Lil Wayne's AMW Tour Kicks Off Tonight; Nicki Minaj Added

 Rapper Nicki Minaj has announced that she will join the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival, which features superstar rappers Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Drake and Soulja Boy.

The female emcee will hit the road with her male counterparts to promote her latest mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty.

"It's been hectic for the last couple of months, with me promoting my mixtape and being back in the studio, but I'm definitely excited and looking forward to getting back on the road with Young Money. They're family," Nicki Minaj stated.

Other artists on the Young Money imprint, including Jae Millz, Mack Maine and Shanelle are also expected to make appearances during the 20-date tour.

Lil Wayne recently returned to his frenetic tour schedule, after cancelling a tour of Europe upon doctors orders.

The America’s Most Wanted Music Festival kicks off tonight (July 27) in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Tour dates for the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival are listed below:

July 2009
27 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
29 - Saratoga, NY - Performing Arts Center
30 - Burgettstown, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion

August 2009
1 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
2 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
4 - Toronto, Ontario - Molson Amphitheater
5 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
6 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Pavilion
7 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion
8 - Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheater
9 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
12 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
13 - Los Angeles, CA - Venue to be announced
14 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
15 - Concord, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater
17 - Vancouver, British Columbia - GM Place
18 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
20 - Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
22 - Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
23 - Dallas, TX - Center