The hip hop star also reveals the meaning behind the title of the new Lunatics album...

Hip hop star NELLY has announced details of a late April tour of the US.

The rapper will play ten colleges across the States kicking off in New York on April 17 and rounding up in Shepherdstown on April 29.

Meanwhile, has revealed that 'Free City' the title of the forthcoming album by The Lunatics, the foursome of whom Nelly is a member, is a plea to release one of their members from prison. Lavell 'City Spud' Webb, Nelly's brother, is currently serving time (though the band won't go into details about the cause). City missed out on the recording of most of the album due to his incarceration.

The album will be released on

The dates for the Nelly tour are as follows:
Geneseo, NY, SUNY (April 17)
Bloomington, IN, Indiana University (April 18)
Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University (April 20)
Edwardsville, IL, Southern Illinois University (April 21)
Winona, MN, Winona State University (April 22)
Cedar Falls, IA, Northern Iowa University (April 24)
West Lafayette, IN, Purdue University (April 26)
Wallingford, CT, Theater (April 27)
New Haven, CT, TBA (April 28)
Shepherdstown, WV, Shepherd College (April 29)

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