In a move that should satiate at least some '90s hip-hop enthusiasts, LL Cool J, DJ Z-Trip, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and De La Soul have announced a joint tour together. The Kings Of The Mic tour kicks off May 23 in Tucson, Arizona and is partially in support of LL’s new record, Authentic, due out April 30.
Tourmates Z-Trip and Chuck D are featured on the record's lead single, the truly horrible “Whaddup,” which the trio will no doubt play live each night, because they’re cruel sadists who hate their fans. On the other hand, attendees will also probably get to hear “Me, Myself, And I,” “Fight The Power,” “I Can’t Live Without My Radio,” and “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It,” so it’s a trade-off.
A full list of dates is below.
Kings of the Mic Tour 2013
May 23—Ava Amphitheater—Tucson, Arizona
May 24—Hard Rock Casino—Las Vegas, Nevada
May 25—Shoreline Amphitheatre—San Francisco, California
May 26—Santa Barbara Bowl—Santa Barbara, California
May 30—Target Center—Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 31—Harrah’s Council Bluffs—Council Bluffs, Iowa
June 1—Scottrade Center—St. Louis, Missouri
June 4—Fox Theatre—Atlanta, Georgia
June 6—Mahaffey Theater—St. Petersburg, Florida
June 7—St. Augustine Amphitheatre—St. Augustine, Florida
June 12—Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric—Baltimore, Maryland
June 14—Charter Amphitheatre—Simpsonville, South Carolina
June 15—nTelos Wireless Pavilion—Portsmouth, Virginia
June 16—Durham Performing Arts Center—Durham, North Carolina
June 18—New Jersey Performing Arts Center—Newark, New Jersey
June 19—Bank Of America Pavilion—Boston, Massachusetts
June 20—Roseland Ballroom—New York, New York
June 22—Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center—Canandiagua, New York
June 23—Soaring Eagle Casino And Resort—Mount Pleasant, Michigan
June 25—Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica—Cleveland, Ohio
June 26—DTE Energy Music Theatre—Clarkston, Michigan
June 27—Riverbend Music Center—Cincinnati, Ohio
July 1—Verizon Theatre—Grand Prairie, Texas
July 2—Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater—Austin, Texas
July 3—Bayou Music Center—Houston, Texas
July 5—Essence Music Festival—New Orleans, Louisiana
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