Lil Wayne Announces 24 City 'I Am Music' Tour
Lil Wayne is wrapping up a stellar year with a star-studded 24-city tour that will lead him into 2009.
On December 1, the Cash Money Millionaire will kick off the I Am Music Tour at Miamis America Airlines Arena with a multi-genre supporting cast of opening acts.
The tour will run through January 19, 2009 and will feature performances by Waynes most frequent collaborator T-Pain and his most recent collaborator Keri Hilson.
Also included on the line up are R&B darling Keyshia Cole and alternative rap group Gym Class Heroes.
I Am Music will be Weezys biggest tour to date in support of his multi-platinum sixth studio album, Tha Carter III.
Since debuting at the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart with a little over a million units sold in its first week, the critically album has garnered several accolades for Wayne.
Since the June 10th release of Tha Carter III, Wayne has taken home the Artists Choice Award at the 2008 MTV Europe Award and seven BET Hip-Hop Awards including Lyricist of the Year, Alltel Wireless Peoples Champ and Track of the Year for A Milli.
Wayne has also been recognized with a Peoples Choice Award nomination for Favorite Hip-Hop Song for Lollipop and American Music Awards nominations for Artist of the Year, Favorite Male artist (Hip-Hop/Rap Music) and Favorite Album (Hip-Hop/Rap Music).
Lil Wayne is planning to follow up Tha Carter III with a collection of completely new material which he will title Tha Carter III: The Rebirth, which is rumored to be available as soon as next month.
The album is said to feature an A Milli remix with Cory Gunz, Hurricane Chris, Lil Mama and Tyga, as well as Lollipop Part 2 with The Dream, T-Pain, Chris Brown, T.I., Birdman and DJ Khaled.
Also on the album is a reunion cut entitled Lets Do It (for The City) featuring Cash Moneys former roster of stars: B.G., Turk, Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, Birdman and Slim.
Tour Dates: (Some dates are subject to change) December 14th Miami, FL American Airlines Arena December 18th Houston, TX Toyota Center December 19th Dallas, TX American Airlines Center December 21st Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater December 22nd Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater December 23rd Oakland, CA Arena December 26th Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena December 27th Chicago, IL United Center December 28th Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center December 29th Greensboro, NC Coliseum December 30th Washington, DC Verizon Center December 31st Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena January 2nd Charlotte, NC Bobcat Arena January 3rd Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum January 4th Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena January 8th St Louis MO Chafeitz Center January 9th Kansas City MO Sprint Center January 11th New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena January 14th Montreal, CAN Bell Center January 15th Toronto CAN Air Canada Center January 16th New York (LI) Nassau Coliseum January 17th Hartford, CONN New England Dodge Music Ctr January 18th Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall January 19th Worcester, MA DCU Center