SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

April 06, 2011 13:38 ET

Wiz Khalifa Blazes Up the Charts; "ROLLING PAPERS" Arrives Atop Both Billboard's Rap and R&B/Hip-Hop Charts; Acclaimed-MC Celebrates by Announcing His 40-City "Rolling Papers Tour" Kicking Off June 11th; Upcoming Appearances Include Co-Headlining Sets at Coachella and Bamboozle and a Performance on The Late Show With David Letterman; "ROLLING PAPERS" Is Available Everywhere Now

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - "ROLLING PAPERS," the acclaimed debut album from Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa, has debuted at #2 on the Billboard "Top 200 Albums" chart. With sales exceeding 197,000, the album -- which marks the rapper's major label debut -- is also sitting at #1 on Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums" and "Top Rap Albums." What's more, the Benny Blanco-produced, "No Sleep," has debuted at #6 on the Billboard "Hot 100 Singles" chart after spending most of the past week atop the iTunes singles chart with nearly 250,000 digital singles sold in the first week. Wiz plans to celebrate the success of his debut album with a performance of his new single, "Roll Up" on The Late Show With David Letterman airing next Monday, April 11th (check local listings).

The Pittsburgh MC's debut album currently has 3 singles in the top 50 of Billboard's "Hot 100 Singles" chart ("Black And Yellow," "Roll Up," "No Sleep"). Adding to this excitement, "Black And Yellow," which hit number 1 on Billboard's "Hot 100 Singles" charts in February, is rapidly approaching the 3 million downloads mark. "ROLLING PAPERS," has proven to be a favorite among critics including People, who gave the album 3.5 out of 4 stars, while Billboard called the album, "a unique opening statement from a gifted mainstream rapper," and USA Today praised Wiz by saying he "eases down the party road on 'Papers.'"

Khalifa, who's no stranger to taking his live show on the road, is heralding the release of "ROLLING PAPERS" by announcing the 40-city "Rolling Papers Tour." The tour kicks off on June 11th at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN and comes on the heels of the sold-out "Campus Consciousness Green Carpet Tour," which kicked off last week in Atlanta. Recognizing his laid-back, yet fun stage show, SPIN included the eco-friendly tour as one of their "25 Best Spring Tours," calling Wiz "a star ready for bigger stages."

Wiz won't be alone while on the "Campus Consciousness Green Carpet Tour." To support this 17-city nationwide college tour, Wiz will be joined by a mobile merch truck, appropriately named "The Puff Bus." The truck will travel with Wiz to all cities on the tour (see tour itinerary below) and will be filled with a plethora of merch items including clothing, posters and various other promotional items. Fans can follow "The Puff Bus" on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ThePuffBus, to find out where it will be parked when it rolls through their city. One of the first of its kind, "The Puff Bus" will be fully equipped with televisions and a full sound system, enhancing the fan experience even further by playing live concert footage, music videos, album tracks and more.

For more information on Wiz Khalifa, go to www.wizkhalifa.com, www.facebook.com/WizKhalifa, www.twitter.com/RealWizKhalifa, and www.myspace.com/WizKhalifa.

For press tools, head to http://press.atlanticrecords.com/wizkhalifa.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

WIZ KHALIFA ON TOUR 2011  
 
The Campus Consciousness Green Carpet Tour  
 
APRIL  
6 Bloomsburg, PA Bloomsburg Univ./Nelson Fieldhouse
7 Kingston, RI Univ. of Rhode Island/Ryan Center
8 Durham, NH Univ. of New Hampshire/Whittemore Center
13 Dekalb, IL Northern Illinois Univ./Convocation Center
14 West Lafayette, IN Purdue Univ./Sigma Nu Lawn
15 Bloomington, IN Indiana Univ./Sigma Alpha Mu/ZBT Lot
16 Champaign, IL Univ. of Illinois/Assembly Hall
19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Nova Southereastern Univ./Area at Don Taft U
20 Orlando, FL Univ. of Central Florida/UCF Arena
21 Tallahassee, FL Florida State Univ./Leon County Civic Center
22 Auburn, AL Auburn Univ./Lambda Chi Alpha Lawn
26 State College, PA Penn State Univ./Bryce Jordan Center
     
The Rolling Papers Tour  
 
JUNE  
11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Festival
12 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
13 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavillion At Riverbend
14 Columbus, OH LC Pavillion
15 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
16 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze Plaza
18 Denver, CO 1st Bank Center
21 Lake Tahoe, NV Montblue Casino
22 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Center
23 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
25 Anaheim, CA The Honda Center
27 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
28 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheater
29 Tucson, AZ Ava Amphitheater
30 Albuquerque, NM Convention Center
 
JULY  
2 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater At Grand Prairie
3 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center
6 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
7 New Orleans, LA Kiefer Uno Lakefront Arena
10 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
15 Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove
18 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
20 Charlotte, NC Uptown Amphitheater
21 Greensboro, NC White Oak Amphitheater
22 Portsmouth, VA Ntleos Wireless Pavilion
23 Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Pavilion
24 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
27 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook Pavilion
30 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion
 
AUGUST  
3 Rochester, NY Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center

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