Snoop has dates penciled in for late December shows in Boston; Washington, D.C.; Dallas; Austin, and Denver.

It will mark the second tour for the rapper this year. He was a top draw on one of the biggest outings of the summer – the Up In Smoke tour – with mentor Dr. Dre, Eminem, Ice Cube, and Warren G.

The Last Meal is due to hit stores December 19, but Snoop’s former record label – Death Row – leaked 19 tracks slated to be on the disc for free download on the company’s Web site. The songs have since been removed from

The record is his third release since leaving Death Row in 1998 after the departure of company co-founder Dre and the death of labelmate Tupac Shakur. The imprint is now headed up by Marion “Suge” Knight, who appears to be running the company from his cell at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, Calif.

The drama between Snoop and Knight heated up in October, when Death Row released a disk of old Snoop Dogg tracks under the title Dead Man Walkin’ despite the rapper’s objections.