Second Annual Epic Summer Hip-Hop Tour Under The Influence of Music Starring Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky Announced Today
Special Guests Include B.o.B., Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era and Berner, with performances by Chevy Woods and Smoke DZA
LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The second annual Under The Influence of Music Tour will hit the road this summer, starring two of the most dynamic and exciting performers in music, Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky. The expanded, 20-city epic hip-hop trek will also feature special guests B.o.B., Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era and Berner, with performances by Chevy Woods and Smoke DZA.
The Live Nation-produced tour is set to begin on July 17(th) in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View and will culminate on August 11(th) at Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center.
“Last year’s Under the Influence Tour was such a blast, that we decided to double the number of dates and take the tour to even more of our fans across the country,” said tour founder Wiz Khalifa. Last year’s Under the Influence Tour was a major success, making stops at 10 Live Nation amphitheatres around the country and averaging more than 17,000 tickets per show.
“I’m looking forward to getting out on the road with Wiz,” said A$AP Rocky. “We’ve talked a lot about doing this and I’m excited that it’s finally come together. This is going to be the biggest party of the summer.”
$15 Early Bird tickets will be available from the start of the tour presale through Sunday, April 28(th) at 10PM local time, additional fees may apply, quantities limited.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Saturday, April 27(th) at www.livenation.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Beginning today, fans can click here or visit http://on.fb.me/XUtLV6 to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available on April 25(th). Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 23(rd) at 10AM local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. VIP Packages are available at VIPNation.com.
Live Nation mobile app users will have access to presale tickets beginning April 26(th). Mobile users can text “LNAPP” or 404040 to download the Live Nation mobile app (available for iOS and Android).
Both Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky have massive live followings. Wiz has played more than 400 shows since the beginning of 2010 with major tours including “Deal or No Deal,” “Campus Consciousness,” “Rolling Papers” as well as last summer’s “UTIOM” tour. His latest album, O.N.I.F.C. debuted at Number Two on the charts and the single “Let It Go,” featuring Akon is currently making its way up the charts. Khalifa has released three albums previously including Show and Prove (2006), Deal or No Deal (2009) and Rolling Papers (2011). Khalifa’s megahit single from Rolling Papers, “Black and Yellow,” has sold over 4 Million copies to date.
With the announcement of the “Under The Influence Tour,” Wiz Khalifa is proud to announce The Influence Club – The Official Wiz Khalifa Tour Club. The Influence Club will offer you access to ticket presales and VIP packages before the general public and tons of exclusive content from EACH AND EVERY SHOW of Wiz’s upcoming tour! Simply click the ‘Influence Club” link on the wizkhalifa.com home page to get started.
A$AP Rocky announced his global arrival in a major way earlier this year when his highly anticipated debut album LONG.LIVE.A$AP entered at the Number One spot on Billboard’s Top 200, Hip-Hop Albums, R&B Albums and Digital Albums chart. The album entered the charts Top 10 in 24 countries around the world. Currently a special guest on Rihanna’s “Diamonds World Tour,” Rocky’s take-no-prisoners live set has been galvanizing audiences from coast-to-coast.
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MUSIC TOUR DATE CITY VENUE Wed, Jul 17* Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View Thu, Jul 18 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Fri, Jul 19 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre Sun, Jul 21 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater Tue, Jul 23** Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre Thu, July 25 Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheatre Fri, July 26 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Sun, July 28 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion Tue, July 30 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Wed, July 31 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre Thu, Aug 1 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live Fri, Aug 2 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center Sat, Aug 3 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion Sun, Aug 4 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center Tue, Aug 6 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wed, Aug 7+ Boston, MA Comcast Center Thu, Aug 8 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre Fri, Aug 9 Montreal Parc Jean Drapeau Sat, Aug 10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Sun, Aug 11 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
*Trinidad James will not be appearing on the Bay Area date. **Tickets for Denver show go on sale on Saturday, May 11th. +Ticket on sale date for Boston, to be determined.
Fans are encouraged to visit LiveNation.com to see interviews with Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky about the tour here: http://bit.ly/WizASAPExcl
Join the conversation at #TheInfluenceTour.
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