LL Cool J Plans Kings of the Mic Tour With Public Enemy, Ice Cube and De La Soul
Attention hip-hoppers! LL Cool J is hitting the road this summer and he's bringing a few powerhouse acts along with him. The GOAT is headlining the Kings of the Mic tour with co-headliners Public Enemy, Ice Cube and De La Soul.
The North American trek kicks off May 23 in Tucson, Ariz., and will hit cities like Las Vegas, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, New York, Cleveland and Houston before wrapping up in New Orleans on July 5.
LL is touring in support of his upcoming new album, 'Authentic,' which hits stores April 30. The rapper-actor hasn't toured in quite some time but felt this summer was the moment to give the fans a helluva rap show. "This album and tour are for you. Thank you for being there from day 1," said LL.
The Kings of the Mic tour has something for everyone on the bill. Fans can hear some vintage gangsta rap by Ice Cube, along with the groovy sounds of De La Soul.
The tour will be extra special for Chuck D and Public Enemy. The influential hip-hop group are celebrating their 25th anniversary in the rap game. In addition, P.E. will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year on April 14.
Check out the Kings of the Mic Tour Dates:
May 23 -- Tucson, Ariz. | Ava Amphitheater
May 24 -- Las Vegas, Nev. | Hard Rock Casino
May 25 -- San Francisco, Calif. | Shoreline Amphitheatre
May 26 -- Santa Barbara, Calif. | Santa Barbara Bowl
May 30 -- Minneapolis, Minn. | Target Center
May 31 -- Council Bluffs, Ia. | Harrah's Council Bluffs (Stir Cove)
June 1 -- St. Louis, Miss. | Scottrade Center
June 4 -- Atlanta, Ga. | Fox Theatre
June 6 -- Saint Petersburg, Fla. | Mahaffey Theater
June 7 -- St. Augustine, Fla. | St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 12 -- Baltimore, Md. | Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
June 14 -- Simpsonville, SC | Charter Amphitheatre
June 15 -- Portsmouth, Va. | nTelos Wireless Pavilion
June 16 -- Durham, NC | Durham Performing Arts Center
June 18 -- Newark, NJ | New Jersey Performing Arts Center
June 19 -- Boston, Mass. | Bank of America Pavilion
June 20 -- New York, NY | Roseland Ballroom –
June 22 -- Canandaigua, NY| Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
June 23 -- Mount Pleasant, Mich. | Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
June 25 -- Cleveland, Ohio | Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
June 26 -- Clarkston, Mich. | DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 27 -- Cincinnati, Ohio | Riverbend Music Center
July 1 -- Grand Prairie, TX | Verizon Theatre
July 2 – Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater –
July 3 -- Houston, TX | Bayou Music Center
July 5 -- New Orleans, La. | Essence Music Festival
Watch LL Cool J & Chuck D Performing at 2013 Grammy Awards