March 19, 2013


LL Cool J Bringing Ice Cube, Public Enemy & De La Soul for 'Kings of the Mic' Tour


In case you missed LL Cool J killing it at SXSW last week with Public Enemy and Ice Cube at the Doritos #BoldStage (peep the photos here), you can still catch them all on tour this summer.

The three legendary rap acts—along with equally iconic De La Soul—are hitting the road from late May til early July for their Kings of the Mic tour.

The tour begins May 23 in Tuscon, AZ; less than a month after the Queens rapper drops his upcoming Authentic album due April 30. The tour will (w)rap in style at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. 

Check out the complete tour date schedule below:

5/23, Tucson, AZ (Ava Amphitheater)
5/24, Las Vegas, NV (Hard Rock Casino)
5/25, San Francisco, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
5/26, Santa Barbara, CA (Santa Barbara Bowl)
5/30, Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
5/31, Council Bluffs, IA (Harrah’s Council Bluffs– Stir Cove)
6/1, St. Louis, MO (Scottrade Center)
6/4, Atlanta, GA (Fox Theatre)
6/6, Saint Petersburg, FL (Mahaffey Theater)
6/7, St. Augustine, FL (St. Augustine Amphitheatre)
6/12, Baltimore, MD (Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric)
6/14, Simpsonville, SC (Charter Amphitheatre)
6/15, Portsmouth, VA (Telos Wireless Pavilion)
6/16, Durham, NC (Durham Performing Arts Center)
6/18, Newark, NJ (New Jersey Performing Arts Center)
6/19, Boston, MA (Bank of America Pavilion)
6/20, New York, NY (Roseland Ballroom)
6/22, Canandaigua, NY (Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center)
6/23, Mount Pleasant, MI (Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort)
6/25, Cleveland, OH (Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica)
6/26, Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
6/27, Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
7/1, Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre)
7/2, Austin, TX (Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater)
7/3, Houston, TX (Bayou Music Center)
7/5, New Orleans, LA (Essence Music Festival)