And a host of stellar support acts join the main men...

50 CENT and JAY-Z have announced dates for their forthcoming ‘ROC THE MIC’ US tour.

The two rap heavyweights will embark on the tour on June 25 at Hartford, Connecticut, playing 34 shows around the US up until August 5 where they play Atlanta, Georgia.

Jay-Z will co-headline the shows with the five-times platinum album seller 50 Cent.

Record label Def Jam have also revealed opening acts for the shows, which include Missy Elliott

, [a][/a]and Snoop Dogg.

50 Cent recently revealed his excitement at the upcoming tour.

“It’s going to be off the hook, that’s when it really gets to a tour when you start building sets and you start seeing things you don’t see at the average club concert,” he told MTV.

50 Cent is currently performing in small club shows around the US and will be heading to the UK to support Eminem, playing two gigs in Milton Keynes on June 21 and 22.

The Roc The Mic Tour dates:

Hartford CT Meadows Music Center (June 25)

Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center (26)

Mansfield Tweeter Center (27)

Scranton Montage Mountain Amphitheater (28)

Buffalo Darien Lake Amphitheater (29)

Toronto Molson Amphitheatre (30)

Burgettstown Post Gazette Pavilion (July 2)

Philadelphia Tweeter Center (3)

Virginia Beach Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (5)

Bristow Nissan Pavilion (6)

Long Island Jones Beach Theater (7)

Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center (9)

Columbus Polaris Amphitheater (10)

Cleveland Blossom Music Center (11)

Moline Mark of the Quad Cities (15)

Chicago Tweeter Center (16)

Minneapolis Target Center (17)

Milwaukee Bradley Center (18)

St. Louis UMB Bank Pavilion (19)

Kansas City Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (20)

Englewood Fiddlers Green Amphitheater (22)

Salt Lake City West Valley Amphitheater (23)

Boise Idaho Center (24)

Sacramento Sleepy Train Amphitheater (24)

Mountain Vie Shoreline Amphitheatre (26)

Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center (27)

Phoenix America West (28)

Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum (29)

Dallas Smirnoff Music Centre (31)

San Antonio Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (August 1)

Houston Cynthia Woods Pavilion (2)

Beaumont Entertainment Complex (3)

New Orleans Arena (4)

Atlanta Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre (5)