(CelebrityAccess) — Fresh from a stint in federal prison, rapper DMX announced he’s embarking on the “It’s Dark & Hot As Hell” tour to belatedly mark the 20th anniversary of his debut album of the same name.
DMX will hit the road beginning in March for a planned North American run, with performances scheduled NYC, Boston, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, San Diego, Seattle, Detroit, and more.
The tour concludes in Pittsburgh on May 7th ahead of his appearance at Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival.
DMX’s It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 in 1998 and featured hits such as “Get at Me Dog.” The album would go on to be certified 4x platinum by Recording Industry Association of America a scant two years later.
Last year would have seemed like the ideal time for an anniversary run to celebrate the album but DMX, as it turns out, had other things going on.
In 2017, DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was charged with failing to pay taxes on least $2.3 million from 2010 to 2015 and he was sentenced to a year in federal prison after entering a guilty plea to tax fraud last March. He was also ordered to pay $2.29 million in restitution to the government.
DMX: 2019 Tour
8 Mar Farmers Market Oklahoma City, OK
9 Mar The Complex Springfield, MO
10 Mar The Citadel Indianapolis, IN
3 Apr House of Blues Boston, MA
4 Apr Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY
5 Apr Irving Plaza New York, NY
6 Apr TLA Philadelphia, PA
7 Apr The Fillmore Washington, DC
9 Apr World Charlotte, NC
10 Apr Revolution Fort Lauderdale, FL
11 Apr Ritz Ybor City, FL
12 Apr Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
13 Apr House of Blues New Orleans, LA
14 Apr House of Blues Houston, TX
15 Apr House of Blues Dallas, TX
17 Apr El Rey Theater Albuquerque, NM
18 Apr Van Buren Phoenix, AZ
19 Apr House of Blues San Diego, CA
20 Apr House of Blues Anaheim, CA
21 Apr UC Theatre Berkeley, CA
23 Apr Roseland Ballroom Portland OR
24 Apr El Corazon Seattle, WA
26 Apr The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
27 Apr Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
28 Apr The Granada Lawerence, KS
30 Apr Pop’s Sauget, IL
1 May Wooly’s Des Moines, IA
2 May 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI
3 May St. Andrews Detroit, MI
4 May House of Blues Chicago, IL
5 May House of Blues Cleveland, OH
7 May Foxtail Pittsburgh, PA