Rap mainstay Snoop Dogg will be back on the road this spring for a one-month tour. Sandwiched between two festival appearances, the outing picks...

Rap mainstay Snoop Dogg will be back on the road this spring for a one-month tour. Sandwiched between two festival appearances, the outing picks up May 4 at The Village in Little Rock, AR, and runs through May 17 at Shoreline Ballroom in Hilton Head Island, SC.

Other scheduled stops include a May 6 show at the House of Blues in Houston, TX, a May 11 concert at The National in Richmond, VA, and a May 14 gig at Amos’ SouthEnd in Charlotte, NC. Hip-hop/afro-beat musician K’naan will provide opening support throughout the brief tour.

Public onsales for the spring jaunt begin March 20 at 10 a.m. local time, except tickets for Snoop’s May 7 performance in New Orleans, LA, which become available March 21.

In addition to his regular tour dates, Snoop Dogg is also scheduled for a couple festivals this season. The rapper will warm up for his spring run with a May 3 appearance at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN, and follow it with a June 11 set at the summer staple Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN.

Snoop Dogg’s spring tour will pave the way for his tenth studio album, “Malice in Wonderland,” which has a projected September 2009 release. His previous effort, 2008’s “Ego Trippin’,” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

K’naan is supporting his second studio album, “Troubadour,” released in February 2009. The sophomore effort received mostly high marks from critics and peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard 200. Before joining Snoop Dogg on tour, K’naan is scheduled to perform on April 19 at Coachella Festival in Indio, CA.


Snoop Dogg itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 3 Memphis, TN Beale Street Music Festival
May 4 Little Rock, AR The Village
May 5 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
May 6 Houston, TX House Of Blues
May 7 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
May 9 Panama City, FL Gulfside Amphitheatre @ Club La Vela
May 11 Richmond, VA The National
May 12 Norfolk, VA The Norva
May 13 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
May 14 Charlotte, NC Amos’ SouthEnd
May 16 Charleston, SC Music Farm
May 17 Hilton Head Island, SC Shoreline Ballroom
June 11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival