Three days after the Mar. 29 release of his debut album, "Rolling Papers," Wiz Khalifa will begin celebrating at college campuses across the country on the Green Carpet Tour, the rapper announced today (Feb. 16).
The 17-city trek, which marks the eighth installment of the eco-friendly Campus Consciousness Tour (produced by Pretty Polly Productions in conjunction with non-profit Reverb), will kick off Apr. 1 in Raleigh, N.C.
Khalifa's tour announcement arrives less than a week after "Black and Yellow," the MC's debut single dedicated to the Pittsburgh Steelers, climbed to No. 1 on the Hot 100 after 18 weeks on the chart. "It was a complete surprise," Khalifa told Billboard.com last week. "It being a song about Pittsburgh, I thought it would just be a great introduction. I never imagined this."
Wiz Khalifa's previous run of shows, the 50-city Waken Baken trek, led to sales of 90,000 tickets for 63 dates, according to The Agency Group, who booked the tour. The rapper has been confirmed to perform at Coachella and Bonnaroo this year and is expected to embark on an extensive summer tour in mid-June.
Here are Wiz Khalifa's Green Carpet tour dates:
April 1: Raleigh, N.C. (Raleigh Amphitheater)
April 2: Harrisonburg, Va. (James Madison Univ./Convocation Center)
April 3: Blacksburg, Va. (Virginia Tech Univ./Burruss Auditorium)
April 4: Ypsilanti, Mich. (Eastern Michigan Univ./Convocation Center)
April 6: Bloomsburg, Pa. (Bloomsburg Univ./Nelson Fieldhouse)
April 7: Kingston, R.I. (Univ. of Rhode Island/Ryan Center)
April 8: Durham, N.H. (Univ. of New Hampshire/Whittemore Center)
April 13: Dekalb, Ill. (Northern Illinois Univ./Convocation Center)
April 14: West Lafayette, Ind. (Purdue Univ./Sigma Nu Lawn)
April 15: Bloomington, Ind. (Indiana Univ./Sigma Alpha Mu/ZBT Lot)
April 16: Champaign, Ill. (Univ. of Illinois/Assembly Hall)
April 19: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Nova Southereastern Univ./Area at Don Taft U)
April 20: Orlando, Fla. (Univ. of Central Florida/UCF Arena)
April 21: Tallahassee, Fla. (Florida State Univ./Leon County Civic Center)
April 22: Auburn, Ala. (Auburn Univ./Lambda Chi Alpha Lawn)
April 26: State College, Pa. (Penn State Univ./Bryce Jordan Center)