Nicki Minaj Announces Pink Friday North American Tour

After returning to Twitter last week, Nicki Minaj will be hitting the road for her North American Pink Friday tour.  The 14-date trek will kick off July 16th in Chicago and from there the YMCMB rapstress will hit cities like Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, and Seattle, before wrapping up August 12th in Vancouver.

In addition to these dates, Nicki will also be playing a few radio shows including Hot 97′s Summer Jam in New York (June 3), according to MyPinkFriday.com. Fans can expect to catch her at Wild 94.9′s Wild Jam in San Francisco (May 10), 102.7 KIIS FM’s Wango Tango in L.A. (May 12), Wired 96.5 Fest in Philadelphia (June 1), Jam’n 94.5 Summer Jam in Boston on (June 2), Hot 97 Summer Jam in New York (June 3) and Hot Jam in Hartford (July 20).

Nicki will be bringing back her famous meet and greets where fans will have the chance to purchase a VIP laminate and lithograph and be the first to enter the venue on the night of the show.  During these meets, the “Starships” rapper will be signing autographs and taking photos with each of her Barbz. Fans interested in purchasing these VIP packages can get them here.

This all comes as Nicki will be prepping for her European tour which starts June 8 in Stockholm, Sweden and closes at the V Festival 2012 in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, UK on August 18. See below for the rest of her North American Pink Friday tour dates:

July 16 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
July 17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre Detroit
July 19 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre at Playhouse Square
July 22 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre Atlanta
July 24 – Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center
July 26 – Birmingham, AL – Boutwell Auditorium
July 28 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
July 29 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 31 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
August 2 – Denver, CO – Wells Fargo Theatre
August 4 – Las Vegas, NV – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
August 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
August 11 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
August 12 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre