Nicki Minaj adds North American stops onto international trek

Pop/hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj has added a North American run to her worldwide tour in support of her recently released sophomore set, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded." // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Pop/hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj has added a North American run to her worldwide tour in support of her recently released sophomore set, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded."

The Trinidad-born songstress will first venture through parts of Australia and Japan later this month before canvassing Europe through mid-July. The North American leg gets underway July 16 in Chicago and hits 13 major markets from coast to coast through an Aug. 12 performance in Vancouver.

Tickets for the North American portion go on sale beginning May 4 via Ticketmaster and Live Nation. VIP packages, including meet-and-greet passes and an exclusive lithograph, are available for most performances via the performer's website.

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Minaj unveiled her second full-length album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," last month. The 19-track set, which follows 2010's "Pink Friday," topped The Billboard 200, as well as the magazine's Top Rap Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

Minaj is currently at work recording the video for her latest single, "Right By My Side," according to a press release. The "Starships" video is currently streaming at the hip-hop star's website.

 tour dates and tickets

May 2012
16 - Sydney, Australia - Hordern Pavilion
18 - Melbourne, Australia - Hisense Arena
22 - Osaka, Japan - Namba Hatch
23 - Tokyo, Japan - Zepp
25 - Yokohama, Japan - Yokohoma Bay Hall

June 2012
8 - Stockholm, Sweden - Annexet
9 - Oslo, Norway - Oslo Spektrum
11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Falkoner Theater
13 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
16 - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrome
18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
21 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
24, 25 - London, United Kingdom - Hammersmith Apollo
26 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - NIA Birmingham
28 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Apollo

July 2012
4 - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
6 - Paris, France - Zenith
7 - London, United Kingdom - Wireless Festival
8 - Balado, United Kingdom - T in the Park
16 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
17 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre Detroit
22 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre Atlanta
24 - Miami, FL - James L. Knight Center
26 - Birmingham, AL - Boutwell Auditorium
28 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
29 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
31 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House

August 2012
2 - Denver, CO - Wells Fargo Theatre
4 - Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
7 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
11 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
12 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
18 - Weston Park, United Kingdom - V Festival

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