News: Ludacris, Jim Jones & Young Jeezy Bid T.I. "Farewell" Tonight

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 11:34AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

T.I. has snagged Ludacris and Jim Jones to help kick-off his "Farewell Tour" tonight (February 19) before beginning next month's prison sentence.

The first concert will take place Thursday evening in Missouri.

Rapper Jim Jones has been added to the T.I. and Ludacris "Swagger Like Us" concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Louis' Chaifetz Arena. St. Louis rapper Yung Ro of "Donk Dat" fame has also been added to the show, along with Lincoln University's "Marching Musical Storm" Marching Band, and a "surprise guest." (STL Today)

Tip's tour will feature a star-studded line-up of entertainers.

Artists billed to join the tour in select cities include Busta Rhymes, Plies, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Yung L.A., Keri Hilson and more. (Ticket Master)

The "King of the South" is billed to hit popular cities across the nation.

The performer--who is due to enter prison next month to begin serving a one-year sentence for felony weapons possession--will fit in a few shows before he goes into government care, kicking off Thursday night (2/19) in St. Louis, MO. The 12-date outing concludes March 15 in Texas; dates are below. Additional cities include Charlotte, Orlando, El Paso, San Antonio, Miami, Fayetteville, Houston and more. (Live Daily)

Despite being scheduled to spend a year and a day behind bars, fans will still be able to see T.I. on his weekly television series "Road to Redemption."

"Right now, there's nothing else you can say about my charges or my circumstance that hasn't already been said, so to keep wasting time on that, it's not worthy and is not significant," Tip told the Daily News. "Impacting the lives of at-risk youths in America and inspiring change? That is. People remember you for the last thing you did. If the last thing that I do isn't negative, you won't have a negative perception of my life." (New York Daily News)
"T.I.'s Road To Redemption: 45 Days To Go" is scheduled to air on Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. EST on MTV.

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