Nicki Minaj kicked off her European tour for The Pinkprint in Sweden on Monday, and now she's gearing up to take the album on the road back home. The rapper-singer announced her North American summer dates, beginning on July 17th in Dallas and wrapping up in Edmonton, Alberta on August 19th. Minaj noted on Instagram that a few more dates will be added to the schedule.
She'll have good company on the journey, with support from Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe and Dej Loaf.
Minaj released The Pinkprint, her third album, last December. In her January cover story interview with Rolling Stone, Minaj described the mission behind her new work. "One of my goals was to give people a glimpse into my personal life, because it's something I've kept very private," she said. "I struggled with 'Do I express these feelings?' And I decided there's no reason for me to hide. I'm a vulnerable woman, and I'm proud of that."
Nicki Minaj Pinkprint Tour Dates
July 17 - Dallas, Texas @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 20 - Miami, Fla.@ Bayfront Park & Amphitheater
July 22 - Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 24 - Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 26 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
July 28 - Toronto, Ont. @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 29 - Montreal, Que. @ Bell Centre
July 31 - Clarkston, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 2 - Atlanta, Ga. at Aaron's Amphitheatre @ Lakewood
Aug. 4 - Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavillion
Aug. 6 - Camden, N.J. @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 8 - Burgettstown, Pa. at First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 9 - Tinley Park, Ill. @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 - Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
Aug. 13 - Chula Vista, Calif. @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 - Concord, Calif. @ Concord Pavilion
Aug. 16 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Aug. 18 - Calgary, Alta. @ Scotiabank Saddledome
Aug. 19 - Edmonton, Alta. @ Rexall Place