Lil Wayne is about to grace the masses with a brand-new, 14-city tour. Just try to get a ticket for under $1,000 (we’re not kidding).
After cryptic messages suggesting a retirement, it looks like Lil Wayne is back in action. Just this morning, the rapper disclosed a 14-date tour that starts next month.
As of right now, the ‘Kloser 2 U’ tour will kick off in Florida next month, then wind its way to Detroit by mid-May. Technically, the Gainesville and Morgantown, West Virginia dates may be warm-ups. Accordingly, tickets are already on sale for both of those engagements.
Everything else goes on sale starting March 3rd though Ticketmaster. Just try not to pay more than $1,000 a ticket!
Here are the tour dates.
4th – Gainesville, Florida (Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center)
7th – Morgantown, West Virginia (WVU Coliseum)
14th – Louisville, Kentucky (Louisville Palace)
15th – Madison, Wisconsin (Orpheum Theater)
19th – Anaheim, California (House Of Blues Anaheim)
20th – San Diego, California (Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU)
21st – Hollywood, California (Hollywood Palladium)
27th – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (The Criterion)
28th – Dallas, Texas (South Side Ballroom)
30th – Houston, Texas (Revention Music Center)
2nd – Nashville, Tennessee (Nashville Municipal Auditorium)
8th – Atlanta, Georgia (Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre)
10th –Grand Rapids (20 Monroe Live)
11th – Detroit, Michigan (Fox Theatre Detroit)
Out of ‘retirement’
The tour essentially ends speculation that Lil Wayne was planning to retire. After a series of seizures, the rapper ultimately tweeted this back in September:
“I AM NOW DEFENSELESS AND mentally DEFEATED & I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I’m dun,” the rapper tweeted.
That was quickly followed by, “ain’t lookin for sympathy, just serenity.”
But that was apparently just an impulse tweet, with the rapper still in the game. Moving on to the next problem…
Unfortunately, the limited number of dates could send ticket prices sky-high. And that’s especially true in larger cities like Los Angeles, where demand (and money) is high.
Just recently, J Cole fans were shocked to find tickets surging past $1,000. Unfortunately, that included fans trying to buy tickets on Ticketmaster’s website, right as they became available.
Ticketmaster was blamed for redirecting fans to its own resale site, where ticket prices quickly surged into the stratosphere. Does that pave the way for another price-gouging round?