SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

May 23, 2011 10:43 ET

Wiz Khalifa Has the Golden Touch; Acclaimed Rapper Set to Embark on "Rolling Papers" Tour as His Second Single "Roll Up" Becomes RIAA-Certified Gold; 40-City North American Tour Featuring Special Guests Big Sean and Chevy Woods Kicks Off June 11th at the Bonnaroo Festival; "Rolling Papers" Available Everywhere Now

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa has unveiled details of his upcoming headlining tour dubbed the "Rolling Papers Tour." The tour -- appropriately named after his debut album, "ROLLING PAPERS," -- will kick off on June 11th at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN and will continue through the summer, wrapping at the Phoenix Amphitheater in Pontiac, MI on August 5th (see below tour itinerary). Adding to all of this excitement, Wiz' second official single, "Roll Up," has recently been RIAA-Certified gold, with digital sales exceeding 500,000 units.

This 40-city tour features special guests Big Sean, Chevy Woods and DJ Bonics, and will see the Pittsburgh native making notable stops including the July 24th "Extra Wide" show in Columbia, MD alongside Mac Miller, Big Sean, Curren$y, Big KRIT and Chevy Woods, as well as New York's famed Central Park Summer Stage on July 25th. This new set of dates comes on the heels of the widely successful, sold-out "Campus Consciousness Green Carpet Tour," which brought Khalifa to 30 college campuses with over 120,000 tickets sold. In addition to all this, Khalifa is currently on his first European tour which will see him taking the stage in London, Paris and Berlin, to name a few. What's more, Khalifa recently received a nomination in the "Best New Artist" category at this year's BET Awards, which airs June 26th (check local listings).

Wiz Khalifa's debut album, "ROLLING PAPERS," was one of music's most anticipated albums this year, and debuted atop both Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" and "Top Rap Albums" charts, and is highlighted by the 3x-platinum single, "Black And Yellow." The MC ushered in the release of his major label debut with a string of major-publication cover stories including The Source, VIBE, Fader, Rolling Stone, Dub and Complex, as well as several highly publicized television appearances, including Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show With David Letterman, Lopez Tonight and The Mo'Nique Show.

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

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(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

WIZ KHALIFA ON TOUR 2011
"ROLLING PAPERS TOUR"
w/ special guests Big Sean & Chevy Woods
JUNE
11Manchester, TNBonnaroo Festival
12St. Louis, MOVerizone Wireless Amphitheater
13Cincinnati, OHPNC Pavilion at Riverbend
14Columbus, OHLC Pavilion
15Des Moines, IAVal Air Ballroom
16Minneapolis, MNCabooze Plaza
18Denver, CO1st Bank Center
21Lake Tahoe, NVMontbleau Casino
22San Francisco, CABill Graham Civic Center
23Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Bowl
25Anaheim, CAThe Honda Center
27Las Vegas, NVThe Joint
28Mesa, AZMesa Amphitheater
29Tucson, AZAva Amphitheater
30Albuquerque, NMConvention Center
JULY
2Grand Prairie, TXVerizon Theater at Grand Prairie
3Cedar Park, TXCedar Park Center
5Milwaukee, WIMilwaukee Summerfest
6Houston, TXReliant Arena
7New Orleans, LAKiefer Uno Lakefront Arena
8Nashville, TNMunicipal Auditorium
9Mariasville, NYCamp Bisco Festival
10Cleveland, OHTime Warner Cable Amphitheater
12Atlanta, GAMasquerade Music Park
15Boca Raton, FLSunset Cove
16Orlando, FLFirestone Lot
17St. Augustine, FLSt. Augustine Amphitheater
18Myrtle Beach , SCHouse of Blues
20Charlotte, NCUptown Amphitheater
21Greensboro, NCWhite Oak Amphitheater
22Portsmouth, VANtelos Wireless Pavilion
23Charlottesville, VACharlottesville Pavilion
24Columbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavilion
25New York, NYCentral Park Summer Stage
27Gilford, NHMeadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
28Portland, MEMaine State Pier
29West Long Branch, NJMac at Mamouth Universal
30Boston, MABank of America Pavilion
31Burlington, VTMidway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo
AUGUST
2Indianapolis, INLawn at White River State Park
3Rochester, NYMarvin Sands Performing Arts Center
4Lewiston, NYEarl W. Brydges Artpark
5Pontiac, MIPhoenix Amphitheater

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