Jermaine Dupri is ready to turn up in celebration of a quarter century of his iconic record label. The star-making producer and artist is bringing together his roster of R&B and Hip Hop talent for a national tour in honor of the 25th anniversary of So So Def.
The “CULTURAL CURREN$Y TOUR” will feature the So So Def Family, including Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Bone Crusher, Youngbloodz, Dem Franchize Boyz, and J-Kwon.
Speaking about the tour, Jermaine Dupri says: “Blessings are bigger when you share them. One of my biggest blessings is to be able to go tour with all my artists. I can’t wait!!!”
The U.S. tour will kick off Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C. and travel to 11 cities including a major show in Atlanta before it closes out Nov. 2 in Los Angeles. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, August 3.
To celebrate the major anniversary, Sony Music’s Certified Classics, Legacy Recording’s division, recently released the essential digital hits compilation, titled Jermaine Dupri Presents So So Def 25. The compilation includes So So Def classics such as Da Brat’s “Funkdafied”, Xscape’s “Just Kickin’ It”, Dupri’s own “Money Aint A Thang (feat. Jay-Z)” and many more, plus rare tracks featuring Kanye West and The Notorious B.I.G. The compilation, curated by Dupri to align with the tour, further celebrates his iconic Atlanta based record label & brand, So So Def.
Dupri made further headlines this year as he was inducted and honored at the 2018 Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame.
See the full tour itinerary below.
SoSoDef 25th Anniversary CULTURAL CURREN$Y TOUR Dates:
Oct. 14 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Oct. 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Oct. 19 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Oct. 20 – Greensboro, NC – Coliseum
Oct. 21 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
TBD – Chicago, IL – United Center
Oct. 25 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 26 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
Oct. 28 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Oct. 31 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center