Celebrating the 20th anniversary of his debut solo LP ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin,’ 50 Cent has announced a massive global tour.
Born Curtis Jackson, the rap icon will start the North American trek on July 21 in Salt Lake City and the European leg of the jaunt commences on August 28 in Amsterdam followed by several UK dates – including Glasgow, Manchester, London, and Birmingham – in November. Additional concerts in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe will be announced.
Fellow hip-hop legend Busta Rhymes will be part of the entire tour with Jeremih opening the North American dates, with additional special guests along the way.
Fans of the music/television mogul can expect to hear songs the rapper hasn’t performed live in “decades.” and at the dates where it’s legal, 50 will be selling his very own Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson’s Sire Spirits brands, Branson Cognac and Le Chemin du Roi Champagne, at select Live Nation venues.
Curtis’ last studio album was ‘Animal Ambition’ (2014) and in a recent Billboard interview Jackson stated:
“I get the attention that I want from music when I want it.” “I just went out and toured 45 countries, and everywhere was sold out. That made me want to offer new music that I could integrate into everything now. I’ve done what I wanted to do in the [sales] capacity. I’ve sold over 35 million records. Not singles — albums.”
Reflecting on hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, the star admitted that his experience within the community is “uncomfortable” and that he’s made many rivals on his way to the top, stating:
“My run was so uncomfortable that everyone would like to forget that it happened. That’s just the way it is with the artist community.” “I didn’t come in being friendly because I had to find a way into it — not find a way to be good enough to work in the community. The biggest compliment in the early stages was that artists felt like they’d made it when they got the deal. You had to earn the right to have the deal.”
For tickets to his forthcoming tour go 50cent.com for details.