Actor Will Smith just announced that he is going on tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff. In an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show recently, he was promoting his new movie “Concussion.” During the appearance, Ellen asked Smith about his professional relationship with DJ Jazzy Jeff and if he would ever go on tour with him. Smith said he does plan on doing a full tour with the musician. Ellen asked Smith which dates he would be appearing live with Jeff, since many of his fans are likely going to go to a live performance just to see Smith back on the music scene after almost 30 years. Smith just reiterated that he and Jeff would definitely be going on tour together, but he didn’t talk about any specific dates. He also mentioned how he never got to go on a live tour with Jeff early on in his career because he was just starting to appear on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” when his music was getting popular. As most people know, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air became a huge success on television that lasted from 1990 to 1996. Due to this success, it set back the possibilities of Smith doing live tours with Jeff because the shooting schedule for the television series was hectic. For this reason, he didn’t have time to travel around the country, or the world, doing a music tour.
Will Smith’s career first took off after releasing the song “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble” in 1986, which was also done with Jeff. This gave Smith national attention and eventually led him to having some acting gigs. Besides his success on “Fresh Prince,” he also gave notable performances in “Men in Black,” “Ali,” and “Independence Day.” Now after almost 30 years of being a successful Hollywood actor, Smith is finally ready to go out with Jeff and do a full tour with him. Ellen asked Smith if he would be introducing any new music on the live tour or if it would be a rehash of his older music. Smith acknowledged that he keeps a stash of newer music lying around, so he might surprise fans with it if they come to see him. That way it will keep the performance interesting for older fans of his from the 80s and newer fans that have just learned about his musical work and want to hear newer songs from him.