Slick Rick Celebrates Citizenship With U.S. 'Victory' Tour

Slick Rick Celebrates Citizenship With U.S. 'Victory' Tour


Slick Rick Celebrates Citizenship With U.S. 'Victory' Tour news

After decades of having tours meddled with by immigration issues, British-born rapper Slick Rick will celebrate his newfound U.S. citizenship by roaming the country on a summer tour. The hip-hop pioneer, who recently told Rolling Stone “I’m probably going to go on a victory world tour” after gaining his citizenship, kicks off his 18-date tour May 3rd in Louisville, Kentucky.

“I’m celebrating a new beginning and am thankful for the many blessings already coming my way,” Slick Rick said in a statement. “One is the blessing of doing what I do best – perform – to celebrate the victory of citizenship after living in this country for so many years. We will celebrate in style.” The rapper also added that a New York concert would be added in the near future.

Rick was granted his U.S. citizenship in a ceremony in early April after a 23-year battle with immigration officials stemming from a 1991 attempted murder conviction. “It’s a weight off the shoulders,” the rapper told Rolling Stone. “It’s a good feeling: new opportunities, a fresh start.”

Check out Rick’s official site for ticket information.

Slick Rick Tour Dates
May 3 – Louisville, KY @ Water Front Park
May 7 – Columbus, OH @ Lounge 13
May 10 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
May 11 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
May 12 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
May 13 – Houston, TX @ NRG Arena
May 15 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 26 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
May 27 – Beckley, WV @ Muncheez
May 28 – Roanoke, VA @ Q Lounge
May 29 – Charlottesville, VA @ Ante Room
May 31 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
June 4 – Orlando, FL @ Majestic Events Center
June 11 – Lincoln, CA @ Thunder Valley Casino Resort
June 30 – Washington, DC @ Constitution Hall
July 9 – College Park, GA @ Wolf Creek Amphitheater
August 6 – Petersburg, VA @ Old Towne Civic Center
August 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavillion