The itinerary looks to have the artists on the road well into August, with theatres and somewhat more intimate stages than the usual amphitheatres as the venues of choice.

“We want to feel the audience,” Nelly said. “We want to be wit’ them – get crazy. We want to go out into the crowd, hear them singin’, [and] feel them dancin’.”

With thoughts like that, this tour is sure to live up to its Up Close & Personal name.

Along with a new tour on the horizon, Nelly is launching his record label, Derrty Entertainment. The label’s first release is from the youngest St. Lunatics member, Murphy Lee, whose debut solo album, Murphy’s Law, is set for release in September.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster for under the $50 mark, with some as low as $10.