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Lil Wayne Grabs Jeezy, Soulja Boy, Drake for America's Most Wanted

June 15, 2009 2:03 PM ET

Before releasing Rebirth in August, Lil Wayne will take Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and up-and-comer Drake on a 22-city tour called Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival, which kicks off July 27th in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Tickets go on sale July 20th.

All four rappers have new albums targeted for release in the final third of 2009, with Wayne's oft-delayed rap-rock Rebirth pushed to August 18th and Jeezy's Thug Motivation 103, Soulja's DeAndre Way and Toronto rapper Drake's debut disc Thank Me Later all on the schedule. (For more on Drake's rise from Degrassi to Weezy protégé, check out Drake's Big Break.)

According to an official press release, an unnamed opening act will hit the stage prior to Drake, who will be followed by Soulja and Jeezy before Wayne closes out the evening. Get the full dates for the America's Most Wanted trek after the jump.

Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival

July 27 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
July 29 - Saratoga, NY @ Performing Arts Center
July 30 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
July 31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 1 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater
August 2 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 4 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater
August 5 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
August 6 - Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Pavilion
August 7 - Washington, D.C. @ Nissan Pavilion
August 8 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
August 9 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
August 8 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
August 12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
August 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBD
August 14 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 15 - Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion
August 17 - Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
August 18 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
August 20 - Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
August 22 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 23 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center

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