December 1, 2015


Lil Wayne Announces Dedication Tour With Rae Sremmurd: See the Dates

Denise Truscello/WireImage
Denise Truscello/WireImage

On Monday night, four days after dropping his No Ceilings 2 mixtapeLil Wayne tweeted that he’s got a tour lined up. Now official word has come out confirming the Dedication Tour. The announcement calls it “a personal thank you from Lil Wayne dedicated to all of his fans in cities he has rarely visited on his past tour runs."

Hopefully the title means he's brushing up on his fever dream Dedication mixtape cuts. The series’ first entry came a decade ago on Dec. 13. That one and its sequel are equal to the best in Weezy's collection, which has now stretched to more than two dozen albums and mixtapes in the 16 years since Tha Block Is Hot.

Here's Wayne's word about the Dedication Tour, which will feature Rae Sremmurd for its 19 dates:

It makes sense for Wayne to hit the road now. He's been more solidly prolific in 2015 than in any year since his release from Riker's. This year he dropped Sorry 4 the Wait 2—an apology for Tha Carter V’s endless delay—in January, the Free Weezy Album on the Fourth of July and No Ceilings 2 on Thanksgiving. (The stream/download awaits you, as does our roundup of the 20 hottest lyrics.)

Nostalgia rap events have been happening in high places the last few years. Jay Z did his Tidal B-sides concertKanye played 808s & Heartbreak in full for two nights; Nas did front-to-back Illmatic shows. If Wayne's going deep on his mixtapes for this tour, we've gotta pray for a Carter III–centric outing next.

Here's the full list of Dedication Tour dates:

Jan 21 — El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
Jan 23 — Hidalgo, TX @ Statefarm Arena
Jan 24 — Corpus Christi, TX @ AmericanBank Center
Jan 28 — Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
Jan 29 — Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
Jan 31 — Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
Feb 3 — Fayetteville, NC @ Crown Coliseum
Feb 4 — Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
Feb 5 — Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
Feb 18 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Feb 20 — Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
Feb 23 — Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Feb 25 — Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
Feb 26 — Dayton, OH @ Wright State University Nutter Center
Feb 27 — State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
Feb 28 — Youngstown, OH @ The Covelli Centre
Mar 1 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Mar 3 — Bloomington, IN @ Assembly Hall
Mar 6 — Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena