Wiz Khalifa Unveils Extensive 36-City Fall Tour
Wiz Khalifa will hit most regions of the U.S. and Canada during an extensive upcoming tour this year.
The “2050 Tour” will kick off on October 12 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Penn., and is scheduled to continue through December 6 when the rapper will appear at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. In between, the hip-hop star will visit cities including Ottawa, Montreal, Chicago, Milwaukee, Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Nashville and Orlando.
Throughout the tour, Wiz and his Taylor Gang will be joined by Chevy Woods, Juicy J, Lola Monroe, Tuki Carter and Berner. Additional dates for the tour are expected to be announced next week.
In other, more disappointing Wiz Khalifa news, his upcoming album, O.N.I.F.C, will not be released on September 18, as had originally been planned. A new release date has not yet been set, though a representative said it is “coming soon.”
The album cover for O.N.I.F.C. drew some backlash when it was released, and features Khalifa in a black letter throne with a black and white fur draped over his shoulders. He is also wearing red, white and blue leather pants, and the photo drew comparisons to Jimi Hendrix. However, Khalifa recently defended the cover to MTV news.
“The artwork, it relates to the title,” he told the network. “It relates to what I’ve been portraying and what I’ve been bringing to the game for the past couple of months because like I say, in my music, and like I’ve been saying recently, ‘They stole the swag, and I don’t want it back.’ I had to change up things; I had to turn it up. So it’s like the album artwork is just another step in the turning it up.”
The album will be his second studio record, following last year’s Rolling Papers.