Only four months after his release from jail, rapper Lil Wayne will take on North America once again for the I Am Music II Tour.
The 25-date itinerary canvasses almost two months, featuring coast-to-coast stops across the United States and a couple shows in Canada. The roadtrip starts March 18 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY, and is presently scheduled to conclude with a May 1 performance at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, NJ.
Weezy’s concert caravan will also stop for U.S. arena dates on March 26 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA; April 3 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC; April 14 at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA; and April 24 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. Presently only two concerts are confirmed for Canada: April 28 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB, and April 29 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC.
Though ticketing information has not been released, MTV reported on Monday afternoon that onsales will begin as early as February 4 through LiveNation.com. Pricing details are not yet available, but updates will be made, as available, on Lil Wayne’s official Web site.
For his upcoming jaunt, the “Music” man will top an all-star billing of Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, and Mixmaster Mike of Beastie Boys fame.
But Wayne is no stranger to touring with a star-studded entourage. His first “I Am Music” installation featured support from T-Pain, Gym Class Heroes, Keyshia Cole, and Keri Hilson. The follow-up “Most Wanted” trek included sets from Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy, and Drake.
The upcoming trek marks Lil Wayne’s first major tour since being released from Rikers Island in early November 2010. The rap sensation served eight months of a year-long sentence stemming from his 2009 conviction on gun charges.
Lil Wayne – I Am Music II Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|March 18||Buffalo, NY||HSBC Arena|
|March 19||Columbus, OH||Nationwide Arena|
|March 20||Baltimore, MD||First Mariner Arena|
|March 23||Hampton, VA||Hampton Coliseum|
|March 24||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|March 26||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|March 27||Long Island, NY||Nassau Coliseum|
|March 30||University Park, PA||Bryce Jordan Center|
|April 1||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|April 2||Detroit, MI||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|April 3||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|April 6||Miami, FL||Bank Atlantic Center|
|April 8||Greensboro, NC||Greensboro Coliseum|
|April 9||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|April 10||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Center|
|April 14||New Orleans, LA||New Orleans Arena|
|April 15||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Arena|
|April 16||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|April 19||Phoenix, AZ||US Airways Arena|
|April 23||Anaheim, CA||Honda Center|
|April 24||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
|April 26||Sacramento, CA||ARCO Arena|
|April 28||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|April 29||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena|
|May 1||East Rutherford, NJ||Bamboozle Festival|