Snoop Dogg To Tour New Zealand

Snoop Dogg will tour New Zealand with a live band in April, ending an eight year absence from the country.

The rapper, backed by his 12-piece band The Snoopadelics, will make stops in Wellington at the Events Centre on Apr. 13 and at the Supertop Ericsson Stadium in Auckland on Apr. 15th.

The last time Snoop Dogg appeared in New Zealand was for a sold-out performance in 1998.

Also sharing the bill with Snoop is Dawn Raid Entertainment's rapper Savage.

Savage is a founding member of one of New Zealand's best known Hip-Hop groups, The Deceptikonz.

He released his highly anticipated album Moonshine last year, which went double platinum in New Zealand.

Tickets go on sale on the internet Mar. 1 at and through Ticketek Mar. 3.