Snoop Dogg and Tha Liks will team for a summer North American tour, set to kick off July 18 in Portland, Ore. While full venue information is still being nailed down, the trek is likely to run through late August.See Also:
Snoop proteges tha Dogg Pound, Bad Azz, and Doggys Angels will also be on the bill. The rapper can currently be seen co-starring in the John Singleton-directed "Baby Boy," and heard on the movieís Universal soundtrack. Tha Liksí new Loud/Columbia album, "X.O. Experience," is was released Tuesday (July 10).
Meanwhile, Death Row will release a collection of previously unreleased material from tha Dogg Pound on July 31. Group members Kurupt and Daz Dillinger have since rechristened themselves DPG.
Under that name, the duo recently issued the album "Dillinger & Youn Gotti" on the D.P.G. label. Kuruptís solo album, "Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey" (Antra/Artemis), is due July 17. On the same day, Bad Azz issues "Personal Business" (Priority), his second studio album.
Female rap trio Doggys Angels rose to fame last fall with the track "Baby If You're Ready," which spent several weeks at number one on Billboardís Hot Rap Singles chart.
In related news, Snoop Dogg has signed an exclusive deal with the Erotic Networks for online posting of content from "DoggyStyle," the adult film he recently directed. The networkís official Web site is hosting clips from the film, as well as music tracks and other adult-oriented content.
The following are Snoop Dogg/tha Liksítour dates:
July 18: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden)
July 19: Vancouver (Pacific Coliseum)
July 20: George, Wash. (the Gorge)
July 21: Salt Lake City, Utah (F. Covey Baseball Stadium)
July 27: Los Angeles (venue TBA)
July 28: Bakersfield, Calif. (Centennial Garden)
July 29: Chula Vista, Calif. (Coors Amphitheater)
Aug. 3: Sacramento, Calif. (venue TBA)
Aug. 4: Las Vegas (venue TBA)
Aug. 5: Phoenix (venue TBA)
Aug. 8: Albuquerque, N.M. (venue TBA)
Aug. 9: Oklahoma City, Okla. (venue TBA)
Aug. 10: Dallas (venue TBA)
Aug. 11: San Antonio, Texas (venue TBA)
Aug. 12: Houston (venue TBA)
Aug. 14: Atlanta (venue TBA)
Aug. 15-16: cities TBA
Aug. 17: Richmond, Va. (venue TBA)
Aug. 18: city TBA
Aug. 19: Washington, D.C. (venue TBA)
Aug. 21: Philadelphia (venue TBA)
Aug. 22: New York (venue TBA)
Aug. 23: Boston (venue TBA)
Aug. 24: city TBA
Aug. 25: Cleveland (venue TBA)
Aug. 26: Detroit (venue TBA)
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