Lil Wayne Announces 24 City 'I Am Music' Tour

Lil’ Wayne is wrapping up a stellar year with a star-studded 24-city tour that will lead him into 2009. On December 1, the Cash Money Millionaire will kick off the “I Am Music Tour” at Miami’s America Airlines Arena with a multi-genre supporting cast of opening acts.

The tour will run through January 19, 2009 and will feature performances by Wayne’s most frequent collaborator T-Pain and his most recent collaborator Keri Hilson.

Also included on the line up are R&B darling Keyshia Cole and alternative rap group Gym Class Heroes.

“I Am Music” will be Weezy’s biggest tour to date in support of his multi-platinum sixth studio album, Tha Carter III.

Since debuting at the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart with a little over a million units sold in it’s first week, the critically album has garnered several accolades for Wayne.

Since the June 10th release of Tha Carter III, Wayne has taken home the Artists Choice Award at the 2008 MTV Europe Award and seven BET Hip-Hop Awards including Lyricist of the Year, Alltel Wireless People’s Champ and Track of the Year for “A Milli.”

Wayne has also been recognized with a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite Hip-Hop Song for “Lollipop” and American Music Awards nominations for Artist of the Year, Favorite Male artist (Hip-Hop/Rap Music) and Favorite Album (Hip-Hop/Rap Music).

Lil’ Wayne is planning to follow up Tha Carter III with a collection of completely new material which he will title Tha Carter III: The Rebirth, which is rumored to be available as soon as next month.

The album is said to feature an “A Milli” remix with Cory Gunz, Hurricane Chris, Lil Mama and Tyga, as well as “Lollipop Part 2” with The Dream, T-Pain, Chris Brown, T.I., Birdman and DJ Khaled.

Also on the album is a reunion cut entitled “Let’s Do It (for The City)” featuring Cash Money’s former roster of stars: B.G., Turk, Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, Birdman and Slim.

Tour Dates: (Some dates are subject to change)

December 14th Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
December 18th Houston, TX Toyota Center
December 19th Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
December 21st Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater
December 22nd Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater
December 23rd Oakland, CA Arena
December 26th Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
December 27th Chicago, IL United Center
December 28th Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
December 29th Greensboro, NC Coliseum
December 30th Washington, DC Verizon Center
December 31st Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
January 2nd Charlotte, NC Bobcat Arena
January 3rd Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
January 4th Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
January 8th St Louis MO Chafeitz Center
January 9th Kansas City MO Sprint Center
January 11th New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
January 14th Montreal, CAN Bell Center
January 15th Toronto CAN Air Canada Center
January 16th New York (LI) Nassau Coliseum
January 17th Hartford, CONN New England Dodge Music Ctr
January 18th Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
January 19th Worcester, MA DCU Center