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Wiz Khalifa Keeps the Success Rolling; Pittsburgh Rapper's Debut Album, "ROLLING PAPERS," Now RIAA-Certified Gold, While Second Single "Roll Up" Reaches Platinum Status; Current "Rolling Papers Tour" Heralded by a Performance at Last Week's Bonnar(June 22, 2011)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 06/22/11 -- Rostrum/Atlantic Records recording artist Wiz Khalifa is proud to announce that his debut album, "ROLLING PAPERS," has been officially RIAA-certified gold. What's more, the rapper's second official single, "Roll Up," is now certified platinum after receiving gold certification only a couple of weeks prior. These two new accolades join the already 3X platinum single, "Black And Yellow," which was released last September and catapulted up the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard's "Hot 100 Singles" chart. Known for his great presence on the road, Wiz recently kicked off his "Rolling Papers Tour" with a much-buzzed-about set at last week's Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN.
The nationwide tour will see the Pittsburgh MC performing at venues nationwide, concluding with a recently added homecoming show at Pittsburgh's Trib Total Media Amphitheatre on August 6th. The tour -- appropriately titled after the rapper's major label debut album -- will feature notable performances including the "Extra Wide" show on July 24th in Columbia, MD as well as a sold-out performance at NYC's Central Park SummerStage. All of this excitement comes after Khalifa's first European tour, where he performed to sold-out crowds in London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam. In addition to this, the acclaimed rapper has been nominated for "Best New Artist" at the 2011 BET Awards, airing June 26th (check local listings).
Always one to use the internet as a direct connection with his loyal fans, Wiz has surpassed the 2 million followers mark on Twitter, with over 8 million people having "liked" his official Facebook page.
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(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
WIZ KHALIFA ON TOUR 2011
"ROLLING PAPERS TOUR"
w/ special guests Big Sean & Chevy Woods
JUNE 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 SummerStage 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 6 Pittsburgh, PA Trib Total Media Amphitheatre
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