DMX To Headline Ambush 2.0 Tour After Prison Release
This summer, embattled multi-platinum star DMX is looking to put his recent non-music troubles behind him by headlining 2009s Ambush 2.0 Tour.
The nationwide event will run from June through August, and then kick off an international leg from September through December 2009.
Confirmed opening sets for the tour include Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Rampage, and Rah Digga.
In addition, tour promoters are promising special surprise guests at every city on the tour.
At press time, set dates and locations for Ambush 2.0 are still being finalized. DMX, real name Earl Simmons, was sentenced to 90 days in jail last December for convictions on animal cruelty, theft, and drug charges.
In January, he was charged with assaulting a corrections officer due to an alleged verbal dispute over food.
Following the incident, X was restricted to 23 hour lockdown and limited to bread and water.
According to authorities, both stays were lifted on March 12. Before his incarceration, the Yonkers native had planned to release a Hip-Hop (Walk with Me Now) and Gospel (Youll Fly With me Later) album on the same day.
However, during a reflective jail interview, the rap star also made known his intention to pursue a career in Christian ministry after completing his sentence.
At press time, DMX is scheduled to be released from prison on April 30.