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R&B mack Trey Songz is ready to move on to the next chapter in life — a new concert tour. The ‘Top of the World’ singer will hit the road next month on a trek dubbed Anticipation 2our, named after his latest mixtape.
Songz will perform in small theater venues on his the North American jaunt, which launches Feb. 10 in Louisville, Ken. He will visit major cities like Chicago (Feb. 11), Los Angeles (Feb. 17), Las Vegas (Feb. 18) and Oakland, Calif. (Feb 19). More dates are expected to roll out soon.
Rapper Big Sean is expected to open for Songz, so it should be a fun concert. If you are a member of the Trey’s Angels fan club, you can get first dibs on the tickets before they go on sale to the public later this week.
Along with the tour, Songz will have a productive year ahead of him. The crooner is slated to release his new album ‘Chapter V’ in the spring. In addition, he will make his big-screen acting debut in the horror flick ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.’ The film, which is a remake of Tobe Hopper’s 1974 bloodfest, is expected to make a killing at the box office on Oct. 5.
Trey Songz’s Anticipation 2our Dates:
Feb. 10 – Louisville, Ken. | Palace Theatre
Feb. 11 – Chicago, Ill. | Auditorium Theatre
Feb. 17 – Los Angeles, Calif. | Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Feb. 18 – Las Vegas, Nev. | Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino
Feb. 19 – Oakland, Calif. | Paramount Theatre
D.C. rhyme-spitter Wale is taking his ambitions on the road next year. The Maybach Music Group artist has announced dates for his ‘Ambition’ tour, in support of his sophomore album of the same name.
The 28-city North American trek kicks off Dec. 30 in Atlantic City, N.J. (which is already sold out!) and stretches through the Midwest, Canada, Northeast and Southwest before wrapping up in the Bahamas on March 6. In February, Wale will team up with singer Miguel for a pre-Valentine’s Day shows in New York (Feb. 10) and Los Angeles (Feb. 13), respectively.
In addition, the rapper will perform concerts during Super Bowl weekend, NBA All-Star weekend and CIAA weekend. Wow! Wale is going to be one busy performer in 2012.
Meanwhile, Wale just released a new video for his latest single ‘Chain Music‘ and has begun production on a video for ‘Slight Work,’ his collaboration with Big Sean. R&B crooner Chris Brown is directing the clip in Los Angeles.
Wale Ambition Tour Dates
Dec. 30 – Atlantic City, N.J. | House of Blues (Sold Out)
Jan. 1 – Silver Spring, Md. | Fillmore
Jan. 6 – Ann Arbor, Mich. | U. Michigan
Jan. 7 – Columbus, Ohio | Newport Music Hall
Jan. 7 – Columbus, Ohio | Long Street Live
Jan. 8 – Cleveland, Ohio | House of Blues
Jan. 9 – Cincinnati, Ohio | Bogart’s
Jan. 19 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada | Time Supper Club
Jan. 20 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Phoenix Concert Theatre
Jan. 21 – London, Ontario, Canada | London Music Hall
Jan. 22 – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | The Studio at Hamilton Place
Jan. 26 – Bridgeport, Conn. | Webster Bank Arena
Jan. 27 – Springfield, Mass. | Mass Mutual Center
Jan. 28 – Worcester, Mass. | The Palladium
Jan. 31 – Wichita, Kan. | The Cotilion
Feb. 1 – Omaha, Neb. | Sokol Hall
Feb. 2 – Des Moines, Iowa | Val Air Ballroom
Feb. 4 – Indianapolis, Ind, | (Super Bowl Weekend)
Feb. 10 – New York, N.Y. | Irving Plaza (w/ Miguel) Lotus Flower Bomb / Valentines Show
Feb. 13 – West Hollywood, Calif. | Key Club (w/ Miguel) Lotus Flower Bomb / Valentines Show
Feb. 14 – Las Vegas, Nev. | Marquee Nightclub
Feb. 15 – Reno, Nev. | The Knitting Factory
Feb. 16 – Salt Lake City, Utah | Depot
Feb. 25 / Feb. 26 – Orlando, Fla. | (All Star Weekend)
March 2 / March 3 – Charlotte, N.C. | (CIAA Weekend)
March 6 – Nassau, Bahamas | Colonial Island
It appears that rap icon Erick Sermon is on the mend after suffering a mild heart attack last week. The EPMD rapper called into Shade 45?s Sway in the Morning on Tuesday (Nov. 15) and gave his recollection of how he almost suffered a near stroke.
According to the Green-Eyed Bandit, while he was in his home studio making beats, he experienced sharp pains on his left-hand side but shrugged it off. The next afternoon he experienced the same pains again and knew he had to go to the hospital.
“As soon as I hit the door, my whole left side cramped up on me,” Sermon recalls. “The heart palpitations were going really fast, and I started getting the pains again.” Thankfully, he arrived just in time or he would have suffered a stroke in the emergency room. “I could have dropped right there,” he told Sway.
Doctors later revealed to Sermon that his blood pressure was 200/190, which is extremely high for the average person. “If I didn’t make it there in time, I would have suffered a stroke first, then I would have been in trouble,” he said. “They did all these tests and figured out that the heart attack was a mild one.”
The 42-year-old veteran producer also underwent a test in which they inserted a camera into his main thigh artery to take pictures of his heart. Thankfully, the test results showed no blockages or major problems. Sermon is still recovering at the hospital and is undergoing more tests to make sure his heart is functioning properly. He is expected to be release before the end of the week.
Sermon, who is currently tipping the scale at 285 pounds, vows to get on a strict diet to shed at least 30 pounds. “I don’t want to be small, but I know I want to take off that weight to begin with,” he said. “When you take it off, that helps a lot, too, but also you have to watch that [unhealthy] food. I know it sounds crazy, but that food is a killer.”
Listen to Erick Sermon’s Interview
R&B superstar Drake is set to hit the road on a small tour next month. The crooner is headlining the Club Paradise Tour in support of his upcoming album ‘Take Care.’ The North American trek will also feature opening acts by rap newbies Kendrick Lamar and A$ AP Rocky.
So far, only six dates have been announced, but we are expecting that more cities will be added in the near future. For Drizzy to go on tour and not visit fans in major cities such as New York, Philadelphia or Los Angeles seems questionable to us. But who knows, this could be a warm-up for a major outing next year. As of right now, the tour kicks off on Nov. 9 in Columbus, Ohio.
You may be familiar with ‘Club Paradise’ — it was part of a trio of songs that Drake release about a month ago as a thank you to his fans for their ongoing support.
Drake just released his hometown video for ‘Headlines,’ the lead single from his upcoming album ‘Take Care,’ which hit stores on Oct. 24.
You can purchase tickets for the Club Paradise Tour here.
Drake Club Paradise Tour Dates:
11/09 – Columbus, Ohio | Schottenstein Center
11/10 – University Park, Penn. | Bryce Jordan Center
11/13 – Champaign, Ill. | Assembly Hall
11/15 – Fairfax, Va. | Patriot Center
11/19 – Columbia, S.C. | Colonial Life Arena
11/20 – Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum