Puff Daddy announces 'Bad Boy Family Reunion' tour

The rapper founded Bad Boy Records in 1993.

By Annie Martin
Puff Daddy announces 'Bad Boy Family Reunion' tour
Sean Combs at the Golden Globe Awards on January 12, 2014. The rapper announced the "Bad Boy Family Reunion" tour Monday. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Puff Daddy is planning a Bad Boy Records reunion tour.

The 46-year-old rapper, born Sean Combs, announced the venture on social media Monday, proclaiming, "This isn't just a concert! This is hip-hop and R&B history! #BadBoyFamilyReunionTour."


Puff Daddy will be joined by former label mates Lil' Kim, Faith Evans, Mase, Mario Winans, 112, Total, Carl Thomas and The Lox. French Montana, who is presently signed to Bad Boy Records, will also go on tour.

"Today I am proud to announce that we are taking the show on the road! #badboyfamilyreunion tour is coming to a city near you! Tickets go on sale this Friday!" Puff Daddy wrote on Instagram.

"I give all glory to God for this opportunity to come and see all of our true Bad Boy fans live and in concert!" he added. "I want to thank all of you that have supported us over the last 20 years! It's truly been a journey and a blessing!"

The Bad Boy Family Reunion tour will kick off Aug. 25 in Columbus, Ohio, and come to a close Oct. 8 in Oakland, Calif. Rolling Stone reported Mary J. Blige and Jay Z will make guest appearances.


Puff Daddy founded Bad Boy Records in 1993. The rapper released the mixtape MMM in December, and is working on his seventh studio album, No Way Out 2, which is a sequel to his debut record, No Way Out (1997).

Bad Boy Family Reunion tour dates:

Aug. 25: Columbus, Ohio - Schottenstein Center

Aug. 26: Cincinnati, Ohio - U.S. Bank Arena

Aug. 27: Chicago, Ill. - United Center

Aug. 31: Kansas City, Mo. - Sprint Center

Sept. 2: Detroit, Mich. - The Palace of Auburn Hills

Sept. 3: Baltimore, Md. - Royal Farms Arena

Sept. 4: New York, N.Y. - Madison Square Garden

Sept. 6: Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre

Sept. 8: Atlanta, Ga. - Philips Arena

Sept. 10: Miami, Fla. - American Airlines Arena

Sept. 11: Tampa, Fla. - Amalie Arena

Sept. 14: Dallas, Texas - American Airlines Center

Sept. 15: Houston, Texas - Toyota Center

Sept. 16 : San Antonio, Texas - AT&T Center

Sept. 18: Nashville, Tenn. - Bridgestone Arena

Sept. 20: Charlotte, N.C. - Time Warner Cable Arena

Sept. 22: Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center

Sept. 23: Philadelphia, Pa. - Wells Fargo Center

Sept. 24: Boston, Mass. - TD Garden


Sept. 25: Newark, N.J. - Prudential Center

Oct. 1: Las Vegas, Nev. - MGM Grand Garden Arena

Oct. 2: Glendale, Ariz. - Gila River Arena

Oct. 4: Los Angeles, Calif. - The Forum

Oct. 6: San Diego, Calif. - Viejas Arena

Oct. 8: Oakland, Calif. - Oracle Arena

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