GRAMMY AWARD WINNING HIP HOP ICON LIL WAYNE
SET TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA ON
2013 AMERICAS MOST WANTED MUSIC FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
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Grammy Awarding winning hip hop icon, label owner and TRUKFIT apparel brand founder Lil Wayne will bring his high voltage, eye-popping live show to United States top amphitheatres and arenas this Summer with the triumphant return of his America’s Most Wanted Music Festival.
The 2013 Americas Most Wanted Music Festival is the follow up to his blockbuster, record setting 2009 Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival, which grossed approximately $42 million and drew nearly 804,000 fans, cementing Lil Wayne’s status as one of the top touring artists.
The multi-platinum recording artist, who recently broke Elvis’s record for for most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with an impressive 109 entries, will tour in support of his forthcoming tenth studio album, I Am Not A Human Being 2 (Cash Money Records) which drops on March 26th. The highly anticipated album has already spawned two hit singles, “Love Me” featuring Drake and Future, which is currently #2 on Urban radio, as well as “No Worries” featuring Detail which ultimately clocked in at #1 on Urban radio.
Lil Wayne's 2013 Americas Most Wanted Tour, produced by Live Nation/Haymon Ventures, will kick off at Birmingham, AL on July 9th at the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, concluding on September 1st at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA, with stops in major markets such as Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia and Atlanta.
Celebrated for his tour’s star studded line ups, Lil Wayne will be joined by Tip “T.I” Harris and 2 Chainz. Additional support acts will be joining the tour and announced at a later time.
Tip “T.I.” Harris is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, film and music producer, actor, and author. His eighth studio album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head was released in December, which has since been certified Gold. T.I. has also made his mark on the world of TV and film, with the third season of his highly-rated reality show “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” premiering in April, and his first comedic role opposite Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in the #1 film, Identity Thief. As if all this weren’t enough, T.I. added author to his résumé when he released his first fiction novel, “Love & Beauty,” in September 2011, followed by the sequel, “Trouble & Triumph,” in September 2012. A true entrepreneur, T.I. is also the founder of the hugely popular clothing line AKOO, featured in stores everywhere as well as online at www.akooclothingbrand.com.
The 2013 America’s Most Wanted Tour will precede Lil Wayne’s already announced 2013 European Tour, which kicks off in October with Mac Miller.
A performer renowned for his extended headlining sets, full live band and use of pyrotechnics and creative stage and lighting design, Lil Wayne's 2013 America’s Most Wanted Tour promises to be a visual and aural spectacle on a scale unlike anything else he has already accomplished in his legendary, two decade career.