Lil Wayne is coming to Tampa on the next leg of his I Am Still Music Tour, according to MTV and Pollstar.
He'll perform at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre on Aug. 3, and as was the case with the first leg, he'll bring along a slew of big-name hip-hop, R&B and pop stars: Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement and Lloyd.
The last time Lil Wayne hit the amphitheater, the show was good enough for us to name it one of the best Tampa Bay concerts of 2009. More recently, we saw Weezy at Orlando's Amway Center in April, and we have to say, it was a pretty killer gig:
Over the course of the evening, Weezy ripped through parts of at least 30 songs from his neverending catalog - it was impossible to keep count. He clearly knew what it takes to lead an arena show, bringing a multitiered set to run through, plus a backing band (who, to be honest, didn't contribute a whole lot throughout the night). Weezy's playfulness came out on songs like Sky's The Limit and Got Money, as he shimmied across the stage and never let the aesthetics and music overwhelm his signature rasp.
There's no ticket info just yet on the Tampa show. According to MTV.com, tickets will go on sale to the public the weekend of May 20.
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Kings have date at State in July
If you were bummed out that Bradenton pop-punk outfit We The Kings wouldn't be joining this summer's Warped Tour, good news: You can catch both Warped and We The Kings in St. Petersburg, all in the span of two weeks.
Arguably the biggest band to emerge from the Tampa Bay area in the past five years, We The Kings will return home for a gig at the State Theatre on July 21 - exactly 11 days before the Warped Tour hits Vinoy Park. Opening the show will be a slew of other young pop-punk bands: the Summer Set, the Downtown Fiction, Hot Chelle Rae and Action Item.
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- Sugarland is coming to Orlando's Amway Center on Oct. 20. Tickets are $20-$52.50, and they go on sale Friday.
- The Straz Center for the Performing Arts keeps adding comedians to its summer lineup. This time it's Brian Regan, one of the cleanest and most respected stand-ups around. He'll be in Tampa at 8 p.m. Aug. 20.
- Here's what we know about the Identity Festival: It's a traveling electronic-music festival, hitting 20 cities around North America, and Tampa will be one of them, on Aug. 24. We also know some of the big DJ and electronic names that'll be part of the festival throughout the summer: Rusko, Pretty Lights, the Crystal Method, Nero, Kaskade, Steve Aoki and many more. But what we don't know is where this shindig will take place, or which artists will be at the Tampa show. So, for now, hold tight.
- Speaking of Steve Aoki: He'll be spinning at the Venue in Clearwater on May 26.