The summer’s hottest hip-hop concert ticket is here – as two of Def Jam’s biggest stars, Atlanta’s multi-platinum Young Jeezy and 21 year-old Chicago sensation Jeremih, join with New Orleans’ own Lil Wayne for the “Young Money” tour, opening in Scranton, PA on July 27th. The month-long 21-city North American package tour, also featuring Drake, Soulja Boy and other guests tba, will wrap up in Dallas on August 23rd. (Please see itinerary below.)
Jeremih, whose self-titled album debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the R&B chart, exploded into music history this spring with “Birthday Sex,” the most played song on MySpace for 6 weeks in a row. With over 95 million MySpace plays to date, “Birthday Sex” rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, #4 on the Hot 100, and #5 on the Hot Digital Songs chart (the single is approaching platinum), and boasts more than 100 million total audience at radio.
Young Jeezy released his most recent album, The Recession, in September 2008 – his second consecutive #1 Soundscan debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart (after 2006’s The Inspiration). The Recession, which also went straight to #1 at iTunes, spun off a string of hit singles starting with “Put On” featuring Kanye West, #1 Rap and #1 R&B, and a #12 pop hit as well. The Grammy-nominated song was the second-highest charting Hot 100 hit of Jeezy’s career, and was also nominated for the People’s Champ Award at the BET Hip Hop Awards in October 2008. Jeezy’s next album is set to drop in Fall 2009.
‘YOUNG MONEY TOUR’ STARRING YOUNG JEEZY, LIL WAYNE, JEREMIH, AND GUESTS
Date City Venue
July 27 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
29 Saratoga Springs, NY Performing Arts Center
30 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
31 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 1 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
2 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
4 Toronto, Ont. Molson Amphitheatre
5 Montreal, Que. Bell Centre
6 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
7 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
8 Raleigh, NC Music Pavilion
9 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre
12 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
13 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
14 Anaheim, CA Theatre at the Honda Center
15 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
17 Vancouver, B.C. GM Place
18 Edmonton, Alb. Rexall Place
20 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
22 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
23 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
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