Due to popular demand, iconic rapper and label owner, Lil Wayne, in the midst of a high charting radio single “6 Foot 7 Foot” and the pending release of his hotly anticipated 10th studio album Tha Carter IV, will extend his 2011 North American tour, the I Am Still Music tour, heading back out on to the road in July and touring through September.
The Multi-platinum and Grammy award winning recording artist, who has sold over 10 million records and whose multi-platinum 2008 album, Tha Carter III, shattered records by selling over one million copies in its first week of release, successfully toured North America on the first leg of his 25 city I Am Still Music trek, selling out arenas across the country. The second leg of the I Am Still Music Tour, featuring performances in nearly 40 cities, will move from arenas to amphitheatres, with an outdoor festival feel.
Hip hop heavyweight and fan favorite Rick Ross, whose latest effort, Teflon Don, debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified Gold, will continue on the explosive tour.
In addition to Rick Ross, Lil Wayne will be joined by Keri Hilson, the Grammy nominated R&B/pop singer whose critically acclaimed album No Boys Allowed’s first single “Pretty Girl Rock” reached #1 on the Billboard charts; Far East Movement (aka FM), whose single, “Like A G6,” from their debut album Free Wired (CherryTree/Interscope Records) reached triple platinum-plus status and the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, making the group the first Asian-American group with a #1 single in the country. They followed with “Rocketeer” another platinum selling Billboard Top 10 smash. The tour will also include Lloyd, who fans will recognize from the tenor powering hits “You,” “Get It Shawty,” “Southside” and the infectious vocals on Young Money’s “Bedrock”. Lloyd is set to release King of Hearts in June 2011, his first album in partnership with award-winning producer Polow Da Don’s Interscope-distributed Zone 4 Records.
Lil Wayne’s I Am Still Music tour, produced by Live Nation/Haymon Ventures, will make stops at amphitheatres throughout North America this summer, beginning with a show in Hartford, CT on July 13, 2011 at the Comcast Theater, concluding on September 11, 2011 at the Woodlands Amphitheatre in Woodlands, TX. Tickets in select markets will go on sale through Live Nation.com starting the weekend of May 20th. Fans should also visit their area venue website for additional ticket purchase details.
A dynamic performer celebrated for his endless energy and high voltage live show, Lil Wayne’s I Am Still Music tour continues to be his strongest to date. The I Am Still Music tour follows Lil Wayne’s unparalleled touring success in the 2008 – 2009 year during which Lil Wayne performed 78 headline shows across domestic arenas and amphitheatres in 9 months, grossing over $40 million USD, making him hip hop’s most profitable touring artist and securing him the cover of Billboard Magazine.
Lil Wayne recently released “6 Foot 7 Foot”, the first single off his heavily anticipated The Carter IV album, slated for a Spring 2011 release via Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown. Produced by Shondrae ‘Bangladesh’ Crawford and featuring a verse from Young Money newcomer Cory Gunz, “6 Foot, 7 Foot” is a dynamic exercise in word play and flow in which Lil Wayne rhymes over a sample of Harry Belafonte’s “Banana Boat Song (Day-O).”
Second leg of I Am Still Music Tour Dates:
DATE CITY VENUE
7/13/11 HARTFORD, CT. COMCAST THEATER
7/15/11 BRISTOW, VA. JIFFY LUBE LIVE AMP.
7/16/11 HOLMDEL, NJ PNC BANK ARTS CENTER
7/17/11 MANSFIELD, MA COMCAST CENTER
7/19/11 SCRANTON, PA TOYOTA PAVILION
7/20/11 SARATOGA, NY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
7/22/11 CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER
7/23/11 CAMDEN, NJ SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER
7/24/11 DARIEN, NY DARIEN LAKE
7/26/11 HERSHEY, PA. HERSHEY PAVILION
7/27/11 CINCINNATI, OH RIVERBEND AMP.
7/29/11 RALEIGH, NC WALNUT CREEK
7/30/11 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. FARM BUREAU AMP.
8/2/11 WEST PALM BEACH, FL. CRUZAN AMP.
8/3/11 TAMPA, FL 1-800 ASK GARY AMP.
8/5/11 BIRMINGHAM, AL VERIZON WIRELESS MUSIC CENTER
8/6/11 ATLANTA, GA AARON’S AT LAKEWOOD
8/7/11 CHARLOTTE, NC VERIZON WIRELESS AMP.
8/9/11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN. XCEL CENTER
8/10/11 MILWAUKEE, WI MARCUS AMPHITHEATRE
8/12/11 PITTSBURGH, PA. FIRST NIAGARA PAVILION
8/13/11 TINLEY, IL MIDWEST AMP.
8/14/11 NOBLESVILLE, IN. VERIZON WIRELESS AMP.
8/16/11 OTTAWA, ON. SCOTIA BANK PLACE
8/17/11 MONTREAL, QC BELL CENTRE
8/19/11 TORONTO, ONT. MOLSON AMP.
8/20/11 CLARKSTON, MI DTE ENERGY THEATER
8/21/11 MARYLAND, HEIGHTS, MO VERIZON WIRELESS AMP.
8/23/11 KANSAS CITY, MO. SPRINT CENTER
8/25/11 PHOENIX, AZ. ASHLEY FURNITURE PAVILION
8/26/11 SAN DIEGO, CA. CRICKET WIRELESS
8/27/11 SAN BERNARDINO, CA GLEN HELEN PAVILION
8/30/11 DENVER, CO. COMFORT DENTAL
8/31/11 ALBUQUERQUE, NM HARD ROCK-PAVILION
9/2/11 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. SHORELINE AMP.
9/3/11 MARYSVILLE, CA. SLEEP TRAIN AMP.
9/4/11 AUBURN, WA. WHITE RIVER AMP.
9/7/11 OMAHA, NE. QWEST ARENA
9/9/11 SAN ANTONIO, TX. ATT CENTER
9/10/11 DALLAS, TX. GEXA ENERGY PAVILION
9/11/11 WOODLANDS, TX WOODLANDS AMP.