News: Lil Wayne, Drake & Nicki Minaj's Young Money Tour Dates Revealed

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009 1:50AM

Written by Biz Jones

Lil Wayne's Young Money tour dates have been released to the public and show the rapper's camp loading up for a cross-country road trip today.

According to the released tour dates, Wayne's crew will hit regional venues.

Lil Wayne and Young Money's tour dates, according to their rep: » 12/17 - Hidalgo, TX @ Dodge Arena » 12/18 - Laredo, TX @ Laredo Entertainment Center » 12/20 - Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center » 12/26 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena » 12/28 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena » 12/31 - San Diego, CA @ San Diego Arena » 1/1 - El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Arena » 1/2 - Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Convention Center » 1/5 - Beaumont, TX @ Ford Park Arena » 1/6 - Austin, TX @ Travis County Expo » 1/7 - Allen, TX @ Allen Events Center » 1/8 - Lafayette, LA @ Cajun Dome » 1/9 - Little Rock, AR @ Alltell Arena » 1/10 - Southaven, MS @ Desoto Civic Center (MTV)

Birdman recently said the tour would also include his Cash Money Records roster.

"Drake is in the studio," Baby said in an interview with DJ Semtex. "We got a tour starting, a Cash Money/Young Money tour starting December 17th and that's with everybody. Kevin Rudolf, Jay Sean, myself, the whole Young Money camp, just the whole squad and Nicki [Minaj] has a new album coming out at the top of the year and Drake's new singles and new album coming out the first quarter. I'm excited about that. And we got Bow Wow coming out, Kevin Rudolf and everything that we doing right now." (DJ Semtex TV)

Young Money's Gudda Gudda previously hinted at a tour taking place this month.

"Definitely got a tour starting, supposed to be anywhere in between the 10th and the 14th of next month," he explained in an interview. "Its a Young Money/Cash Money tour. I ain't even catch the dates on it yet, I just know we goin' out on tour, when the albums drop. I'm pretty sure it's gonna be either as big or bigger [than last summer's tour.] We don't take two steps back, you know every time we do something we try to keep moving forward, more progress every time we do something. So, definitely might be either bigger, if not on the same level as one of the others. But its definitely gonna be a big tour." (New Lil Wayne)

Wayne's tour profits for 2008 to 2009 placed him ahead of both Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Seventy-eight Lil Wayne headlining arena and amphitheater concerts in North America from Dec. 14, 2008, through Sept. 6, 2009, grossed approximately $42 million and drew nearly 804,000 fans, according to Lil Wayne tour producer and tour business manager Shawn Gee. The second highest-grossing rap tour that Billboard has tracked was Jay-Z's 2008 jaunt with Mary J. Blige, which grossed $34.6 million and drew 310,694 concertgoers to 28 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore. Kanye West's 2008 Glow In the Dark tour comes in third, having pulled in $30.8 million from 49 concerts that attracted 507,853 fans. (Billboard)

Check out Birdman hinting at the upcoming tour down below:

BIRDMAN & JAY SEAN INTERVIEWS | LIVE FROM THE CASH MONEY PARTY, LONDON from DJ SEMTEX on Vimeo.

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