Lil Wayne To Launch I Am Music II Tour In March

Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Travis Barker and Mixmaster Mike join 24-city tour.

Lil Wayne is hitting the road this March for his I Am Music IITtour, the sequel to his record-setting 2009 trek that grossed the superstar over $40 million.

On Monday (January 24), the New Orleans MC announced the outing, on which Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Travis Barker and Mixmaster Mike will join him as opening acts. The 24-city tour opens March 18 in Buffalo, New York, and will feature stops in Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Houston and Atlanta, among other locations.

Tickets go on sale February 4 through Live Nation.

After keeping a low profile since his release from prison late last year, Weezy has returned his career to full throttle so far in 2011.

Earlier this month, he contributed to Nicki’s “Roman’s Revenge 2.0,” and he filmed videos for his “6 Foot 7 Foot” and DJ Khaled’s “Welcome to My Hood.”

The I Am Music II Tour dates, according to Cash Money Records:

» 3/18 – Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
» 3/19 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
» 3/20 – Baltimore, MD @ First Mariner Arena
» 3/23 – Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
» 3/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
» 3/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

» 3/27 – Long Island, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
» 3/30 – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
» 4/1 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 4/2 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
» 4/3 – Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
» 4/6 – Miami, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
» 4/8 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
» 4/9 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
» 4/10 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
» 4/14 – New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
» 4/15 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
» 4/16 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
» 4/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Arena
» 4/23 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
» 4/24 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
» 4/26 – Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
» 4/28 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
» 4/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena