LL Launches Tour Of Australia, Starring In New Movie

Hip-Hop legend LL Cool J will launch a tour of Australia next year, AllHipHop.com has learned.

LL Cool J, born James Todd Smith, will travel down under on the Greatest of All Time Australian Tour, starting on March 20th when he performs in Auckland at the Vector Arena.

The rapper/actor will then perform songs from his 20-plus-year career in Sydney, the Gold Coast and Perth, before his final stop in Melbourne at Festival Hall.

The two-time Grammy Award winning rapper will also be joined by his longtime DJ, Cut Creator, as well as West coast producer/DJ Bobcat.

In related news, LL will star alongside Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and Justin Timberlake in Spike TV’s upcoming television movie Edison Force.

Edison Force is an action-thriller about a journalist (Timberlake), who’s life becomes threatened while reporting on a homicide case, which exposes corruption within the Edison Police Department.

"We are pleased to be the first to premiere 'Edison Force' on broadcast television in the U.S. This film delivers everything our male audience seeks -- explosive action, gripping drama and an all-star cast," said John Griffin, vice president of programming, Spike TV.

Edison Force premieres Sunday, December 23 at 9:00 PM.

Dates for the Greatest Of All Time Australian Tour are listed below:

Thursday March 20 th – AUCKLAND, Vector Arena Tickets from TBA

Saturday March 22 nd – SYDNEY, States Sports Centre Tickets from Ticketek www.ticketek.com.au

Sunday March 23rd – GOLD COAST, Warner Bros. Movie World ™ Tickets from Ticketek www.ticketek.com.au

Monday March 24th – PERTH, Metro City (Over 18's Only) Tickets from Tickets from Moshtix www.moshtix.com.au

Wednesday March 26th – MELBOURNE, Festival Hall Tickets from Ticketmaster 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au or the Festival Hall Box Office