven, CT (Toad's Place)

May 2: Providence, RI (Lupos)

May 3: Boston, MA (Wilbur Theater)


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