Chart-topping rapper Lil Wayne launches his America’s Most Wanted Music Festival tour tonight, July 27, at Toyota Pavilion in Scranton, PA, with a newly extended itinerary. The summer-long outing is now set to stretch for more than 30 dates before wrapping on September 6 at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, FL.
The trek was originally scheduled to close August 23 at Superpages.com Center in Dallas, TX, before ten new dates were announced. Some of the latest additions to Weezy’s schedule include gigs on August 24 at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO, September 2 at Marcus Amphitheatre in Milwaukee, WI; and September 4 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC.
Tickets for the entire tour are currently on sale. As previously announced, the America’s Most Wanted tour features support from Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy, along with rising star Drake.
Lil Wayne is still awaiting the release of his seventh studio album, “Rebirth.” The disc was originally scheduled to surface in April, but no longer has a projected release date. His eighth studio album “Tha Carter IV” is also reportedly awaiting release in either late 2009 or early 2010.
Earlier this year, Lil Wayne was on the road for the latter half of his 2008-2009 I Am Music Tour, which featured support from T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, Keri Hilson and Gym Class Heroes during its various legs. Staying active on the road and in the studio hasn’t kept the rapper out of trouble, though. Among other legal woes, Weezy faced a $1.3 million lawsuit for cancelling three concerts at the same venue in Rochester, NY, within a matter of months.
America’s Most Wanted Music Festival itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|July 27||Scranton, PA||Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain|
|July 29||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|July 30||Burgettstown, PA||Post-Gazette Pavilion|
|July 31||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|August 1||Wantagh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|
|August 2||Virginia Beach, VA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|August 4||Toronto, ON||The Molson Amphitheatre|
|August 5||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre|
|August 6||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|August 7||Bristow, VA||Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge|
|August 8||Raleigh, NC||Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion|
|August 9||Atlanta, GA||Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood|
|August 12||Phoenix, AZ||Cricket Wireless Pavilion|
|August 13||Universal City, CA||Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk|
|August 14||Anaheim, CA||Honda Center|
|August 15||Concord, CA||Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord|
|August 17||Vancouver, BC||General Motors Place|
|August 18||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|August 20||Englewood, CO||Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre|
|August 21||Tulsa, OK||BOK Center|
|August 22||The Woodlands, TX||The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|August 23||Dallas, TX||Superpages.com Center|
|August 24||Kansas City, MO||Starlight Theatre|
|August 27||Darien Center, NY||Darien Lake Theme Park Resort|
|August 28||Noblesville, IN||Verizon Wireless Music Center|
|August 29||Tinley Park, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|August 30||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|September 1||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|September 2||Milwaukee, WI||Marcus Amphitheater|
|September 3||Cincinnati, OH||PNC Pavilion at Riverbend|
|September 4||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|September 6||Sunrise, FL||BankAtlantic Center|