Nicki Minaj’s North American Tour Dates Announced

Chart-topping rap minx Nicki Minaj will be finally be guiding her “Starships” toward these shores this summer, for the North American leg of her globe-trotting Pink Friday Tour. The “Beez In The Trap” songstress is set to kick things off at The Chicago Theatre on July 16. She’ll then wrap up the 15-date jaunt on August 12 at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Now, we know some of you may be asking yourself if this is a show you live with missing. But, really — think of the wigs, children. So, so many wigs.

Pink Friday 2012 US Tour Dates:

7/16 – Chicago, IL (The Chicago Theatre) 7/17 – Detroit, MI (Fox Theatre Detroit) 7/19 – Cleveland, OH (State Theatre at Playhouse Square) 7/22 – Atlanta, GA (Fox Theatre Atlanta) 7/24 – Miami, FL (James L. Knight Center) 7/26 – Birmingham, AL (Boutwell Auditorium) 7/28 – Houston, TX (Bayou Music Center) 7/29 – Dallas, TX (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie) 7/31 – St. Louis, MO (Peabody Opera House) 8/2 – Denver, CO (Wells Fargo Theatre) 8/4 – Las Vegas, NV (Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino) 8/7 – Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre) 8/11 – Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre) 8/12 – Vancouver, BC (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)