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Wiz Khalifa Has the Golden Touch; Acclaimed Rapper Set to Embark on "Rolling Papers" Tour as His Second Single "Roll Up" Becomes RIAA-Certified Gold; 40-City North American Tour Featuring Special Guests Big Sean and Chevy Woods Kicks Off June 11th at the(May 23, 2011)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/23/11 -- Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa has unveiled details of his upcoming headlining tour dubbed the "Rolling Papers Tour." The tour -- appropriately named after his debut album, "ROLLING PAPERS," -- will kick off on June 11th at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN and will continue through the summer, wrapping at the Phoenix Amphitheater in Pontiac, MI on August 5th (see below tour itinerary). Adding to all of this excitement, Wiz' second official single, "Roll Up," has recently been RIAA-Certified gold, with digital sales exceeding 500,000 units.
This 40-city tour features special guests Big Sean, Chevy Woods and DJ Bonics, and will see the Pittsburgh native making notable stops including the July 24th "Extra Wide" show in Columbia, MD alongside Mac Miller, Big Sean, Curren$y, Big KRIT and Chevy Woods, as well as New York's famed Central Park Summer Stage on July 25th. This new set of dates comes on the heels of the widely successful, sold-out "Campus Consciousness Green Carpet Tour," which brought Khalifa to 30 college campuses with over 120,000 tickets sold. In addition to all this, Khalifa is currently on his first European tour which will see him taking the stage in London, Paris and Berlin, to name a few. What's more, Khalifa recently received a nomination in the "Best New Artist" category at this year's BET Awards, which airs June 26th (check local listings).
Wiz Khalifa's debut album, "ROLLING PAPERS," was one of music's most anticipated albums this year, and debuted atop both Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" and "Top Rap Albums" charts, and is highlighted by the 3x-platinum single, "Black And Yellow." The MC ushered in the release of his major label debut with a string of major-publication cover stories including The Source, VIBE, Fader, Rolling Stone, Dub and Complex, as well as several highly publicized television appearances, including Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show With David Letterman, Lopez Tonight and The Mo'Nique Show.
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(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
WIZ KHALIFA ON TOUR 2011 "ROLLING PAPERS TOUR" w/ special guests Big Sean & Chevy Woods JUNE -------- 11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Festival 12 St. Louis, MO Verizone Wireless Amphitheater 13 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend 14 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion 15 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom 16 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze Plaza 18 Denver, CO 1st Bank Center 21 Lake Tahoe, NV Montbleau Casino 22 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Center 23 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl 25 Anaheim, CA The Honda Center 27 Las Vegas, NV The Joint 28 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheater 29 Tucson, AZ Ava Amphitheater 30 Albuquerque, NM Convention Center JULY -------- 2 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie 3 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center 5 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Summerfest 6 Houston, TX Reliant Arena 7 New Orleans, LA Kiefer Uno Lakefront Arena 8 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium 9 Mariasville, NY Camp Bisco Festival 10 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheater 12 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park 15 Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove 16 Orlando, FL Firestone Lot 17 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater 18 Myrtle Beach , SC House of Blues 20 Charlotte, NC Uptown Amphitheater 21 Greensboro, NC White Oak Amphitheater 22 Portsmouth, VA Ntelos Wireless Pavilion 23 Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Pavilion 24 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 25 New York, NY Central Park Summer Stage 27 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion 28 Portland, ME Maine State Pier 29 West Long Branch, NJ Mac at Mamouth Universal 30 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion 31 Burlington, VT Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo AUGUST -------- 2 Indianapolis, IN Lawn at White River State Park 3 Rochester, NY Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center 4 Lewiston, NY Earl W. Brydges Artpark 5 Pontiac, MI Phoenix Amphitheater
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