Puff Daddy announces full Bad Boy Family reunion tour

Bad Boy Records founder will tour the US with the likes of Faith Evans and Lil' Kim

The iconic hip-hop label which launched the careers of Biggie Smalls, Total and Faith Evans is to take its stable of artists on a full US tour later this summer, headlined by its founder Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs.

Combs, who more recently has gone by the moniker “P Diddy”, will be joined by Bad Boy Records labelmates, including the likes of Lil’ Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, Mario Winans, 112, Total, Carl Thomas, the Lox, and French Montana as he travels across North America, starting in Columbus, Ohio on 25 August.

The tour, which has been dubbed “the Bad Boy Family Reunion”, follows a two-day Bad Boy weekend concert, on 20 and 21, to celebrate what would have been Biggie’s 44th birthday, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

“This isn’t just a concert–this is a moment in hip hop and R&B history,” said Diddy in a press release. “The family and I are so excited to welcome fans into this once in a lifetime experience. This tour is 20 years in the making, and is a celebration of the hits and the Bad Boy lifestyle. The Bad Boy Family has set the standard for concert excellence, and this tour will be a testament to that!”

The full 25-date tour is below:
25/08 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
26/08 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
27/08 Chicago, IL – United Center
31/08 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
02/09 Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
03/09 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
04/09 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
06/09 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
08/09 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
10/09 Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
11/09 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
14/09 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
15/09 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
16/09 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
18/09 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
20/09 Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
22/09 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
23/09 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
24/09 Boston, MA – TD Garden
09-25 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
10-01 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
10-02 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
10-04 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10-06 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
10-08 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena

Tickets are available for pre-sale at BadBoyFamilyReunionTour.com