Second Annual Epic Summer Hip-Hop Tour “Under The Influence of Music Starring Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky” Announced Today

- April 20, 2013

Special Guests Include B.o.B., Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era and Berner, with performances by Chevy Woods and Smoke DZA

LOS ANGELES, CA  (April 22, 2013)                        The second annual Under The Influence of Music Tour  will hit the road this summer, starring two of the most dynamic and exciting performers in music, Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky.  The expanded, 20-city epic hip-hop trek will also feature special guests B.o.B., Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era and Berner, with performances by Chevy Woods and Smoke DZA.

The Live Nation-produced tour is set to begin on July 17th in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View and will culminate on August 11th at Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center.

“Last year’s Under the Influence Tour was such a blast, that we decided to double the number of dates and take the tour to even more of our fans across the country,” said tour founder Wiz Khalifa.  Last year’s Under the Influence Tour was a major success, making stops at 10 Live Nation amphitheatres around the country and averaging more than 17,000 tickets per show.

“I’m looking forward to getting out on the road with Wiz,” said A$AP Rocky.  “We’ve talked a lot about doing this and I’m excited that it’s finally come together.  This is going to be the biggest party of the summer.”

$15 Early Bird tickets will be available from the start of the tour presale through Sunday, April 28th at 10PM local time, additional fees may apply, quantities limited.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Saturday, April 27th at www.livenation.com or www.ticketmaster.com.  Beginning today, fans can click here or visit http://on.fb.me/XUtLV6  to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available on April 25th.  Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 23rd at 10AM local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program.  For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.  VIP Packages are available at VIPNation.com.

Live Nation mobile app users will have access to presale tickets beginning April 26th.  Mobile users can text “LNAPP or 404040 to download the Live Nation mobile app (available for iOS and Android)

Both Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky have massive live followings.  Wiz has played more than 400 shows since the beginning of 2010 with major tours including “Deal or No Deal,” “Campus Consciousness,” “Rolling Papers” as well as last summer’s “UTIOM” tour.  His latest album, O.N.I.F.C. debuted at Number Two on the charts and the single “Let It Go,” featuring Akon is currently making its way up the charts.  Khalifa has released three albums previously 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 4 Million copies to date.

With the announcement of the “Under The Influence Tour,” Wiz Khalifa is proud to announce The Influence Club – The Official Wiz Khalifa Tour Club. The Influence Club will offer you access to ticket presales and VIP packages before the general public and tons of exclusive content from EACH AND EVERY SHOW of Wiz’s upcoming tour! Simply click the ‘Influence Club” link on the wizkhalifa.com home page to get started.

A$AP Rocky announced his global arrival in a major way earlier this year when his highly anticipated debut album LONG.LIVE.A$AP  entered at the Number One spot on Billboard’s Top 200, Hip-Hop Albums, R&B Albums and Digital Albums chart.  The album entered the charts Top 10 in 24 countries around the world.  Currently a special guest on Rihanna’s “Diamonds World Tour,” Rocky’s take-no-prisoners live set has been galvanizing audiences from coast-to-coast.

 UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MUSIC TOUR

 

DATE            CITY                                       VENUE

Wed, Jul 17*       Mountain View, CA       Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View

Thu, Jul 18          Irvine, CA                    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Fri, Jul 19           Chula Vista, CA           Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Sun, Jul 21        Albuquerque, NM            Isleta Amphitheatre

Tue, Jul 23**       Denver, CO             Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Thu, July 25        Austin, TX               Austin 360 Amphitheatre

Fri, July 26          Houston, TX          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sun, July 28        Dallas, TX                Gexa Energy Pavilion

Tue, July 30        Chicago, IL          First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Wed, July 31       Detroit, MI                  DTE Energy Music Theatre

Thu, Aug 1          Washington, DC            Jiffy Lube Live

Fri, Aug 2            Holmdel, NJ                 PNC Bank Arts Center

Sat, Aug 3         Pittsburgh, PA               First Niagara Pavilion

Sun, Aug 4         Indianapolis, IN               Klipsch Music Center

Tue, Aug 6         Wantagh, NY               Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Wed, Aug 7+       Boston, MA                Comcast Center

Thu, Aug 8           Hartford, CT               Comcast Theatre

Fri, Aug 9            Montreal                   Parc Jean Drapeau

Sat, Aug 10         Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Sun, Aug 11         Cincinnati, OH            Riverbend Music Center

 

*Trinidad James will not be appearing on the Bay Area date.

**Tickets for Denver show go on sale on Saturday, May 11th.

+Ticket on sale date for Boston, to be determined.

 

For more information please visit:  LiveNation.com, theinfluencetour.com, WizKhalifa.com and asvpxrocky.com

Fans are encouraged to visit LiveNation.com to see interviews with Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky about the tour here: http://bit.ly/WizASAPExcl

Join the conversation at #TheInfluenceTour.

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PRESS CONTACTS:

Wiz Khalifa:

Arthur Pitt

Rostrum Records

artie@rostrumrecords.com

 

A$AP Rocky:

Theola Borden – RCA Records

Theola.Borden@RCARecords.com; 212.833.5592 or

Roberto Santos – RCA Records

Roberto.Santos@RCARecords.com; 212.833.5291

 

Tour Publicists:

SpinLab

John Vlautin at jv@spinlab.net or

Ashley Hamilton at Ashley@spinlab.net

818-763-9800