LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy & De La Soul Announce Kings Of The Mic Tour Dates

Grammy Awards audiences aren't the only ones privy to seeing LL Cool J and Chuck D rock together in the 2010s. Ice Cube and De La Soul are on the bill as well.

Four classic Hip Hop entities have come together for one Summer 2013 tour. Preparing his Authentic album, LL Cool J will headline over 25 dates with fellow legends Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul. The Kings Of The Mic Tour, as its called, will also be joined by Phoenix, Arizona's DJ Z-Trip, who will be LL Cool J's latest touring deejay..

Rap-Up.com originally broke the news. As Def Jam Records label-mates in the 1980s, LL Cool J and Public Enemy toured in 1987 and 1988. At last month's Grammy Awards, Cool J and Chuck D joined Tom Morello, Travis Barker and Z-Trip to perform "Whaddup" from Authentic.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 23 – Ava Amphitheater – Tucson, AZ
May 24 – Hard Rock Casino – Las Vegas, NV
May 25 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
May 26 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
May 30 – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
May 31 – Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove – Council Bluffs, IA
June 1 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO
June 4 – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
June 6 – Mahaffey Theater – Saint Petersburg, FL
June 7 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
June 12 – Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric – Baltimore, MD
June 14 – Charter Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC
June 15 – nTelos Wireless Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA
June 16 – Durham Performing Arts Center – Durham, NC
June 18 – New Jersey Performing Arts Center – Newark, NJ
June 19 – Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
June 20 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
June 22 – Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center – Canandaigua, NY
June 23 – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mount Pleasant, MI
June 25 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH
June 26 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
June 27 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
July 1 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
July 2 – Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater – Austin, TX
July 3 – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
July 5 – Essence Music Festival – New Orleans, LA

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  • Just Rockwell

    De La still puts out music and does all of these groups. They just dont get the shine that Lil Wayne and Drake gets, but these artists still put out good music and deserve to be heard like any other musical act. Only you black people act like older acts cant tour, make music or be relevant anymore. You never hear that about the Rolling Stones and they still tour today, selling out stadiums, not matter how old, or if they have any music. People saying that these rappers are old and shouldn't be rapping sound stupid to me. I am going to this show and I plan to have a great time! Peace to De La Soul for still putting out quality music and staying true to their soul in this music biz.

  • Devinn

    Always skipping over the NorthWest you ungrateful as mother f*ckers.

  • Money First

    Dope shit!! They definitely will show these newer artists how to really perform live...I have no idea why they don't have Chi-Town on that lineup tho? It plenty of fans in the city who support REAL music!!!

  • MarkoBejlis

    I'm making $86 an hour working from home. I was shocked when my neighbor told me she was averaging $95 but I see how it works now. I feel so much freedom now that I'm my own boss. This is what I do, Rich45.com_

  • rbgwarrior

    no milwaukee or chicago?? i want to go but st. lou is to far....book more midwest dates

  • Alston

    Man. I'm so there. These four acts have been known to put on a show. LL is legendary for holding down a show dolo with no hypeman, just raw energy and hits non stop. Ice Cube got hits galore. Public Enemy are rock stars and De La got a very creative and entertaining show. These dudes either are certified millionaires or are well traveled and paid via world tours so I doubt they're in need. Most of these trolls post comments for attention. Seen an old school show recently and the audience was a bunch of 20 something white girls. Only our people discard our own.

  • B.

    Damn! These kids are hating on legends. With live music it doesn't matter what they've done lately. If you would rather see a new artist with one "hot" album instead of 4 acts with catalogs as deep as LL, PE, De La and fuggin' Ice Cube, go for it! I know what tour would get my money...if they were coming to T-Dot. Have fun at the Riff Raff show kids!

  • Smokie Smoke

    That's the thing. Ppl don't appreciate older artisits. Suppose u were a fan from back in the day. Then u wanted ur kids to hear or see them perform? Why cant yall respect the older artists? Without the older Artists , u wouldn't have the new artists u love now.

  • Anonymous

    Come to Europe guaranteed to get paid with that line up, guaranteed to get paid. And bring BDK..

  • Been-Fresh

    https://soundcloud.com/beenfresh91 take it or leave it

  • Anonymous

    Kings of the old and broke mic tour. Please buy a ticket these losers need money.

    • I'm At Work And Bored

      This kid is just mad because it's not the Princesses of the Mic tour with Lil Wayne & Nikki Minaj.

    • Anonymous

      lol trolls. eminem would go.

    • Cage_44

      Dude is right. Do you really want to haer LL Cool J or De La Soul? They used to be hot but now........... When did LL, Cube or De La had a hot album the last time?? They will probably do 20 min. show and thats it.

    • Cage

      ^^^ Hahaha straight roasted him

    • Anonymous

      Oh, so you talked with them and they said they don't love the music, just the money? Get your stupid ass off of this article and back to the Justin Timberfuck article.

    • Anonymous

      Okay what i meant is: these guys were dope back in the day but do you really want to hear a new ll or cube album? A lot of these oldtimers are touring in europe all for the money and not for the love of music.

    • Daniel Beaulieu

      LL, Chuck D, Ice Cube, and De La are "losers"? You guys kill me. Some people shouldn't be allowed to be rap fans.

    • juxxx

      Not sure I agree with your statement. LL and Cube got plenty TV money. Not sure about P.E. and De La Soul.

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