Obie Trice has been added to the line up of the
"Roc The Mic" tour, which features his Shady Records label mate 50
Cent and Roc-A-Fella head, Jay-Z.
"It's good for me," Trice said. "It's
hot for me to join a tour like that with 50 and the rest of them cats. I'm definitely
excited about it, you know? I want to give the fans a good time and let them
feel it and give them some live music. I hope to get out of this tour a fan
base -- you know, people who are feeling Obie Trice, who know who Obie Trice
is and are waiting for him."
Trice was brought to the attention of Shady Records
executive Paul Rosenberg by Bizarre, after the D-12 member heard his independently
released singles "Mr. Trice" and "The Well Known Asshole."
The introduction led to a skit on D-12's double
platinum debut, "Devil's Night," as well as two songs on the quadruple
platinum soundtrack to "8 Mile."
Trice, who will perform his own set for each
show, said that he was looking forward to joining the 46 city tour.
"I'm the opening act for the whole tour,"
Trice continued. "I look at it as lovely. It's lovely. It's a big tour.
I don't have an album out yet and it's good exposure."
Trice is preparing to release his Eminem produced
debut album, "Cheers" for Shady Records.
"I don't have a particular style,"
Trice said modestly. "I want people to know that Obie Trice is gonna bring
you good music."
Below is a listing of the "Roc The Mic"
6/25 (WED) Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theatre
6/26 (THU) Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6/27 (FRI) Mansfield, Mass. Tweeter Center
6/28 (SAT) Scranton, PA Montage Mountain Amphitheater
6/29 (SUN) Darien Center, N.Y. Darien Lake Six Flags
7/2 (WED) Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
7/3 (THU) Camden, N.J. Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
7/5 (SAT) Virginia Beach, Va. Virginia Beach Amphitheater
7/6 (SUN) Bristow, Va. Nissan Pavilion
7/7 (MON) Wantagh, N.Y. Jones Beach Theater
7/9 (WED) Cincinnati, Ohio Riverbend Music Center
7/10 (THU) Columbus, Ohio Germain Amphitheater
7/11 (FRI) Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Blossom Music Center
7/15 (TUE) Moline, Ill. Mark of the Quad Cities
7/16 (WED) Tinley Park, Ill. Tweeter Center
7/17 (THU) Minneapolis, Minn. Target Center
7/18 (FRI) Milwaukee, Wisc. Bradley Center
7/19 (SAT) Maryland Heights, Mo. UMB Bank Pavilion
7/20 (SUN) Bonner Springs, Kan. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/22 (TUE) Englewood, Colo. Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
7/23 (WED) West Valley City, Utah USANA Amphitheater
7/24 (THU) Nampa, Idaho Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/25 (FRI) Marysville, Calif. Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/26 (SAT) Mountain View, Calif. Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/27 (SUN) Las Vegas, Nev. Thomas & Mack Center
7/28 (MON) Phoenix, Ariz. America West Arena
7/29 (TUE) Albuquerque, N.M. Tingley Coliseum
7/31 (THU) Dallas, Tex. Smirnoff Music Centre
8/1 (FRI) Selma, Tex. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/2 (SAT) The Woodlands, Tex. C.W. Mitchell Pavilion
8/3 (SUN) Beaumont, Tex. SE Texas Entertainment Complex
8/4 (MON) New Orleans, La. New Orleans Arena
8/5 (TUE) Atlanta, Ga. HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
8/7 (THU) Tampa, Fla. St. Pete Times Forum
8/8 (FRI) Sunrise, Fla. Office Depot Center
8/9 (SAT) Orlando, Fla. TD Waterhouse Centre
8/10 (SUN) Charlotte, N.C. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/11 (MON) Antioch, Tenn. AmSouth Amphitheatre
8/13 (WED) Raleigh, N.C. Alltel Pavilion
8/15 (FRI) Holmdel, N.J. PNC Bank Arts Center
8/16 (SAT) Wantagh, N.Y. Jones Beach Theater
8/17 (SUN) Manchester, N.H. Verizon Wireless Arena
8/18 (MON) Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre
8/19 (TUE) Hershey, Pa. Giant Center
8/20 (WED) Noblesville, Ind. Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/21 (THU) Clarkston, Mich. DTE Energy Music Theatre