(Nicki Minaj on the set of her "Starships" video)
By Jocelyn Vena
Nicki Minaj is taking her gang of alter-egos overseas beginning in early June, when she will hit 15 cities on her European Pink Friday Tour. The Young Money rapper will begin her journey on June 8 at the Annexet in Stockholm, Sweden, before hitting Norway, Denmark, France, Italy and London. The presale for Nicki's Oslo, Norway, date began Monday, and tickets to the Stockholm show will be pre-sold Tuesday. Tickets for subsequent shows will go on sale in the coming weeks.
The Harajuku Barbie's sophomore LP Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is scheduled to be released on April 3. On Friday, Nicki released the tracklist for the album and revealed collaborations with Chris Brown, Nas, Cam'ron, Rick Ross and of course her Young Money cohorts Lil Wayne and Drake.
"April 3 is gonna be a doozy. It's gonna be crazy," Nicki told MTV News after her NBA All-Star Game performance in Orlando, Florida, last month. "It's gonna be important for just hip-hop culture and pop culture. It's gonna be very big."
Nicki Minaj's 2012 European Tour Dates:
»6/08 Sweden @ Annexet
»6/09 Norway @ Oslo Spektrum
»6/11 Denmark @ Falconer Salen
»6/13 Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
»6/18 Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall
»6/19 France @ Zénith de Paris
»6/21 Italy @ Alcatraz
»6/24 London, U.K. @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo
»6/25 London, U.K. @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo
»6/26 Birmingham, U.K. @NIA Birmingham
»6/28 Manchester, U.K. @ O2 Apollo Manchester
»7/06 Kinross, U.K. @ T in the Park Festival
»7/07 London, U.K. @ Hyde Park
»8/18 Shifnal, U.K. @ V Festival 2012
»8/19 Chelmsford, U.K. @ V Festival 2012