Rock The Mic Tour Extended, But Without Jay-Z

50 Cent becomes hip-hop trek's sole headliner from August 7-21.

Jay-Z is putting his mic down, but 50 Cent won’t get off the stage until at least the end of August.

Thirteen more dates have been added to the Rock the Mic tour, during which we’ll see Young Hova bow out and hip-hop’s most diesel fan favorite step in as the show’s only headliner.

Jay and the Roc will exit Rock the Mic when it was originally supposed to end on August 5, but the hip-hop road show now won’t see a final curtain until August 21 in Detroit. Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul, Obie Trice and Bone Crusher, who already have spots in the current version of the tour, will all continue to interchange as openers.

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Rock the Mic starts its second leg on August 7 in Tampa, Florida, at the St. Petersburg Times Forum.

New Rock the Mic tour dates, according to Interscope:


  • 8/7 – Tampa, FL @ St. Petersburg Times Forum
  • 8/8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Office Depot Center
  • 8/9 – Orlando, FL @ TD Waterhouse Centre
  • 8/10 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 8/11 – Nashville, TN @ AmSouth Amphitheatre
  • 8/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Arena
  • 8/14 – Baltimore, MD @ First Mariner Arena
  • 8/15 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 8/16 – Long Island, NY @ Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater
  • 8/17 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
  • 8/19 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
  • 8/20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 8/21 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Amphitheatre