Nicki Minaj is painting the town pink. After opening for Lil Wayne and Britney Spears last year, hip-hop’s reigning queen will headline her first tour in North America this summer.
The 14-date “Pink Friday” trek will kick off July 16 in Chicago, traveling to Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, and Seattle, currently wrapping August 12 in Vancouver. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced event go on sale starting Friday, May 4.
In addition to her solo dates, the “Starships” rapper will play several radio shows including Wild 94.9’s Wild Jam in San Francisco on May 10, 102.7 KIIS FM’s Wango Tango in L.A. on May 12, Wired 96.5 Fest in Philadelphia on June 1, Jam’n 94.5 Summer Jam in Boston on June 2, Hot 97 Summer Jam in New York on June 3, and Hot Jam in Hartford on July 20.
Nicki will also bring back her intimate meet and greets. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase a VIP laminate and lithograph and be the first to enter the venue on the night of the show. During each meet and greet, Minaj will sign autographs and take photos with her Barbz. VIP packages will be available at www.mypinkfriday.com.
Before bringing her tour stateside, the hip-hop diva will tour Europe beginning June 8 in Stockholm, Sweden. Dates for her international shows in the U.K., Japan, and Australia sold out within hours.
“Pink Friday” North American Tour Dates
July 16 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
July 17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre Detroit
July 19 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre at Playhouse Square
July 22 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre Atlanta
July 24 – Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center
July 26 – Birmingham, AL – Boutwell Auditorium
July 28 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
July 29 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 31 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
August 2 – Denver, CO – Wells Fargo Theatre
August 4 – Las Vegas, NV – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
August 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
August 11 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
August 12 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre