DMX Announces 'It's Dark And Hell Is Hot' 20th Anniversary Tour

By Peyton Blakemore

February 5, 2019

DMX is not wasting any time getting back into the rap game following his release from prison last month.

The "X Gon' Give It to Ya" rapper recently announced that he will be embarking on a 32-city tour next month in honor of the 20th anniversary of his acclaimed It's Dark and Hell is Hot album. "Talk is cheap, Mothafu**a!! ❌Tickets On Sale Friday, February 8 @ 10:00am EST#dmx20yeartour❌," X wrote on Instagram Monday (February 4). He also released a video teaser of the tour that featured clips of him performing on stage.

The anniversary tour, which spans nearly two months, kicks off in Oklahoma City on March 8 and makes stops in New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Houston, San Diego, and more before ending in Pittsburgh May 7.

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As fans know, the legendary rapper was released prison just weeks ago after serving a one-year sentence for tax evasion. X, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was sentenced to one year in prison in March 2018 after pleading guilty to tax fraud in November 2017. However, he was jailed in late January 2018, after using Oxycodone and cocaine — and skipping out on court-ordered drug treatment — while awaiting sentencing, per reports , noted by Vulture .

It's Dark and Hell Is Hot 20th Anniversary Tour Dates:

3/8 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Farmers Market

3/9 — Springfield, Mo. @ The Complex

3/10 — Indianapolis, In. @ The Citadel

4/3 — Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues

4/4 — Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall

4/5 — New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza

4/6 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ TLA

4/7 — Washington, D.C. @ The Fillmore

4/9 — Charlotte, N.C. @ World

4/10 — Fort Lauderdale, Fla. @ Revolution Live

4/11 — Ybor City, Fla @ Ritz

4/12 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle

4/13 — New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues

4/14 — Houston, Tx. @ House of Blues

4/17 — Albuquerque, N.M. @ El Rey Theater

4/18 — Phoenix, Az. @ Van Buren

4/19 — San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues

4/20 — Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues

4/21 — Berkeley, Calif. @ Cauc Theater

4/23 — Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Ballroom

4/24 — Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon

4/26 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex

4/27 — Denver, Co. @ Summit Music Hall

4/28 — Lawrence, Kansas @ The Granada

4/30 — Sauget, Ill. @ Pop's

5/1 — Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooly's

5/2 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monrow Live

5/3 — Detroit, Mich. - St. Andrews

5/4 — Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues

5/5 — Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues

5/7 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Foxtail

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