Blackwall Street leader The Game has announced upcoming tour dates for performances in the U.K. this summer.
The West Coast-bred emcee will make his first UK appearance since last December.
The Game returns to the UK with three live dates confirmed across the country. His albums have sold a total of half a million In the UK, and netted him worldwide sales of seven million. The Game toured the UK last year and returns for the following shows: Tuesday, July 14 O2 Academy, Leeds. Wednesday July 15 O2 Academy, Liverpool. Thursday, July 16 O2 Academy, Bristol. Tickets are priced and available beginning Friday (May 22). (eGigs)
Prior to the upcoming tour, Game hit the road earlier this year to promote his third album.
He has assembled a coast-to-coast US trek to support his latest effort, LAX. The club/theater outing is scheduled to visit nearly 30 cities, starting with several California performances in mid-February. Beginning Feb. 18 and concluding Mar. 29, stops include Los Angeles, Phoenix, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, Boise, Denver, Tulsa, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, New Haven, Providence, Norfolk, New York and more. (Live Daily)
Aside from touring, the rapper is reportedly working on his new album.
“The R.E.D. Album, people think the R.E.D. stands for gangbanging,” he said. “I am what I am. … R.E.D.? That’s rededicated. Rededicated to hip-hop … to my ‘hood, Compton. Rededicated to my family, rededicated to everything…It’s a step up…it’s a little soulful…I was wondering to myself how I’m gonna elevate myself and even change the field. Three albums, what do you talk about after three albums? I ain’t selling crack and gangbanging and shooting sh*t up. My beefs have been down low. So what do you really talk about? I just wanna rap, man. I just wanna do music. Whatever it turns out to be, it turns out to be…I’m just gonna rap this time.” (MTV)
Game previously said LAX would be his final album but later killed rumors of his retirement.
“I’m on tour right now stackin’ my paper,” Game said in an interview. “Yeah, I ain’t retiring man, I gotta work on my album man. I gotta keep giving the people, you know, the gangsta sh*t, straight outta Compton, four albums in, come this September or something like that. I’ma drop some new heat. I even got an album title.” (Wild 101.1)
A release date for The R.E.D. Album has not yet been announced.