LL Cool J
3.19.2013

LL Cool J Announces ‘Kings of the Mic’ Tour with Ice Cube, Public Enemy, & De La Soul

LL Cool J has assembled a legendary lineup for his next tour. Some of hip-hop’s greatest MCs will bless the stage during the “Kings of the Mic” tour.

Fresh from rocking Austin at SXSW, LL has announced dates for the 25-date U.S. trek, which kicks off May 23 in Tucson, Arizona, playing shows in Las Vegas, New York, Boston, and Cincinnati before wrapping on July 3 in Houston.

LL isn’t the only icon on the bill. The hip-hop fest also includes Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul, and DJ Z-Trip.

The tour arrives on the heels of LL’s album Authentic, due April 30. “This album and tour are for you. Thank you for being there from day 1,” the Queens rapper told his fans.

Tickets for select cities go on sale this week. See an itinerary below.

“Kings of the Mic” Tour Dates

May 23 – Ava Amphitheater – Tucson, AZ
May 24 – Hard Rock Casino – Las Vegas, NV
May 25 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
May 26 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
May 30 – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
May 31 – Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove – Council Bluffs, IA
June 1 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO
June 4 – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
June 6 – Mahaffey Theater – Saint Petersburg, FL
June 7 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
June 12 – Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric – Baltimore, MD
June 14 – Charter Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC
June 15 – nTelos Wireless Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA
June 16 – Durham Performing Arts Center – Durham, NC
June 18 – New Jersey Performing Arts Center – Newark, NJ
June 19 – Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
June 20 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
June 22 – Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center – Canandaigua, NY
June 23 – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mount Pleasant, MI
June 25 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH
June 26 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
June 27 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
July 1 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
July 2 – Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater – Austin, TX
July 3 – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
July 5 – Essence Music Festival – New Orleans, LA

Kings of the Mic Tour