Consistently at the forefront of music and entertainment for the past two decades, SEAN ‘DIDDY’ COMBS AKA PUFF DADDY continues his reign of excellence, today announcing the BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION TOUR. Kicking off August 25th in Columbus, OH, PUFF DADDY, LIL’ KIM, MASE, FAITH EVANS, MARIO WINANS, 112, TOTAL, CARL THOMAS, THE LOX and FRENCH MONTANA will take the stage to perform hit after hit, cementing Bad Boy’s place as the driving force behind hip hop and R&B music and culture. Setting the bar for the best of live production and music experiences, Puff Daddy brings together these iconic artists due to overwhelming fan demand for a must-see moment in hip hop history. Tickets for the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, produced exclusively by Live Nation, will be available at www.livenation.com andhttp://www.ticketmaster.com beginning Friday, May 20th.
“This isn’t just a concert– this is a moment in hip hop and R&B history.” said Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy. “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!”
With a combined 38 platinum and multi-platinum selling records and over 400 million units sold worldwide, the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour will give fans a hit-fueled live experience, bringing their signature styles together for the first time ever. Fans of PUFF DADDY will not be disappointed, as the mogul takes the stage for hit after hit from his monumental career. Concert-goers can expect to see their favorite Bad Boy artists like MASE bringing the house down with Bad Boy classics as well as the “First Lady of Bad Boy” FAITH EVANS, who will lend her soulful vocals to fan-favorites like “I’ll Be Missing You”. She joins the Queen Bee herself, LIL’ KIM, who will deliver vocal punches in “All About the Benjamins.” All three members of R&B super group, TOTAL, Kima Raynor, Keisha Spivey and Pamela Long, as they reunite for the first time ever to represent the fierce ladies behind the Bad Boy empire. Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch will also come together to reunite as THE LOX, rounding out the hit-filled set list alongside the smooth sounds of the “Peaches and Cream” trio 112 and the R&B stylings of CARL THOMAS and singer-songwriter MARIO WINANS. FRENCH MONTANA will then take the crowd “All the Way Up,” playing some of his massive hits currently dominating the radio.
The announcement comes ahead of two sold-out nights at the Barclays Center this coming weekend, both of which set off a frenzy of fan demand when thousands took to the web to purchase tickets, effectively shutting down ticketing sites and selling out in only seven minutes. Puff Daddy & the Family will take over Rockefeller Plaza this Friday, May 20th to kick off the TODAY Show’s Summer Concert Series, giving fans a sneak peek of what they can expect from this history-making tour.
A Citi cardmember pre-sale begins Wednesday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. through Thursday, May 19th at 10:00 p.m. through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, May 20th at www.livenation.com.
For more information about the BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION TOUR, visit BadBoyFamilyReunionTour.com
BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION TOUR DATES
All dates, venues and cities below subject to change.
|Thu Aug 25||Columbus, OH||Schottenstein Center||Fri May 20|
|Fri Aug 26||Cincinnati, OH||U.S. Bank Arena||Fri May 20|
|Sat Aug 27||Chicago, IL||United Center||Fri May 20|
|Wed Aug 31||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center||Fri May 20|
|Fri Sep 02||Detroit, MI||The Palace of Auburn Hills||Fri May 20|
|Sat Sep 03||Baltimore, MD||Royal Farms Arena||Fri May 20|
|Sun Sep 04||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden||Fri May 20|
|Tue Sep 06||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre||Fri May 20|
|Thu Sep 08||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena||Fri May 20|
|Sat Sep 10||Miami, FL||AmericanAirlines Arena||Fri May 20|
|Sun Sep 11||Tampa, FL||Amalie Arena||Fri May 20|
|Wed Sep 14||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center||Fri May 20|
|Thu Sep 15||Houston, TX||Toyota Center||Fri May 20|
|Fri Sep 16||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center||Fri May 20|
|Sun Sep 18||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena||Fri May 20|
|Tue Sep 20||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena||Fri May 20|
|Thu Sep 22||Washington, DC||Verizon Center||Fri May 20|
|Fri Sep 23||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center||Fri May 20|
|Sat Sep 24||Boston, MA||TD Garden||Fri May 20|
|Sun Sep 25||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center||Fri May 20|
|Sat Oct 01||Las Vegas, NV||MGM Grand Garden Arena||Fri May 20|
|Sun Oct 02||Glendale, AZ||Gila River Arena||Fri May 20|
|Tue Oct 04||Los Angeles, CA||The Forum||Fri May 20|
|Thu Oct 06||San Diego, CA||Viejas Arena||Fri May 20|
|Sat Oct 08||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena||Fri May 20|
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ABOUT BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT:
Bad Boy Entertainment is the award-winning, globally celebrated music, media and entertainment company founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Bad Boy was a pioneer in hip hop and, for more than 20 years, has been one of the music industry¹s premier production, distribution, publicity, promotions and marketing companies. Bad Boy helped to launch the careers of Hip-Hop and R&B heavyweights like Puff Daddy, Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, Ma$e, Faith Evans, 112, Mario Winans, Dream, Black Rob, The Lox, New Edition, Danity Kane, Carl Thomas, Yung Joc, Total, Cassie and dozens of others. Today, Bad Boy has an exclusive joint venture label partnership with Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, artist includes record deals with Puff Daddy, French Montana and King Combs. Other current Bad Boy artists such as Cassie and MGK remain at Interscope under the Bad Boy Imprint. And the Bad Boy catalog, together with Bad Boy/Atlantic artist Janelle Monae, stay with Warner Music Group as per the prior venture agreement between The WMG and Bad Boy. Parts of the Bad Boy catalog are also administered through Rhino.