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Meek Mill announces first tour since prison release

Plus, the Philadelphia rapper has penned a New York Times op-ed on prison reform

Meek Mill Announces The Motivation Tour Dates 2019
Meek Mill, photo via DJBooth/Henry Hwu
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    Meek Mill has announced his first tour since being released from prison in April. Dubbed “The Motivation Tour”, it’s a 15-date US outing that’s slated to run from February through March. Miami, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Denver are among the stops listed, as are Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and the rapper’s own hometown of Philadelphia.

    These 2019 concert dates come in support of Championships, Meek’s new album that’s due for release this Friday, November 30th. The album marks the MC’s follow-up to Wins and Losses from 2017.

    Consult his full itinerary below. Tickets go on sale via LiveNation beginning Friday, November 30th. You can also grab tickets via StubHub.

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    Meek Mill 2019 Tour Dates:
    02/19 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
    02/22 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
    02/23 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
    02/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
    02/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
    03/01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
    03/05 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
    03/08 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
    03/09 – Detroit, MI @ The Fox Theatre
    03/12 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
    03/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The MET
    03/19 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center
    03/21 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
    03/23 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
    03/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy

    In related news, Meek has written a new op-ed in the New York Times in which he advocates for prison reform.

    “It’s clearer than ever that a disproportionate number of men and women of color are treated unfairly by a broken criminal justice system,” Meek writes. “The system causes a vicious cycle, feeding upon itself — sons and daughters grow up with their parents in and out of prison, and then become far more likely to become tied up in the arrest-jail-probation cycle. This is bad for families and our society as a whole.

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    Read Mill’s full editorial here. Jay-Z previously penned his own op-ed about Meek’s unfair jail sentence.

    Revisit Meek’s recent Tonight Show performance of “Oodles O’Noodles Babies”:

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