Puff Daddy Sets First-Ever Bad Boy Reunion Tour
Just days before the massive Bad Boy Reunion show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on what would have been the Notorious B.I.G.‘s 44th birthday, Puff Daddy announced the Bad Boy Family Reunion tour featuring Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans and more.
Puff previewed the announcement on his Twitter Sunday, promising something big with a short clip of footage from rehearsals for Friday’s show. The North American trek kicks off on August 25th in Columbus, OH and run through October 8th in Oakland, CA. The Lox, French Montana, 112, Mario Winans, Total and Carl Thomas will also perform on the tour. All tickets go on sale Friday, May 20th.
Puff Daddy began celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bad Boy Records in 2015 at the BET Awards, performing a 20-minute mega-medley featuring a dozen Bad Boy signees from the last two decades.
The same acts joining the tour will be at Barclays Center this weekend for the two-night reunion. Mary J. Blige and Jay Z have also been tapped for guest appearances. Blige had Puff had worked together when the Bad Boy founder had been at Uptown Records, with him serving as the executive producer on her first two albums. Jay Z has collaborated with Bad Boy associated artists throughout his career, even snagging a guest appearance from the Notorious B.I.G. on the track “Brooklyn’s Finest” off his 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt, which came a year before Biggie’s untimely death at the age of 24.
Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour Dates
August 25 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
August 26 – Cincinatti, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
August 27 – Chciago, IL @ United Center
August 31 – Kandsas City, MO @ Sprint Center
September 2 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
September 3 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
September 4 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
September 6 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
September 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
September 10 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
September 11 – Tampa FL @ Amalie Arena
September 14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
September 15 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
September 16 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
September 18 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
September 20 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
September 22 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
September 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
September 24 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
September 25 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
October 1 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
October 2 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
October 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
October 6 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
October 8 – Oakland CA @ Oracle Arena