Whether it's Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti or Charli Baltimore, Ja Rule is at his best when working beside a lady. So it shouldn't be a surprise the Murder Inc. star is hitting the road with Eve.
The rapper/actors will kick off more than a month of dates on January 29 in Lowell, Massachusetts, and wrap up March 2 in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Ja will headline the tour, which will hit venues ranging from clubs to arenas in cities big and small.
Before the outing begins, both rappers will perform at the Power 105 Powerhouse festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on January 16. Ashanti, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Fat Joe and R. Kelly are also on the bill, among others.
On Monday, Ja will perform "Thug Lovin' " with Bobby Brown at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Eve, who just signed on to star in a UPN sitcom (see "Eve To Star As Fashion Designer In Her Own UPN Sitcom"), will take a break from the tour to perform at an AIDS awareness concert in South Africa on February 2. Ludacris, Macy Gray, Nelly Furtado, Shaggy and Mos Def are also on the lineup (see "Bono, Shaggy, Macy Gray To Play AIDS Benefit In South Africa").
Ja Rule and Eve tour dates, according to Interscope:
- 1/29 - Lowell, MA @ Paul E. Tsongas Arena
- 1/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
- 2/4 - Gainsville, FL @ Stephen C. O'Connell Center
- 2/5 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome
- 2/6 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
- 2/7 - Atlanta, GA @ Visions
- 2/10 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County Memorial Coliseum
- 2/11 - East Lansing, MI @ Breslin Events Center
- 2/12 - De Kalb, IL @ Convocation Center
- 2/13 - Cedar Falls, IA @ UNI Dome
- 2/15 - Carbondale, IL @ Southern Illinois University
- 2/16 - Champaign, IL @ Assembly Hall
- 2/17 - Columbia, MO @ Hearnes Center
- 2/19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
- 2/20 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
- 2/21 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
- 2/25 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
- 2/26 - Montreal, QC @ Millennium
- 2/27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Laga
- 2/28 - Washington, DC @ Dream
- 3/1 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
- 3/2 - South Hadley, MA @ Mount Holyoke College