50 Cent UK tour 2018: the Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ 15th anniversary
50 Cent has announced a UK tour to celebrate the 15th anniversary of his debut album ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’’ (and he’s gonna party like it’s its birthday...)
The hip-hop star will perform three arena concerts in the UK - Birmingham, London and Manchester - in September, as well as Ireland and European shows.
Here’s everything we know about the 50 Cent UK tour - including dates, venues and a look back at the album ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’.
50 Cent UK tour 2018: dates and cities
50 Cent - real name Curtis Jackson - announced the 15th anniversary concerts via Twitter. It would appear the star plans to make the concerts a UK exclusive, meaning tickets will be in high demand.
I'm bringing 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' back to one of my Favorite Places, the UK ???? !! Sign up here for the pre-sale: https://t.co/fkqw2KkVSP | Thanks for 15 years of support #GUnit pic.twitter.com/VS01DhmGDc
— 50cent (@50cent) 9 April 2018
Here are all the dates for 50 Cent’s ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’’ UK and Europe anniversary tour:
- Brussels, Palais 12 (Belgium) - September 13
- Rotterdam, Ahoy (Netherlands) - September 14
- Copenhagen, Royal Arena (Denmark) - September 15
- Birmingham Arena (UK) - September 18
- London, O2 Arena (UK) - September 20
- Manchester Arena (UK) - September 21
- Dublin, 3Arena (Ireland) - September 22
Tickets went on sale at 9am on Friday April 16. Missed out? Check StubHub for the latest prices for the 50 Cent UK tour?
50 Cent support act 2018
50 cent's support act for the 2018 tour is none other than his former group G-Unit.
The hip-hop act also features Tony Yayo and Young Buck, but once counted The Game as a member before he and Fiddy fell out (they've since reconciled).
Also along for the tour is Lethal Bizzle, but he won't be joining 50 Cent for the Dublin concert.
Select dates will also be opened by DJ Colin Francis, DJ Chubby Chub. and Slam Kofi.
50 Cent setlist
As this is a tour to celebrate the anniversary of 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'', the rapper will likely play the album in its entirety with some of his other hit singles thrown in - like ‘Candy Shop’ and ‘Ayo Technology’.
We suspect the setlist will look something like this:
- What Up Gangsta
- Patiently Waiting
- Many Men (Wish Death)
- In Da Club
- High all the Time
- If I Can't
- Blood Hound
- Back Down
- Like My Style
- Poor Lil Rich
- 21 Questions
- Don't Push Me
- Gotta Make it to Heaven
- U Not Like Me
- Life's On The Line
- P.I.M.P. (Remix)
- Ayo Technology
- Candy Shop
Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ - a look back at 50 Cent's classic hip-hop album
Produced by Eminem and Dr Dre, 50 Cent’s debut studio album ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’’ (2003) was a critical and commercial hit.
It went straight to number one in the US and reached number two in the UK album charts. It was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album.
The album spawned hit singles ‘In Da Club’...
...‘21 Questions’ ft Nate Dogg...
...and 'P.I.M.P' ft Snoop Dogg and G-Unit.
50 Cent also starred in a film of the same name, which is loosely based on his life (the rapper and actor famously survived being shot nine times before he was famous) and co-stars Terrence Howard.
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50 Cent new album: is it happening?
While there’s no news of a new 50 Cent album - the star has repeatedly said he plans to release an album titled ‘Street King Immortal’.
However, the star has been saying this since 2011 and has since released an entirely different album ‘Animal Ambition’.
50 Cent confirmed his sixth studio album is happening as recently as 2017, but so far there’s been no further news.
In 2017, 50 Cent released a ‘Best Of’ which features singles from his five studio albums, as well as music from the soundtrack of the film ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’’.
This may suggest the end of 50 Cent’s music career, as the star seems more focused on his acting work, with a part in 2018 actioner ‘Den of Thieves’, a recurring role in TV crime drama ‘Power’ and his own comedy sketch show ‘50 Central’.
Stay tuned to LineUp for more on the 50 Cent UK tour 2018, including possible new music news.