October 30, 2015

Dr. Dre "Up In Smoke" Tour (Press Release, May 2000)

May 4, 2000: "Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eminem and Warren G have announced plans to join forces for a mammoth summer tour set to kick off June 15 in San Diego, CA. The "Up In Smoke" Tour - a historical summit of the reigning leaders of hip-hop - is being produced by Dream Team, LLC led by Magic Johnson, as well as Metropolitan Entertainment, Radio Events Group and Bill Silva. Along with the five multi-platinum and critically acclaimed artists, surprise guests are expected to make appearances along the tour route. These dates mark Dr. Dre's first-ever national live tour and will encompass approximately 40 shows in major markets, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. The "Up In Smoke" Tour - initial dates to go on sale this weekend - will feature an elaborate high-tech stage show. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eminem and Warren G - most of whom have known each other for more than 10 years - envision this tour to be a "family affair" that celebrates the diversity and mass appeal of their audience, bringing together fans of all cultures, races, ages and status." - Press Release, 5/00. Watch some of the show below.

If you'd like a copy of the press release, check it out below...