In the wake of his eight nominations for the upcoming Grammy Awards on February 8, rapper Lil Wayne is preparing to hit the road with a recently updated and expanded itinerary for his collaborative tour with T-Pain. The I Am Music Tour begins, as previously announced, on December 14 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL, and continues through the new closing date of January 19 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.
The trek is now a full 23 dates with stops along the way for a December 21 concert at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, CA, a December 27 gig at the United Center in Chicago, IL, and a New Year’s Eve bash at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GA. The outing picks up again on January 2 at Bobcat Arena in Charlotte, NC, and features a January 16 show at Nassau Coliseum in New York, NY, as well as two shows in Canada.
In addition to fellow rapper T-Pain, the tour also features a diverse supporting lineup from the rock/rap group Gym Class Heroes, award winning R&B singer Keyshia Cole, and upcoming singer-songwriter Keri Hilson.
Lil Wayne is touring in support of his June 2008 release, “Tha Carter III,” which spent three weeks in the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 and has already been certified double-Platinum. The initial round of dates for the I Am Music Tour leaked out in mid-November around the time the acclaimed rapper announced the release of “Dedication 3”, his most recent mixtape with DJ Drama.
During the inaugural Grammy Nominations Concert, held December 3 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Lil Wayne was announced as a nominee for eight award categories. The rapper’s nominations included Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Solo Performance (“A Milli”), and Best Rap Song (“Lollipop”), as well as several nominations for his recent collaborative work.
Lil Wayne itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)
|December 14||Miami, FL||American Airlines Arena|
|December 18||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|December 19||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|December 21||Los Angeles, CA||Gibson Amphitheater|
|December 23||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
|December 26||Detroit, MI||Joe Louis Arena|
|December 27||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|December 28||Philadelphia, PA||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|December 29||Greensboro, NC||Greensboro Coliseum|
|December 30||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|December 31||Atlanta, GA||Phillips Arena|
|January 2||Charlotte, NC||Bobcat Arena|
|January 3||Hampton, VA||Hampton Coliseum|
|January 4||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|January 8||St. Louis, MO||Chafeltz Center|
|January 9||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|January 11||New Orleans, LA||New Orleans Arena|
|January 14||Montreal, QC||Bell Center|
|January 15||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Center|
|January 16||New York, NY||Nassau Coliseum|
|January 17||Hartford, CT||New England Dodge Center|
|January 18||Atlantic City, NJ||Taj Mahal|
|January 19||Worcester, MA||DCU Center|