LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnetic rappers and live performers, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller team-up for the Under the Influence of Music Tour with special guests Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Chevy Woods. The Live Nation produced tour is scheduled to begin on July 26th in Cincinnati, at the Riverbend Music Center, with additional dates and opening acts to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale to the public on April 20th at 4:20pm local time at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
"I'm really excited for this tour, for the fans and as a fan of music myself. It's gonna be trippy!" said Khalifa. "I'm excited to go on a tour like this because it brings a group of individuals together to move across the country as a unit to showcase great music," adds Miller.
Beginning on Thursday, April 19th, fans who visit www.facebook.com/livenation and RSVP to the presale will have early access to tickets. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 17th at 10am local time through Citi's Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Citi is the official credit card of the Under the Influence of Music Tour.
Both Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller have tremendous live followings. Wiz Khalifa has performed over 350 shows since the beginning of 2010 with major tours including "Deal or No Deal," "Campus Consciousness" and last summer's 45 date sell-out the "Rolling Papers Tour." He has also played at more than 50 universities and colleges over the past 14 months. Major festival appearances include: Bonnaroo, Coachella, Bamboozle, Bumbershoot, Rock The Bells, Summer Camp, Soundset and more.
Khalifa has released three albums which have resonated with fans and critics across the country including Show and Prove (2006), Deal or No Deal (2009) and Rolling Papers (2011). Khalifa's megahit single from Rolling Papers, "Black and Yellow," has sold over 3.6 million copies, for a total of more than 7 million singles sold from Rolling Papers alone, which was his Atlantic Records debut. Khalifa also released a movie soundtrack with Snoop Dogg, "Mac & Devin Go To High School," which featured the hit single "Young, Wild, and Free," selling more than 2.5 million copies.
Mac Miller has performed more than 200 shows in 2011 with major tours including "The Incredibly Dope Tour" and last fall's 80-date sold out U.S. "Blue Slide Park Tour." Miller is currently out on the first leg of his "Macadelic" tour where fans and critics alike have praised his live performances. Like Khalifa, Miller has a loyal collegiate following having performed at 70 universities and colleges since the beginning of 2011. His festival appearances include: Hang Out Fest, Bonnaroo, Paid Dues, Bamboozle, Rock The Bells, Roots Picnic, Governor's Ball, Soundset and more.
Miller's release of "Blue Slide Park" (Rostrum, 11/8/11) was the first indie #1 album debut since 1995.
His debut digital only EP, "On And On And Beyond," released in 2011, has sold 90,000 copies. He also has two gold singles to his credit including "Knock, Knock" and "Donald Trump" with little to no radio airplay.
Under the Influence of Music Tour
July 26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
July 27 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 28 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 29 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre**
August 01 Boston, MA Comcast Center
August 02 New York, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater*
August 03 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
August 04 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
August 05 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
*Mac Miller is not confirmed for New York.
**School Boy Q is not confirmed for Toronto.
For additional information, please visit: Ticketmaster.com, WizKhalifa.com and MacMillerOfficial.com.
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