Nelly, St. Lunatics Gear Up For 'Personal' Tour

Rap superstar Nelly and his group the St. Lunatics are set to launch a 25-city Up Close & Personal tour July 10 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Venues tour will be considerably scaled down compared to th

Rap superstar Nelly and his group the St. Lunatics are set to launch a 25-city Up Close & Personal tour July 10 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Venues tour will be considerably scaled down compared to those of Nelly's recent tours; the music halls and theaters on the outing will average 3,200 capacity.

The group will use the tour as a coming-out party for St. Lunatics member Murphy Lee, whose solo debut, "Murphy's Law" will be released in September on Nelly's new Derrty Entertainment label, with distribution through Universal Records.

Only 10 dates have been confirmed so far for the Up Close & Personal tour. The largest of the confirmed venues is New York's 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall. The remaining dates are expected soon.

In related news, Lee, Nelly and P. Diddy will perform "Shake Ya Tail Feather," tomorrow night (July 25) on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The track is the first single from "Murphy's Law," which, as previously reported, will also appear on the Bad Boy soundtrack to "Bad Boys 2."

Here are the confirmed dates for the Up Close & Personal tour:

July 10: Grand Prarie, Texas (Nextstage)
July 11: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theater)
July 12: Austin, Texas(Austin Music Hall)
July 15: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Broward Center)
July 16: Tampa, Fla. (USF Sundome)
July 18: Atlanta (Fox Theatre)
July 19: Richmond, N.C. (Landmark Theatre)
July 20: Upper Darby, Pa. (Tower Theatre)
July 21: Boston (Wang Theatre)
July 25: New York (Radio City Music Hall)