In the wake of his eight nominations for the upcoming Grammy Awards on February 8, rapper Lil Wayne is preparing to hit the road...

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.

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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.

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Lil Wayne itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

December 14Miami, FLAmerican Airlines Arena
December 18Houston, TXToyota Center
December 19Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
December 21Los Angeles, CAGibson Amphitheater
December 23Oakland, CAOracle Arena
December 26Detroit, MIJoe Louis Arena
December 27Chicago, ILUnited Center
December 28Philadelphia, PASusquehanna Bank Center
December 29Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum
December 30Washington, DCVerizon Center
December 31Atlanta, GAPhillips Arena
January 2Charlotte, NCBobcat Arena
January 3Hampton, VAHampton Coliseum
January 4Cleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena
January 8St. Louis, MOChafeltz Center
January 9Kansas City, MOSprint Center
January 11New Orleans, LANew Orleans Arena
January 14Montreal, QCBell Center
January 15Toronto, ONAir Canada Center
January 16New York, NYNassau Coliseum
January 17Hartford, CTNew England Dodge Center
January 18Atlantic City, NJTaj Mahal
January 19Worcester, MADCU Center

Last Updated on December 5, 2008 by By Allison Reitz