With his new album, Rolling Papers, moving almost 200,000 units its first week in stores and landing at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, [artist id="2427571"]Wiz Khalifa[/artist] has certified his position as one of hip-hop’s rising stars. Capitalizing on this success, the Pittsburgh rapper is embarking on the Rolling Papers World Tour, and riding shotgun will be G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean.
The “Black and Yellow” MC’s tour kicks off at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Missouri, on June 12. Despite its billing as a world tour, Wiz will only be hitting cities in the continental United States, including Las Vegas, New Orleans and Boston, for the 27-date tour before its final stop in Canandaigua, New York, on August 3.
Another featured artist on the bill is rapper Chevy Woods. Also a Pittsburgh native, he is a member of Wiz’s Taylor Gang crew. Wiz kept the collaborations on his major-label debut to a minimum, but Chevy managed to appear on “Star of the Show.” Big Sean is a Kanye West disciple and his debut LP, Finally Famous: The Album, recently had its release date pushed back to June 21.
Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on April 20. The date, an unofficial marijuana holiday known as Weed Day, is appropriate considering Wiz’s love of all things marijuana. Members of the official Taylor Gang Fan Club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets on Thursday, April 14.
Dates and venues for Wiz Khalifa’s tour are as follows:
» June 12 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
» June 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
» June 15 – West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
» June 18 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
» June 21 – Stateline, NV @ Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
» June 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
» June 23 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
» June 25 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
» June 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
» June 28 – Mesa, AZ — Mesa Amphitheatre
» June 29 – Tucson, AZ – Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre
» June 30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Albuquerque Convention Center
» July 2 – Gran Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Place
» July 3 – Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center
» July 6 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Arena
» July 7 – New Orleans, LA @ Lakefront Arena
» July 10 – Cleveland, OH @ The Warner Cable Amphitheatre @ Tower City
» July 15 – Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheatre
» July 18 – North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
» July 20 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
» July 21 – Greensboro, NC @ White Oak Amphitheatre
» July 22 – Portsmouth, VA @ Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
» July 23 – Charlottesville, VA @ Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
» July 24 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
» July 27 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
» July 30 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
» August 3 – Canandaigua, NY @ Marvin Sands PAC