Bad Boy is coming out to play. After selling out Barclays Center for back-to-back Biggie celebration shows this weekend, Puff Daddy has announced the long-awaited “Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour.”
Diddy is bringing Lil’ Kim, Ma$e, Faith Evans, Mario Winans, 112, Total, Carl Thomas, The Lox, and French Montana with him for the 25-date North American run, which kicks off Aug. 25 at Columbus’ Schottenstein Center and wraps Oct. 8 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena.
Tickets for the jaunt go on sale Friday (May 20). Coincidentally, that’s the same day the Bad Boy fam is set to preview the trek during a performance on the “Today” Summer Concert Series.
“This isn’t just a concert—this is a moment in hip-hop and R&B history,” said Puff. “The family and I are so excited to welcome fans into this once in a lifetime experience. This tour is 20 years in the making, and is a celebration of the hits and the Bad Boy lifestyle. The Bad Boy Family has set the standard for concert excellence, and this tour will be a testament to that!”
Aside from the tour, Puff is also gearing up to unleash his final album, No Way Out 2. “I’m going to put out my last album and devote 100 percent of my time to doing films,” he said in a recent interview. “I want to stop at a great place…A final album is a great place to stop. I want to take a victory lap, to do a world tour and really enjoy it one last time.”
Prior to launching the tour, Puff Daddy & The Family will also make a stop at the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans on July 3.
See dates for the “Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour” below.