Nelly, TLC, And Flo Rida To Embark On Joint Tour

Y'all ready? 

The gift of 90s and aughts nostalgia has blessed us in many ways, including your faves taking their talents back on the road. This time they include Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida.

Speaking with BuzzFeed's AM2DM during SXSW Monday (March 11), Nelly and Chilli announced the tour and explained the special elements that will set it apart from the rest. "[The tour] is definitely going to be the songs that you love and we’re going to infuse new things," Chilli explained. "We have so many surprises. It’s going to be a very different tour. I think you guys are going to be very excited."

The hip-hop and R&B trifecta will begin their North American tour at the Amphitheater on July 23 before taking a tour of 20 0ther cities all over the United States before wrapping in Mountain View, CA.

Tickets for the summer tour will go on sale Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m, with Citi cardmembers allegeable for pre-sale tickets available Tuesday, March 12 at 12 p.m. through Thursday, March 14 at 10 p.m.

See dates below.

NELLY, TLC, & FLO RIDA SUMMER TOUR DATES

July 23 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
July 24 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 26 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 27 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 30 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 31 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Aug. 1 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 3 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 7 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Aug. 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 9 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Aug. 11 – Boston, MA – The Xfinity Center
Aug. 15 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Aug. 17 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 18 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Nelly and TLC only)
Aug. 20 – Rogers, AR – The Walmart AMP
Aug. 22 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 23 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Aug. 27 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
Aug. 30 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

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