Nelly's getting all up in your face. On the Up Close & Personal tour, which kicks off July 10 in Grand Prairie, Texas, the rapper will be trading in arenas for theaters and other mid-sized venues.
The 28-date Nelly and the St. Lunatics tour ends August 19 after a two-night stand in his hometown of St. Louis. Tickets for all shows will be priced from between $10 and $50.
After he finishes touring, Nelly will launch his record label, Derrty Entertainment. The first release will be Murphy Lee's Murphy's Law, which drops in September. Lee is the youngest member of the St. Lunatics.
Nelly is still touring to support the multiplatinum Nellyville, which was released exactly one year ago.
On Saturday, Nelly spearheaded an event to enroll minorities in the National Bone Marrow Registry. The campaign was named after his sister Jackie, who has leukemia and needs a bone-marrow transplant to survive (see "Nelly Encourages Minorities To Become Bone-Marrow Donors").
Nelly's summer tour, according to Universal Records:
- 7/10 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Next Stage at Grand Prairie
- 7/11 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
- 7/12 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
- 7/15 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center
- 7/16 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome
- 7/18 - Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
- 7/19 - Richmond, VA @ Landmark Theatre
- 7/20 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
- 7/21 - Boston, MA @ Wang Center
- 7/23 - Portland, ME @ Cumberland Civic Center
- 7/25 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
- 7/26 - Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
- 7/27 - Niles, OH @ Cafaro Field
- 7/28 - Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland Music Hall
- 7/30 - Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
- 7/31 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
- 8/2 - Detroit, MI @ TBA
- 8/3 - Chicago, IL @ Arie Crown Theater
- 8/5 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
- 8/8 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre
- 8/9 - Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre
- 8/10 - San Diego, CA @ TBA
- 8/12 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
- 8/13 - Vancouver, BC @ TBA
- 8/14 - Portland, OR @ TBA
- 8/17 - Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
- 8/18 - Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
- 8/19 - Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant