Wiz Khalifa set for November 2011 UK dates - tickets on sale Friday 3rd June

Posted: 2nd June 2011

Following a couple of sold-out recent London gigs and a show at Manchester Academy, Wiz Khalifa has announced he'll be returning to the UK in the autumn with eight November dates.

The Pittsburgh-based rap star released his third album 'Rolling Papers' - his first LP for Atlantic Records -in March. Rolling Papers includes Billboard Hot 100 No 1 single, 'Black and Yellow', titled after the colours of Pittsburgh's sports teams.

This follows a transformational 2010 in which Khalifa was named MTV's Hottest Breakthrough MC of the year, winning with nearly 70,000 votes, and beating finalists including Nicki Minaj.

But Khalifa's meteoric rise has not been without controversy. His 2010 50-city sold-out US 'Waken Baken Tour' was briefly disrupted by an arrest for 'possession and trafficking of marijuana' in North Carolina. $300,000 bail later, the tour resumed.

The autumn UK tour starts at Glasgow Academy on 2nd November, playing Birmingham, Newcastle and Bristol on the following nights. After a day's rest, Wiz plays the stand-out show of the tour at Brixton Academy on 7th November before moving onto Manchester, Southampton and Leeds, where the run ends on Friday 11th November at the O2 Academy.

Tickets are on sale from 9AM on Friday 3rd June priced at £20 for all venues except Brixton (£21.50).

Stewart Darkin