Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and Drake Announce Young Money Presents: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival

57086874NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ — Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling artist Lil Wayne headlines this summer’s Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival. Lil Wayne will be joined by artists Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and Drake for the twenty one city tour through the United States and Canada. Tickets for the tour will go on sale June 20th and are available via Ticketmaster, Live Nation and venue ticketing systems depending on venue.

The Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival will be the follow up to Lil Wayne’s very successful “I Am Music Tour” playing a total of 47 arena dates across the US. After an opening act, Drake will perform, followed by Soulja Boy and Young Jeezy’s sets with Lil Wayne closing out the show.

Universal Recording artist Lil Wayne is a Four-time Grammy Award winning rapper that became the first artist since 2005 to sell one million albums in the first week of release when Tha Carter III sold over 1 million units in its debut week. The Carter III is the best-selling album release of 2008, having sold well over 3 million copies domestically since its release in June 2008.

Def Jam Recording artist Young Jeezy is a Grammy nominated rapper, his latest album The Recession, is the highly-anticipated follow-up to Young Jeezy’s RIAA platinum second album, The Inspiration. Alongside his recent hits “My President” & “Put On” ft. Kanye West, Jeezy has also appeared on R&B singles Akon’s “I’m So Paid” & Usher’s #1 hit “Love in this Club” which earned a Grammy Nomination for Best Rap performance by a duo.

Interscope recording artist Soulja Boy is a Grammy nominated rapper that came on the scene with his #1 Billboard chart topping single “Crank That(Souljah Boy)” off his RIAA platinum Most recently the rapper earned another Top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hit with “Kiss Me Through The Phone” feat. Sammie off latest 2008 album iSouljahBoyTellem.

Unsigned rapper/singer Drake is one of the most buzzed about artists coming out today. The Toronto rapper charted recent success with radio hit “Best I Ever Had” #1 on Billboard Rap Charts and #18 on Billboard Hot 100. The rapper has worked with Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Trey Songz, Robin Thicke and Little Brother and is currently working on his debut album, Thank Me Later out later this year.

The tour will kick off on July 27, 2009 at the Toyota Pavilion in Scranton, Pennsylvania and end on August 23, 2009 at the Center in Dallas, Texas.

    Tour Dates Include:
    7/27/09     SCRANTON, PA.     TOYOTA PAVILION
    7/31/09     PHILLY            SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER (CAMDEN)
    8/1/09      NYC               JONES BEACH
    8/2/09      V. BEACH          VERIZON WIRELESS AMP.
    8/4/09      TORONTO           MOLSON AMP.
    8/5/09      MONTREAL          BELL CENTRE
    8/6/09      CLEVELAND         BLOSSOM PAVILION
    8/7/09      D.C.              NISSAN PAVILION
    8/8/09      RALEIGH           WALNUT CREEK AMP.
    8/9/09      ATLANTA           LAKEWOOD
    8/12/09     PHOENIX           CRICKET WIRELESS AMP.
    8/13/09     LA                TBA
    8/14/09     IRVINE            VERIZON WIRELESS AMP.
    8/15/09     OAKLAND           SLEEP TRAIN AT CONCORDE
    8/17/09     VANCOUVER         GM PLACE
    8/18/09     EDMONTON          REXALL PLACE
    8/20/09     DENVER            FIDDLERS GREEN AMP.
    8/23/09     DALLAS            SUPERPAGES.COM CENTER
Pictured: MARCH 29: Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage during his 'I Am Music' Tour featuring T-Pain at the Gibson Amphitheater on March 29, 2009 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)