Nicki Minaj Announces North American Dates on 'Pink Friday' Tour
Nicki Minaj Announces North American Dates on 'Pink Friday' Tour

Nicki Minaj will bring "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" to North America this summer with a string of 14 tour dates.

The headlining trek kicks off on July 16 at the Chicago Theatre, and wraps up on Aug. 12 in Vancouver. The first tickets go on sale on Saturday (May 5).

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The dates will be part of Minaj's international tour supporting her sophomore album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 253,000 copies sold last month, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Starships," the album's uptempo single, clocked in at No. 9 on the Hot 100 last week, and Minaj is next set to shoot a video for her Chris Brown collaboration "Right By My Side."

Next Monday, a Pepsi marketing campaign that features Minaj's 2010 track "Moment 4 Life" will be unveiled. "[Minaj] represents the kind of artist who's in the moment, making things happen on her own terms," says Frank Cooper, PepsiCo chief marketing officer of global consumer engagement, in this week's Billboard cover story.

Here are Nicki Minaj's North American tour dates:

July 16: Chicago, Ill. (The Chicago Theatre)
July 17: Detroit, Mich. (Fox Theatre Detroit)
July 19: Cleveland, Ohio (State Theatre at Playhouse Square)
July 22: Atlanta, Ga. (Fox Theatre Atlanta)
July 24: Miami, Fla. (James L. Knight Center)
July 26: Birmingham, Ala. (Boutwell Auditorium)
July 28: Houston, Tex. (Bayou Music Center)
July 29: Dallas, Tex. (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie)
July 31: St. Louis, Mo. (Peabody Opera House)
Aug. 2: Denver, Colo. (Wells Fargo Theatre)
Aug. 4: Las Vegas, Nev. (Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino)
Aug. 7: Phoenix, Ariz. (Comerica Theatre)
Aug. 11: Seattle, Wash. (Paramount Theatre)
Aug. 12: Vancouver, B.C. (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)