Lil Bow Wow Announces Scream 2 Tour; Tour Supports Hit Album 'Doggy Bag' and 'Like Mike' Film Debut


With Doggy Bag, his sophomore album on So So Def/Columbia Records, hitting the RIAA platinum mark, Lil Bow Wow is about to launch his Scream 2 U.S. tour, the eagerly-awaited follow-up to last year's sold out and highly successful Scream Tour. Scream 2 will kick-off on Thursday, July 25 in Memphis, TN (see itinerary following).

Since the success of Beware Of Dog, released in 2000, Lil Bow Wow has become a household name. The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and kicked out the #1 Rap single "Bow Wow (That's My Name)." Two of Bow Wow's videos -- "That's My Name" and "Puppy Love" -- were voted #1 Videos on BET. His much-heralded follow-up, Doggy Bag, was certified gold less than a month after its release on December 21, 2001. Doggy Bag entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart and #6 and contains his current hit single, "Take Ya Home."

In conjunction with success of Doggy Bag, Bow Wow recently completed finished filming "Like Mike" his first starring role in a major feature film. Set for release on July 12th by 20th Century Fox, "Like Mike" stars Bow Wow as an orphan teenager who finds sneakers that were "allegedly" worn by NBA legend Michael Jordan. By wearing the sneakers, Bow Wow becomes an extraordinary basketball player and subsequently the youngest player to enter the NBA. The movie features cameos by NBA stars Jason Kidd, Alonzo Mourning, Chris Webber, Tracy McGrady, David Robinson, Rasheed Wallace and others.

Most recently, Bow Wow was nominated for his second straight Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award: "Best Male Artist" award (an award he won in 2001). He has also appeared in MTV's feature presentation, "Carmen," a hip-hopera based on Bizet's classic opera. Bow Wow's new clothing line, among other ventures, will be announced later this year.

                        Lil Bow Wow Tour Itinerary

   Date                City/State           Venue
   July 25, 2002       Memphis, TN          Mid-South Coliseum
   July 26, 2002       Nashville, TN        Nashville Municipal
   July 27, 2002       Atlanta, GA          Phillips Arena
   July 28, 2002       Greenville, SC       Greenville Coliseum
   August 1, 2002      Charlotte, NC        Cricket Arena
   August 2, 2002      Greensboro, NC       Greensboro Coliseum
   August 3, 2002      Washington, D.C.     MCI Center
   August 4, 2002      Hampton, VA          Hampton Coliseum
   August 30, 2002     Los Angeles, CA      The Forum
   August 31, 2002     Concord, CA          Concord Pavilion
   September 1, 2002   San Jose, CA         Compaq Center

   Additional Lil Bow Wow tour dates TBA

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