Puff Daddy, The LOX, Ma$e, Lil’ Kim & More Announce Bad Boy Reunion Tour Dates

It was almost one year ago that Puff Daddy reunited with much of his Bad Boy Worldwide hit-makers for a medley concert at the 2015 BET Awards. The televised June event featuring followed a co-headlined Snoop Dogg concert at Madison Square Garden in February. Symbolically, that concert was at the same site as the 1995 Source Awards, which many believe was the single event that made the Death Row Records vs. Bad Boy Records feud public.


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In both concerts, The LOX, 112, Faith Evans, and Lil’ Kim performed. Ma$e would appear at the BET taping, while Black Rob performed in Manhattan. Nearly one year later, the artist formerly known as Diddy fulfilled a promise, and announced the dates for the Bad Boy Reunion Tour. According to Entertainment Weekly, confirmed artists include Puffy, Ma$e, The LOX, Faith Evans, Carl Thomas, Total, 112, Mario Winans, and French Montana—who just joined Bad Boy’s Epic Records merger this month. Of all the headliners, Lil’ Kim was the one who never signed to Bad Boy. An Undeas/Big Beat/Atlantic Records artist for much of her career, Kim was longtime romantically connected to The Notorious B.I.G., as well as a featured player in Puff Daddy’s 1997 “The Family” lineup, although not on the multi-platinum album’s cover. The tour is said to see additional guests.

Bad Boy Records was launched in 1993, after Puff Daddy left his post at Uptown Records. The label’s first release was The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready To Die.

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Running from late August through early October, the Bad Boy Reunion tour dates are as follows:

Thu Aug 25 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Fri Aug 26 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Sat Aug 27 Chicago, IL United Center
Wed Aug 31 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Fri Sep 02 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sat Sep 03 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
Sun Sep 04 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Tue Sep 06 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Thu Sep 08 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Sat Sep 10 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
Sun Sep 11 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Wed Sep 14 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Thu Sep 15 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Fri Sep 16 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sun Sep 18 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Tue Sep 20 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Thu Sep 22 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Fri Sep 23 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Sat Sep 24 Boston, MA TD Garden
Sun Sep 25 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat Oct 01 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sun Oct 02 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
Tue Oct 04 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Thu Oct 06 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Sat Oct 08 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

Another 1990s-launched Hip-Hop label, No Limit Records, has been also been doing reunion spot dates.