Pairing veteran rapper Snoop Dogg and newcomer sensation the Game, the How the West Was One tour is destined to be among hip-hop's biggest tours in 2005. Opening April 15 in West Valley City, Utah, th

Pairing veteran rapper Snoop Dogg and newcomer sensation the Game, the How the West Was One tour is destined to be among hip-hop's biggest tours in 2005. Opening April 15 in West Valley City, Utah, the run will encompass more than 30 North American arena and amphitheater shows. The two acts recently toured Europe together.

Along the way, Snoop will play solo shows at New York's legendary Apollo Theatre on May 203 and a May 24 one-off at the Skin Pool Lounge, located in the Palms casino resort in Las Vegas, according to the rapper's official Web site.

Snoop Dogg is touring in support of last year's "R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece," which debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 6 on The Billboard 200. The Doggystyle/Geffen set has sold 1.5 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The Game is currently enjoying two top 10 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 in "Hate It or Love It" (No. 3) and "How We Do" (No. 9), both featuring 50 Cent. They stem from his debut Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope album "The Documentary," which debuted in February at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums list and has sold 1.8 million copies.

Here are Snoop Dogg and the Game's tour dates:

April 15: West Valley City, Utah (E Center)
April 16: Vail, Col. (Vail Village)
April 17: Denver (Magness Arena)
April 19: Valley Center, Kan. (Kansas Coliseum)
April 20: St. Louis (Savvis Center)
April 21: Minneapolis (Target Center)
April 22: Rosemont, Ill. (Allstate Arena)
April 23: Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)
April 24: Cincinnati (U.S. Bank Arena)
April 26: Columbus, Ohio (Schottenstein Center)
April 29: Hartford, Conn. (ctnow.com Meadows Music)
April 30: Buffalo, N.Y. (Alumni Arena)
May 5: Worcester, Mass. (DCU Center)
May 6: Ithaca, N.Y. (Cornell University)
May 7: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
May 8: Fairfax, Va. (Patriot Center)
May 10: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
May 12: Oklahoma City, Okla. (Zoo Amphitheatre)
May 13: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Centre)
May 14: Selma, Texas (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
May 15: Corpus Christi, Texas (American Bank Center)
May 18: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
May 19: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
May 20: La Jolla, Calif. (RIMAC Arena)
May 21: Anaheim, Calif. (Arrowhead Pond)
May 25: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion at San Jose)
May 26: Marysville, Calif. (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
May 27: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden Arena)
May 28: Auburn, Wash. (White River Amphitheatre)
May 29: Vancouver (Pacific Coliseum)

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