Lil' Bow Wow Planning Kid-Friendly Tour

Shows will be held on weekends so schoolchildren can attend.

Lil' Bow Wow will be spreading some "Puppy Love" when he kicks off his first headlining tour next month.

The 14-year-old rapper will perform on the weekends so school-aged children will be able to attend his concerts, many of which will be matinees.

The two-month outing in support of Lil' Bow Wow's double-platinum debut, Beware of Dog (2000), starts April 13 in Cincinnati and has dates lined up through a June 10 stop in New York, with more shows to be announced.

Lil' Bow Wow opened a series of shows for 'NSYNC late last year and plans to return to the studio shortly after his headlining tour wraps up.

The rapper is also slated to perform next month at Nickelodeon's 14th annual Kids' Choice Awards, where he is nominated for two awards.

Fans can also catch Lil' Bow Wow in the upcoming made-for-TV movie "Carmen: A Hip Hopera," a modern retelling of the 19th century opera "Carmen." The cast for the flick, which will air on MTV in early May, also includes Destiny's Child's Beyoncé Knowles, Wyclef Jean, Mos Def, Jermaine Dupri and Rah Digga.

Lil' Bow Wow tour dates, according to Columbia Records:

  • 4/13 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre

  • 4/14 - Louisville, KY @ Palace

  • 4/15 - Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre

  • 4/19 - Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre

  • 4/20 - San Diego, CA @ Spreckels Theatre

  • 4/22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre

  • 4/27 - Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre

  • 4/28 - Dallas, TX @ Bronco Bowl

  • 5/4 - Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre

  • 5/5 - St. Louis, MO @ Pageant

  • Columbus, OH @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium

  • 5/11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre

  • 5/13 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre

  • 5/18 - Atlanta, GA @ Earthlink Live

  • 5/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Earthlink Live

  • 5/20 - Atlanta, GA @ Earthlink Live

  • 5/25 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

  • 5/26 - Miami, FL @ Sunrise

  • 5/27 - Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

  • 6/1 - Richmond, VA @ Landmark Theatre

  • 6/2 - Washington, DC @ Constitution Hall

  • 6/3 - Charlotte, NC or Greensboro, NC @ TBA

  • 6/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA

  • 6/9 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre

  • 6/10 - New York, NY @ TBA