Wiz Khalifa Announces Fall Tour
TGOD rapper Wiz Khalifa is going through some stuff at the moment. His marriage to model Amber Rose is officially ending and (besides dying his dreads purple) it looks he’s dealing with it by getting back to performing. Khalifa just announced that he’ll be hitting the road this fall. He’ll kick off what he’s calling his “Blacc Hollywood Big Secret” tour on October 24 at the Observatory in Santa Ana. After that, it’s a two-night stint at Los Angeles’ House of Blues on October 25 and 26. Khalifa will then fly out to play a couple shows in Florida, along with two nights at Center Stage in Atlanta. He’ll pay Austin’s FunFunFun Fest on November 9, followed by a few more shows in Texas. After playing shows in Illinois and Connecticut, Khalifa will take over New York’s Webster Hall from November 16 to 17. He’ll then move on to shows in New Jersey and Pennsylvania before closing out the tour with back-to-back shows at Chicago’s House of Blues on November 24 and 25.
Real name Cameron Thomaz, Wiz Khalifa (a combination of the shortening of “wisdom” and Arabic for “successor”) first gained a name for himself in the Pittsburgh rap scene when he was still in high school. His 2006 debut album Show and Prove earned him a spot on many critics “artists to watch lists” He’s since released four more albums, as well as a collaborative record with Snoop Dog. His 2011 album Rolling Papers was eventually certified Gold and his most recent album, August’s Blacc Hollywood debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard 200.