Like their collective name implies, Ice Cube, Mack 10 and WC are staying west of the Mississippi for their upcoming tour.
The month-long trek begins April 28 in La Jolla, California, according to a Priority Records spokesperson. The hip-hop trio play four more shows in California before heading to Reno, Nevada, and Medford, Oregon. A spin in the Southwest precedes the tour's final destination, Las Vegas on May 27.
Westside Connection's tour, supporting their latest album, Terrorist Threats, may come as a surprise since the future of the group seemed uncertain last month. But Ice Cube apparently knew something the trash-talkers didn't. While he wouldn't address the alleged beef between the three, the rapper/actor said plans to tour weren't completely ruled out (see "Ice Cube Ready To Work On Solo LP, Still In Talks With Dre").
Prior to the tour's launch, the group will shoot a video April 10 and 11 for their current single, "So Many Rappers in Love." Terrorist Threats, Westside Connection's follow-up to 1996's Bow Down, has sold more than 679,000 copies, according to SoundScan.
Westside Connection tour dates, according to Priority Records:
- 4/28 - La Jolla, CA @ Rimac Arena
- 4/29 - Oxnard, CA @ Oxnard Performing Arts Center
- 4/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
- 5/1 - Riverside, CA @ La Luna
- 5/2 - Bakersfield, CA @ Bakersfield Centennial Garden
- 5/3 - Reno, NV @ Wild 102.9 Radio Show (Lawyler Events Center)
- 5/4 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Hot 98 Radio Show (Fairgrounds)
- 5/5 - Medford, OR @ Medford Armory
- 5/14 - Houston, TX @ 610 Arena
- 5/16 - McAllen, TX @ La Villa Real
- 5/21 - Lubbock, TX @ Fairgrounds
- 5/22 - El Paso, TX @ Cohen Stadium
- 5/23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
- 5/24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
- 5/25 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
- 5/27 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues