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“Allow me to introduce me, my name’s Wale don’t say Wally…”

These are the words of Allido/Interscope artist, Wale. He’s straight out of the “area” comprised of D.C., Maryland and Virginia and if you’ve been eager to be introduced to the lyrical giant, you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer. Wale’s Attention Deficit album has been pushed back yet again. As previously reported, the album was originally set to hit stores September 22 but was pushed back to October. Now Wale won’t be able to introduce himself to the masses until November 10. His album is being pushed back for good reason however as he gets ready to embark on a national tour.

After being hailed by GQ magazine as “the greatest rapper since Jay-Z”, the Roc Nation managed MC will hit the road with his superior for the “North American College Arena Tour.” The tour offers an insane lineup featuring the DMV representa, Jay-Z, N.E.R.D. and Roc Nation’s newest sensation, J. Cole.

While preparing for the tour he tweeted about his 30 minute slot saying,


“Damn…i just ran through my set for tour…and im sweatin like a mug…this gonna be the best 30mn set yall ever seen.”


The North American College Arena Tour kicks off Friday, October 9 at Penn State. The dates for the North American College Arena Tour are as follows:


Date                     City                            Venue

  Oct 09     State College, PA      Penn State/Bryce Jordan Center

  Oct 10     Cincinnati, OH         N Kentucky U/Bank of Kentucky Center

  Oct 13     Edmonton, AB           Rexall Place

  Oct 14     Calgary, AB            Pengrowth Saddledome

  Oct 15     Kelowna, BC            Prospera Place

  Oct 16     Vancouver, BC          General Motors Place

  Oct 17     Seattle, WA            KeyArena

  Oct 21     Ypsilanti, MI          Eastern Michigan U/Convocation Center

  Oct 23     Philadelphia, PA       Wachovia Center (Powerhouse)

  Oct 24     Providence, RI         Dunkin Donuts Center

  Oct 25     Amherst, MA            U of Mass/Mullins Center

  Oct 27     Baltimore, MD          1st Mariner Arena

  Oct 28     Columbus, OH           Ohio State/ Value City Arena the

                                     Schottenstein Center

  Oct 29     London, ON             John Labatt Centre

  Oct 30     Montreal, QC           Bell Centre

  Oct 31     Toronto, ON            Air Canada Centre

  Nov 01     Ottawa, ON             Scotiabank Place

  Nov 07     Fresno, CA             Fresno State/Save Mart Center

  Nov 08     Los Angeles, CA        UCLA/Pauley Pavilion

  Nov 12     Champaign, IL          University of Illinois/Assembly Hall

  Nov 19     Albuquerque, NM        Tingley Coliseum

  Nov 20     El Paso, TX            U of Texas at El Paso/Don