LL Cool J, Chuck D, Ice Cube, and Doug E. Fresh at SXSW (via)
LL Cool J

Last week in Austin for SXSW, LL Cool J headlined the Doritos stage (back for a second year, but slightly less cheesy this time around), performing with Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Doug E. Fresh, and DJ Z-Trip. Switch out Doug E. Fresh from that lineup and replace him with De La Soul, and you've got the full bill for this year's "Kings of the Mic Tour," which kicks off in late May and runs through early July. That tour hits the NYC area for shows on June 18 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark and on June 20 at Roseland Ballroom in NYC. Tickets for the Roseland show are on Citi Cardmember presale now. They go on Live Nation/LN Mobile App presale Wednesday (3/20) at 10 AM (anyone know the password?) and general on-sale starts Friday (3/22) at noon. Tickets for the NJ show go on presale Thursday (3/21).

You may remember that LL Cool J previously teamed up with Z-Trip and Chuck D of Public Enemy (along with Tom Morello and Travis Barker) to perform his new single, "Whaddup," at the Grammys. You can listen to that single, and check out all dates listed below...


LL Cool J - "Whaddup" (ft. Chuck D, Z-Trip, Travis Barker, and Tom Morello)

LL Cool J w/ DJ Z-Trip, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, & De La Soul -- 2013 Tour Dates
05/23 Tucson, AZ Ava Amphitheater
05/24 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Casino
05/25 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
05/26 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
05/30 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
05/31 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah's Council Bluffs Stir Cove
06/01 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
06/04 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
06/06 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
06/07 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
06/12 Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
06/14 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre
06/15 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
06/16 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
06/18 Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
06/19 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
06/20 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
06/22 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
06/23 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
06/25 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
06/26 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/27 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/01 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
07/02 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater
07/03 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
07/05 New Orleans, LA Essence Music Festival

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