Make Way For ‘Kings Of The Mic’

LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul band together for a tour beginning in May.  The “Kings Of The Mic” adventure launches in Tucson and includes stops in Minneapolis, St. Louis, Boston and Santa Barbara.

Photo: AP Photo
Onstage at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

For LL Cool J, the tour gives the rapper plenty of opportunities to showcase music from his upcoming album, Authentic, dropping April 30 on 429 Records/The Savoy Label Group.

Here’s the schedule:

May 23 – Tucson, Ariz., Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre
May 24 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Joint
May 25 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
May 26 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Santa Barbara Bowl
May 30 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center
May 31 – Council Bluffs, Iowa, Harrah’s Casino – Stir Concert Cove
June 1 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
June 4 – Atlanta, Ga., Fox Theatre
June 6 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., Mahaffey Theater
June 7 – Saint Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 12 – Baltimore, Md., Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric
June 14 – Simpsonville, S.C., Charter Amphitheatre
June 15 – Portsmouth, Va., Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
June 16 – Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center
June 18 – Newark, N.J., New Jersey Perf. Arts Center
June 19 – Boston, Mass., Bank Of America Pavilion
June 20 – New York, N.Y., Roseland Ballroom
June 22 – Canandaigua, N.Y., Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)
June 23 – Mount Pleasant, Mich., Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
June 25 – Cleveland, Ohio, Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
June 26 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 27 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
July 1 – Grand Prairie, Texas, Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
July 2 – Austin, Texas, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.
July 3 – Houston, Texas, Bayou Music Center

Photo: John Davisson
BUKU Music + Art Project, New Orleans, La.

With pre-sales launching in the coming days, public onsales begin March 22.  For more information, click here for LL Cool J’s Facebook page, here and here for websites belonging to Ice Cube and Public Enemy, respectively, and here for De La Soul’s Facebook page.