Hip-hop star and former "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj will hit the road this summer for a North American tour that begins July 17 in Dallas and concludes Aug. 19 with a Canadian date in Edmonton. Her itinerary will include an Aug. 13 date at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. (All of her tour dates appear below.)
The tour in in support of Minaj's third album, "The Pinkprint," which came out late last year. Supports acts for her tour include Meek Mill , Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe and Dej Loaf. Tinahse had been scheduled to be a part of Iggy Azalea's spring tour, which was to have include a San Diego stop at Valley View Casino Center, but that tour was postponed until the fall.
A pre-sale for Minaj fan club members and for VIP ticket packages begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. The general on-sale date is 10 a.m. Saturday, including for her Aug. 13 Sleep Train Amphitheatre date. Depending on the venue, tickets will go on sale at that time at livenation.com or ticketmaster.com, and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
As of this writing, only a few of her tour dates are posted on the websites for Ticketmaster and Live Nation, but all of them appear on Minaj''s website. Tickets for her San Diego show have not yet been announced, but they range from $25 to $85 each, and from $25 to $99.50, plus service charges, for some other dates on her tour.
Nicki Minaj Pinkprint tour dates
July 17 - Dallas, Texas @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 20 - Miami, Fla.@ Bayfront Park & Amphitheater
July 22 - Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 24 - Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 26 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
July 28 - Toronto, Ont. @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 29 - Montreal, Que. @ Bell Centre
July 31 - Clarkston, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 2 - Atlanta, Ga. at Aaron's Amphitheatre @ Lakewood
Aug. 4 - Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavillion
Aug. 6 - Camden, N.J. @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 8 - Burgettstown, Pa. at First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 9 - Tinley Park, Ill. @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 - Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
Aug. 13 - Chula Vista, Calif. @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 - Concord, Calif. @ Concord Pavilion
Aug. 16 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Aug. 18 - Calgary, Alta. @ Scotiabank Saddledome
Aug. 19 - Edmonton, Alta. @ Rexall Place