Nicki Minaj Announces North American Tour, Plays Vancouver

Nicki Minaj Announces North American Tour, Plays Vancouver
Following a few delays, Nicki Minaj's sophomore set Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is finally out, and the rap superstar will bring her latest batch of pop-spiked tracks to venues across North America for a 14-date tour.

Minaj is stepping up her game from last year's supporting slots for Lil Wayne and Britney Spears to take off on her first North American headlining tour. The jaunt starts up in Chicago on July 16, and takes place for the most part in the U.S. The Cash Money rapper caps the trip in Canada, though, wrapping things up at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre on August 12. You can check the full schedule below.

On top of performing, Minaj is also going to be doing meet-and-greets throughout the tour. If you're one of her devoted Barbz, you can get VIP package details here.

It's unclear whether Minaj will travel from city to city by UFO, as per that glitzy new vid for Europop-style banger "Starships," but chances are that stage show is going to be positively soaked in cornea-killing neon body paint. Bring your Ray-Bans, everybody. It's going to be bright.

Tour dates:

7/16 Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre

7/17 Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre Detroit

7/19 Cleveland, OH - State Theatre at Playhouse Square

7/22 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre Atlanta

7/24 Miami, FL - James L. Knight Center

7/26 Birmingham, AL - Boutwell Auditorium

7/28 Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center

7/29 Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

7/31 St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House

8/2 Denver, CO - Wells Fargo Theatre

8/4 Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

8/7 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre

8/11 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre

8/12 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre