Nicki Minaj announces summer concert tour


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 or, 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

Source: DiscoverSD