Nearly three months after being released from prison, Lil Wayne today (Jan. 24) announced an I Am Music II spring tour, a 24-date trek across North America that kicks off Mar. 18 in Buffalo, N.Y., and wraps May 1 in East Rutherford, N.J., with a headlining set at Bamboozle.

Weezy will be joined on the arena tour by Young Money protege Nicki Minaj, Miami rapper Rick Ross, and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, who will perform a DJ/drummer set with Mixmaster Mike.

The I Am Music II tour is a sequel to Lil Wayne's 2008-2009 I Am Music tour, which grossed approximately $42 million and drew nearly 804,000 fans. The rapper has played a handful of shows since his Nov. 4 prison release, including an appearance on "Saturday Night Live" alongside Eminem on Dec. 18.

According to a press release for the tour, "Tha Carter IV," Lil Wayne's highly anticipated sequel to 2008's "Tha Carter III," is still scheduled for a spring release. "6 Foot 7 Foot," the first single from the album, currently sits at No. 11 on the Hot 100. Following are Lil Wayne's I Am Music II tour dates:

Mar. 18: Buffalo, N.Y. (HSBC Arena)

Mar. 19: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)

Mar. 20: Baltimore, Md. (First Mariner Arena)

Mar. 23: Hampton, Va. (Hampton Coliseum)

Mar. 24: Cleveland, Ohio (Quicken Loans Arena)

Mar. 26: Philadelphia, Pa. (Wells Fargo Center )

Mar. 27: Long Island, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)

Mar. 30: University Park, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Center)

Apr. 1: Chicago, Ill. (United Center)

Apr. 2: Detroit, Mich. (The Palace of Auburn Hills)

Apr. 3: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)

Apr. 6: Miami, Fla. (Bank Atlantic Center)

Apr. 8: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)

Apr. 9: Atlanta, Ga. (Philips Arena)

Apr. 10: St. Louis, Mo. (Scottrade Center)

Apr. 14: New Orleans, La. (New Orleans Arena)

Apr. 15: Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Arena)

Apr. 16: Houston, Texas (Toyota Center)

Apr. 19: Phoenix, Ariz. (US Airways Arena)

Apr. 23: Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)

Apr. 24: Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena)

Apr. 26: Sacramento, Calif. (ARCO Arena)

Apr. 28: Edmonton, Canada (Rexall Place)

Apr. 29: Vancouver, Canada (Rogers Arena)

May 1: East Rutherford, N.J. (Bamboozle Festival)

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