Wale Readies Ambition Tour
September 7, 2011, 2011: Burbank, CA:
Maybach Music / Warner Bros. Records rapper Wale will hit the road beginning September 8th to promote his highly anticipated sophomore album Ambition in stores November 1st. The paid tour is being promoted in conjunction with tour partner Live Nation. Pre-sale packages were made available in most markets today at 11:01 AM and tickets will go on sale September 9th at 11:01 AM. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at http://wale.artistarena.com/.
Wale will tour alongside a stellar line-up including fellow rappers Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Savoy, Miami Horror, Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennendy and a host of local talent on select dates and Virginia artist Black Cobain, who will be featured on all tour dates. For a full list of all artists accompanying Wale and tour routing visit http://ralphfolarin.com/.
In celebration, Wale is giving fans a chance to design an official commemorative tour poster for the final stop of the “Ambition Tour” on December 8th in Atlanta. First prize will have their poster honored at the show, made into a commemorative poster plus win $500 and two tickets to the show. The contest will run until Oct 18th. Log-on to http://bit.ly/q87GwP for more details.
Last week, Wale premiered his video for the single “That Way” featuring Rick Ross and Jerimih on BET’s 106 and Park and can also be seen on [email protected] and MTVU. In addition to this, Wale will take part in BET’s highly coveted hip-hop cypher as part of the BET Hip Hop Awards which airs October 11th. The single has proven to be a tour-de-force at radio, being the #1 most added record at Urban Mainstream and climbing up the Top 15.
Wale recently caused an internet frenzy when he released his mixtape “The Eleven One Eleven Theory” which saw over 100k downloads within hours of its release, disrupting service for download portals Hulkshare and Sendspace. CEO Ted Brinkofski commented, ”This is actually the first time it’s due to an existing file. It’s certainly an exciting milestone, but not a pleasurable one.” The mixtape is still available on Jay-Z’s LifeandTimes.com: http://lifeandtimes.com/wale-the-eleven-one-eleven-theory.
Dates for the Ambition tour are as follows:
THU 9/15: Clemson, SC – Little Johns Coliseum
FRI 9/16: Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post
SAT 9/17: Kent, OH – Kent State University
THU 9/22: Binghamton, NY – Binghamton University
THU 9/29: Indiana, PA – Indiana Univ. of PA
SUN 10/2: Minneapolis, MN – Epic Concert Venue + Meet & Greet @ Phenom Sneakers & Streetwear
MON 10/3: Madison, WI – The Orpheum
THU 10/6: Baltimore, MD – Morgan State Univ.
SAT 10/8: Lincoln University, PA – Lincoln University
SUN 10/9: Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
MON 10/10: Philadelphia, PA – TLA
THU 10/13: Charlotte, NC – John C. Smith Univ.
FRI 10/14: Knoxville, TN – The Valarium
SAT 10/15: Greensboro, NC – North Carolina A&T
SUN 10/16: Nashville, TN – Limelight
TUE 10/18: Chicago, IL – House of Blues
THU 10/20: Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
TUES 10/25: Norfolk, VA – Joe Echols Hall
FRI 10/28: New York, NY – Terminal 5
SAT 10/29: Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
SUN 10/30: Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
MON 10/31: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
WED 11/9: Dallas, TX – House of Blues
THU 11/10: Houston, TX – House of Blues
FRI 11/11: New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
SAT 11/12: Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
TUE 11/15: Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
THU 11/17: San Diego, CA – Fluxx
FRI 11/18: Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
SUN 11/20: Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theater
TUE 11/22: San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
WED 11/23: Sacramento, CA – The Crest Theatre
FRI 11/25: Seattle, WA – Neumos
SAT 11/26: Portland, OR – Roseland
WED 11/30: Miami, FL – LIV
THU 12/1: Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
FRI 12/2: Orlando, FL – The Beacham
SAT 12/3: Tallahassee, FL – 20/20
SUN 12/4: Tampa, FL – The Ritz
TUE 12/6: Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
THU 12/8: Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle