While Nas’ upcoming album might almost be done, the Queens rapper has plotted a North American takeover with a forthcoming tour alongside collaborator and close friend Lauryn Hill. Comedian Hannibal Buress and reggae star Chronixx will also appear on select tour stops.
The announcement comes after Nas recently celebrated the Fugees frontwoman’s birthday together last week (May 26). “Singing Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder style to my soul sister Ms Lauryn Hill blessings and blessings love. (Free the Big Bro Lord ),” Nas captioned his post.
The two previously collaborated on the Illmatic MC’s 1996 hit “If I Ruled The World.” Their U.S. outing kicks off in Chicago on Sept. 7 and wraps in Vancouver on Oct. 11.
Tickets for the forthcoming trek go live on June 2 on Live Nation. However, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets on Wednesday, May 31 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, June 1 at 10:00 p.m. courtesy of Citi’s Private Pass program. Tidal subscribers can also cop tickets early with a special pre-sale starting on Thursday, June 1 at 10 a.m.
Check their itinerary below.
Sept 7 – ^Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sept 8 – ^Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Sept 10 – ^Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Sept 12 – ^Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Sept 14 – +Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Sept 15 – +Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Sept 20 – ^Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
Sept 22 – +Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Sept 23 – ^Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
Sept 27 – ^Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Sept 28 – ^Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory*
Sept 30 – ^Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
Oct 3 – +San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Oct 5 – ^Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct 7 – +Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct 10 – +Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
Oct 11 – ^Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
+with Hannibal Buress and Chronixx