Jay-Z, 311 In The 'Mix' For Summer Tour

As first tipped here last month, Jay-Z and the Roc-A-Fella family, 311, Hoobastank, Nappy Roots, N*E*R*D, and Talib Kweli are confirmed for the inaugural Sprite Liquid Mix tour. The 15-city trek will

As first tipped here last month, Jay-Z and the Roc-A-Fella family, 311, Hoobastank, Nappy Roots, N*E*R*D, and Talib Kweli are confirmed for the inaugural Sprite Liquid Mix tour. The 15-city trek will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 8 and will feature additional acts yet to be announced.

"The Sprite Liquid Mix tour brings together artists and people who appreciate authentic expression free from boundaries," Sprite VP/brand director Darryl Cobbin said in a statement. "This tour recognizes peoples' thirst for expression -- where everyone has the opportunity to experience and participate in various forms of self expression every day. We at Sprite say 'Obey Your Thirst' ... whatever your thirst happens to be."

The tour will also feature a number of non-music attractions, including full-court basketball, an urban fashion row, video games, an "urban playground" with street skaters and BMX bikers, and a giant canvas for local graffiti artists to decorate.

Sprite Liquid Mix joins the Anger Management tour as one of the only summer jaunts with a hip-hop flavor. As previously reported, Anger Management features Eminem, Ludacris, and Xzibit, along with hard rock outfit Papa Roach and kicks off July 18 in Buffalo, N.Y.