Beginning in February 2019 and running through late March, the U.S. trek will visit 16 cities, including Meek's hometown of Philadelphia. Notably, it marks the rapper's first tour since his release from prison earlier this year.
Last week, Meek released "Uptown Vibes" and "Oodles O' Noodles Babies" to rev up anticipation for Championships, which arrives Friday. The new project — his first full-length album since 2017's Wins & Losses — also includes the Jeremih-featuring single "Dangerous," as well as a rumored collaboration with Cardi B.
While gearing up for his new musical chapter, Meek is also continuing to passionately push for prison reform. Just before announcing his new tour on Monday (November 26), The New York Times published an op-ed from the rapper in which he announces his new criminal justice reform organization. Underscoring the country's need for prison reform, he wrote, "A higher power has put me in a position to help fix this — to help clean up this persistent stain on our society."
Read the full op-ed here, and check out the Motivation Tour dates below.
02/19 — Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
02/22 — Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
02/23 — Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
02/26 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
02/28 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
03/01 — San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
03/05 — Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
03/08 — Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
03/09 — Detroit, MI @ The Fox Theatre
03/12 — New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
03/15 — Philadelphia, PA @ The MET
03/19 — Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
03/21 — Washington, DC @ The Anthem
03/23 — Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
03/24 — Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy