Nicki Minaj announces Pink Friday 2012 UK shows
Tickets for Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday' UK tour on sale Friday 23rd March, ahead of 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' album release
There are pop stars and there is Nicki Minaj, a colossus of wild hairstyles, wilder clothes and wildest stage-shows - she's not your average rapper, for sure, and certainly not the type of girl who would be found sipping tea at a National Trust meeting. Well, you'd imagine so, right?
After several false starts with poorly-performing singles and better-selling mixtapes, the Trinidadian was noticed by Mr Controversial himself, Lil Wayne and immediately courted by his Young Money Entertainment label and given a contract. Minaj's first big US hit was 'Your Love', although her first chart hit over here was the follow-up, 'Check it Out' (with the ubiquitous rap-guest, this time Will.i.am).
She's had a few more since, though not quite as many as costume changes, something which the earnest chin-stroking rap fraternity have had trouble with. Rappers don't normally like pink. They also don't often bounce around on stage looking like they've careered into an IKEA créche whilst driving a candyfloss machine, but this all adds to the Minaj experience - colourful in dress, as well as language.
After scoring a notable #1 Billboard success across the pond with her debut album 'Pink Friday', the flamboyant icon is back for more - and this time she's keeping it 'toga'. Entitled 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded', this second bite of her cherry features tracks such as 'Starships' (the first single), the blunt 'Stupid Hoe' (not about gardening) and 'Roman in Moscow' (about her alter-ego Roman Zolanski). One can only imagine what the video to 'Sex in the Lounge' is going to feature. Gulp.
To support the album, out on 3rd April, and as well as several festival slots during the summer (T in the Park, V Festival and Wireless), Nicki Minaj will be performing a handful of headlining shows that promise theatre, colour and extravagance. The first shows are in Hammersmith for two nights - 24th and 25th June - followed by Birmingham on 26th and finally Manchester on 28th June 2012. Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday morning, priced from £32.50 to £45. They'll probably sell out in the flutter of a pink eyelash!
- Mon 11th Mar 2019 Nicki Minaj, Future: NickiHndrxxThe O2 Arena (Greenwich)Buy Tickets
- Thu 14th Mar 2019 Nicki Minaj, Future: NickiHndrxxArena Birmingham (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Fri 15th Mar 2019 Nicki Minaj, Future: NickiHndrxx3arena (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Sun 17th Mar 2019 Nicki Minaj, Future: NickiHndrxxSSE Hydro (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Mon 18th Mar 2019 Nicki Minaj, Future: NickiHndrxxManchester Arena (Manchester)Buy Tickets
You may also be interested in
- Sun 19th Aug 2018 and Sun 26th Aug 2018 KYGOBuy Tickets
- Sun 19th Aug 2018 Sean Paul, Fatman Scoop, Charlie SlothRicoh Arena / Ericsson Arena (Coventry)Buy Tickets
- Mon 20th Aug 2018 and Tue 21st Aug 2018 Sean PaulBuy Tickets
- Fri 24th Aug 2018 and Sat 25th Aug 2018 Boyz II MenBuy Tickets
- Fri 24th Aug 2018 and Sat 25th Aug 2018 Trevor Nelson, Dru HillBuy Tickets
- Sat 25th Aug 2018 Reading Festival, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! At The Disco, Dua L...Little John's Farm (Reading)Buy Tickets
- Sat 25th Aug 2018 Creamfields, Above & Beyond, Steve Angello, Axwell, Seba...Daresbury Estate (Warrington)Buy Tickets
- Sun 26th Aug 2018 Leeds Festival, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! At The Disco, Dua Lip...Bramham Park (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Sun 26th Aug 2018 Creamfields, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Fatboy ...Daresbury Estate (Warrington)Buy Tickets
- Mon 27th Aug 2018 and Wed 29th Aug 2018 Justin Timberlake: Man Of The WoodsBuy Tickets
- Wed 29th Aug 2018 Glasgow Summer Sessions: Kendrick Lamar, N*E*R*D, Bugzy MaloneBellahouston Park (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Wed 19th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018 Jason Derulo: 777Buy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Sep 2018 BBC 1Xtra Live, Chance the Rapper, Chip, Jorja Smith, Pusha ...The O2 Arena (Greenwich)Buy Tickets
- Thu 4th Oct 2018 to Thu 18th Oct 2018 Jorja SmithBuy Tickets
- Fri 5th Oct 2018 and Fri 12th Oct 2018 Chase and StatusBuy Tickets
- Wed 17th Oct 2018 ChipO2 Ritz (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Fri 19th Oct 2018 Rick RossTroxy (Tower Hamlets)Buy Tickets
- Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Thu 1st Nov 2018 PJ MortonBuy Tickets
- Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018 Black Eyed Peas: Masters of the SunBuy Tickets
- Fri 30th Nov 2018 The Warehouse Project, MK, The Disciples, Lee Foss, Waze and...WHP Store Street (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sun 9th Dec 2018 to Tue 11th Dec 2018 Mariah CareyBuy Tickets
- Sun 27th Jan 2019 DavidoThe O2 Arena (Greenwich)Buy Tickets
- Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Mon 8th Apr 2019 Long Beach Dub AllstarsBuy Tickets
- Tue 9th Apr 2019 Long Beach Dub Allstars, Jaya the CatThe Asylum (Birmingham)Buy Tickets