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 [article id="1484915"]"Ice Cube Ready To Work On Solo LP, Still In Talks With Dre"[/article]).
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