The lineup for Nelly's Sweat/Suit: Up Close and Personal Tour has been tinkered with several times, but as of now, the bill will feature Nelly and the St. Lunatics, T.I. and Fat Joe, according to all parties involved.
Although Fabolous talked publicly about being a part of the outing, his rep said his client was only in talks (see "Nelly, Fat Joe And Fabolous Planning Spring Tour"). He has yet to be confirmed and is currently not scheduled to be at any of the concerts.
Sometime within the next few weeks, Nelly and Fat Joe are going to get together in front of cameras as well, meeting in Los Angeles to film Joe's next video, "Get It Poppin'."
"The track felt real good," Joe said of the collaboration with Nelly. "I was in the club one night, we went to the studio after and Scott Storch produced that. It just felt like we needed Nelly on there. I was doing it myself. I did the hook, and I said, 'Man, this would sound so much doper if Nelly does it.' Nelly was like, 'Sure, I got you.' "
Joe already filmed a split clip for "So Much More" and "Safe to Say" in New York ("We just shot a video for that, which I really love," Joe said. "It's like the day in the life of Fat Joe"). That video is set to hit the airwaves this week. Meanwhile, T.I. is working on an album by his crew the Pimp Squad Clique, and Nelly is finishing up the soundtrack to "The Longest Yard."
Sweat/Suit: Up Close and Personal Tour dates, according to Universal Records:
- 3/18 - Norfolk, VA @ Old Dominion University
- 3/19 - Cleveland, OH @ State Theater
- 3/20 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theater
- 3/23 - Austin, TX @ Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo
- 3/24 - Beaumont, TX @ Ford Park
- 3/25 - Hidalgo, TX @ Dodge Arena
- 3/26 - El Paso, TX @ Cohen Stadium
- 3/30 - Evansville, IN @ Roberts Stadium
- 3/31 - Kansas City, MO @ Memorial Hall
- 4/3 - St. Louis, MO @ Savvis Center
- 4/7 - Minneapolis, MN @ Northtrop Auditorium
- 4/8 - Chicago, IL @ Arie Crown Theater
- 4/9 - Saginaw, MI @ Jack Breslin Center
- 4/10 - Saginaw, MI @ Dow Event Center
- 4/12 - Bridgeport, CT @ Arena at Harbor Yard
- 4/14 - Boston, MA @ Tsongas Arena
- 4/15 - New York, NY @ Theater at Madison Square Garden
- 4/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Liacouras Center
- 4/18 - Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
- 4/21 - Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Civic Center
- 4/26 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
- 4/27 - Tampa, FL @ Interstate Expo
- 5/10 - Fort Collins, CO @ Budweiser Event Center
- 5/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theater
- 5/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amphitheater
- 5/14 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose State Universtiy Event Center Arena
- 5/16 - Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium