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50 Cent maps out summer tour

on April 26, 2010, 3:15pm

Writing about hip-hop news is perhaps the hardest thing to do on Earth. Okay, maybe not really, but with details seemingly changing by the hour, it’s a pretty mind-numbing practice. 50 Cent is a prime example of this. Prior to the November 2009 release of Before I Self Destruct, the rapper’s fourth LP had about 13 different release dates, 1400 tracklists, and enough quotes from fellow rappers discussing how “the album would forever change hip-hop as we know it” to fill a book.

Now that Before I Self Destruct is finally out there, 50 is moving onto his next endeavors — a U.S. tour and another studio album (gulp). Starting May 28th, 50 will embark on “The Invitation Tour,” a 19-date trek that will have the rapper visiting medium sized venues through the U.S. until late June. He’ll use the shows to promote Before I Self Destruct as well his next new album, Black Magic, which is apparently due out in the summer.

[Queue obligatory comment how Black Magic will change hip-hop.]

“I got a joint that I did that was real uptempo,” 50 told British DJ Tim Westwood back in March (via MTV). “It’s a different type of vibe. It’s still 50 Cent. It’s official. If you heard the record, you’d feel different. My Black Magic album, I’ve been listening to different types of music. I just wanna create something that’s outta the box. I’m using different song formats. I’ll write a rap song in the sequence of a different kind of record. A traditional hip-hop record may have three 16-bar verses. To write it in a different formant instead of the way a traditional rap record is written, to experiment with different things, it’s still hip-hop music. It’s still 50 Cent content; it’s just written in a different way.” Sounds good, 50. Can’t wait to listen to it in 2012!

Tickets for “The Invitation Tour” are now available via Ticketmaster.com. Kanye West’s BFF Soulja Boy will be opening along with Monica and Lloyd Banks.

50 Cent 2010 Tour Dates:
05/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
05/29 – Detroit, MI @ Chene Park Riverfront Amphitheater
05/30 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
06/01 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
06/03 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
06/04 – Los Angeles @ Club Nokia at L.A. Live
06/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms
06/07 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theater
06/10 – Kansas City, KS @ Midland Theatre
06/11 – Dallas, TX @ Music Hall at Fair Park
06/12 – Houston, TX @ Arena Theater
06/15 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
06/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
06/18 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
06/19 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
06/22 -New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
06/23 – Wallingford, CT @ Chevrolet Theater
06/24 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
06/25 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues

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