SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

June 22, 2011 10:50 ET

Wiz Khalifa Keeps the Success Rolling; Pittsburgh Rapper's Debut Album, "ROLLING PAPERS," Now RIAA-Certified Gold, While Second Single "Roll Up" Reaches Platinum Status; Current "Rolling Papers Tour" Heralded by a Performance at Last Week's Bonnaroo Festival With Sold-Out Show at NYC's Central Park SummerStage on July 25th; Hip-Hop Virtuoso Nominated for "Best New Artist" at the 2011 BET Awards

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) - Rostrum/Atlantic Records recording artist Wiz Khalifa is proud to announce that his debut album, "ROLLING PAPERS," has been officially RIAA-certified gold. What's more, the rapper's second official single, "Roll Up," is now certified platinum after receiving gold certification only a couple of weeks prior. These two new accolades join the already 3X platinum single, "Black And Yellow," which was released last September and catapulted up the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard's "Hot 100 Singles" chart. Known for his great presence on the road, Wiz recently kicked off his "Rolling Papers Tour" with a much-buzzed-about set at last week's Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN.

The nationwide tour will see the Pittsburgh MC performing at venues nationwide, concluding with a recently added homecoming show at Pittsburgh's Trib Total Media Amphitheatre on August 6th. The tour -- appropriately titled after the rapper's major label debut album -- will feature notable performances including the "Extra Wide" show on July 24th in Columbia, MD as well as a sold-out performance at NYC's Central Park SummerStage. All of this excitement comes after Khalifa's first European tour, where he performed to sold-out crowds in London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam. In addition to this, the acclaimed rapper has been nominated for "Best New Artist" at the 2011 BET Awards, airing June 26th (check local listings).

Always one to use the internet as a direct connection with his loyal fans, Wiz has surpassed the 2 million followers mark on Twitter, with over 8 million people having "liked" his official Facebook page.

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
"ROLLING PAPERS TOUR"
w/ special guests Big Sean & Chevy Woods

JUNE
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 SummerStage
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
6Pittsburgh, PATrib Total Media Amphitheatre

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