In a major announcement Diddy revealed this morning (May 16) the lineup for the first-ever Bad Boy Family Reunion tour.
Featuring Puffy, along with Faith Evans, Lil Kim, Ma$e, 112, the LOX, Carl Thomas, Total, French Montana and Mario Winans, the 25-date excursion kicks off on August 25 in Columbus, Ohio, and will go all the way until October 8, when it concludes in Oakland, California. Diddy explained the tour’s rarity and importance in a press release accompanying the schedule.
“This isn’t just a concert — this is a moment in hip-hop and R&B history,” he said in a statement. “The family and I are so excited to welcome fans into this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This tour is 20 years in the making, and is a celebration of the hits and the Bad Boy lifestyle. The Bad Boy Family has set the standard for concert excellence, and this tour will be a testament to that!”
Bad Boy fans have an opportunity to get a first taste of what this show may look like as soon as this weekend. This Friday and Saturday, at Brooklyn's Barclays Arena, the initially announced shows for just New York will go on as scheduled in honor of the Notorious B.I.G.’s 44th birthday. The same proposed lineup is expected to perform.
Check out the Bad Boy Family Reunion tour schedule below.
8/25 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
8/26 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
8/27 - Chicago, IL - United Center
8/31 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
9/2 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
9/3 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena
9/4 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
9/6 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
9/8 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
9/10 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
9/11 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
9/14 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
9/15 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
9/16 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
9/18 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
9/20 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
9/22 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
9/23 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
9/24 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
9/25 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
10/1 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/2 - Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena
10/4 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
10/6 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
10/8 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
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