The show kicked off with a curated video chronologically showcasing the birth of Hip-Hop on August 11, 1973 in the Bronx, NY as well as its influence across the five boroughs of New York. The video also highlighted Hip-Hop icons born in N.Y. who forever changed the landscape and culture of rap beyond the empire state.
The rap legends delivered an incredible performance with Wu-Tang Clan performing anthems like “Bring Da Ruckus,” “Da Mystery of Chessboxin,” “C.R.E.A.M” and more.
Nas took the stage with classics like “New York State of Mind,” “It’s Mine,” “If I Ruled the World” and others.
Busta Rhymes also performed hits like “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See,” “Break Ya Neck” and everyone’s favorite verse on Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” while bringing out a bottle of champagne mid set to toast to an epic tour.
Presented by Live Nation, the 25-city tour continues with its next date at Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana on Thursday, September 1. The NY State of Mind tour will make stops in Atlanta, Toronto, Austin, Phoenix and more before wrapping up in Los Angeles, California at Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday, October 4. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, making it the perfect time for these two legends to come together for an unforgettable tour.
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NY STATE OF MIND TOUR DATES:
Thu Sep 01 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
Fri Sep 02 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 03 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sun Sep 04 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Wed Sep 07 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Thu Sep 08 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Fri Sep 09 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Sat Sep 10 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Tue Sep 13 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Wed Sep 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Fri Sep 16 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Sep 17 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sun Sep 18 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Tue Sep 20 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Wed Sep 21 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu Sep 22 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sun Sep 25 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Mon Sep 26 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Thu Sep 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Fri Sep 30 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Sat Oct 01 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
Sun Oct 02 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
Tue Oct 04 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl