Grammy Award Winning Music Artist and Acclaimed Actor Chris Ludacris Bridges Kicks Off 2010 and 10 Year Anniversary With a Bang!



Jan 29, 2010, 13:31 ET from The Island Def Jam Music Group

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- 2010 will mark three-time Grammy Award winning artist, award winning actor, businessman, restaurateur and Disturbing Tha Peace CEO, Chris Ludacris Bridges, 10th anniversary in the entertainment business.  Since bursting onto the international scene at the turn of the new decade, he has been riding a major wave of success ever since.

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Having firmly established himself in the worlds of music, film & television and philanthropy, Ludacris shows no signs of slowing down, releasing his seventh studio album, The Battle of the Sexes, March 9th on DTP/Def Jam. The highly anticipated album's first single, "How Low" is zooming up the music charts and is currently at #1 at Urban Radio, #2 on Billboard's Rap Songs chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart. The remix featuring Ciara and Pitbull is being released on 2/9 on iTunes.

Helping to launch the release of The Battle of the Sexes, it has just been announced that Ludacris will join supergroup The Black Eyed Peas on their The. E.N.D. U.S. tour, beginning in Atlanta on February 4th. The tour will hit 32 cities across the country including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami (see full tour schedule attached).

In addition to the new album and the upcoming tour, Ludacris continues his charitable work to help improve the lives of children through the Ludacris Foundation.  He also recently established his own liquor brand, Conjure cognac, which is currently available in the Atlanta and Miami markets.  

Ludacris' fans can catch up with him and hear more about his latest projects by tuning in tonight to see him live on Lopez Tonight (TBS) and on upcoming appearances on BET, MTV, Live with Regis & Kelly (ABC), Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) and more in March.   

    The E.N.D. Tour 
    DATE               LOCATION                    VENUE
    February 4, 2010   Atlanta, Georgia            Philips Arena   
    February 6, 2010   Miami, Florida              American Airlines Arena 
    February 9, 2010   Jacksonville, Florida       Jacksonville Veterans   
                                                    Memorial Arena 
    February 10, 2010  Tampa, Florida              Saint Pete Times Forum 
    February 12, 2010  Nashville, Tennessee        Sommet Center 
    February 13, 2010  Birmingham, Alabama         BJCC Arena 
    February 16, 2010  Columbus, Ohio              Value City Arena at Jerome
                                                    Schottenstein Center 
    February 17, 2010  Lexington, Kentucky         Rupp Arena 
    February 19, 2010  Raleigh, North Carolina     RBC Center 
    February 20, 2010  Charlotte, North Carolina   Time Warner Cable Arena 
    February 22, 2010  Hampton, Virginia           Hampton Coliseum 
    February 23, 2010  Washington, DC              Verizon Center 
    February 24, 2010  New York, New York          Madison Square Garden 
    February 26, 2010  Boston, Massachusetts       TD Banknorth Garden 
    February 27, 2010  Uncasville, Connecticut     Mohegan Sun Resort and 
                                                    Casino - Sun Arena 
    March 1, 2010      Uniondale, New York         Nassau Veterans Memorial 
    March 3, 2010      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  The Wachovia Center 
    March 4, 2010      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania    Mellon Arena 
    March 9, 2010      Detroit, Michigan           Palace of Auburn Hills 
    March 11, 2010     Milwaukee, Wisconsin        Bradley Center 
    March 13, 2010     Chicago, Illinois           United Center 
    March 19, 2010     Dallas, Texas               American Airlines Center 
    March 20, 2010     Tulsa, Oklahoma             BOK Center 
    March 22, 2010     Saint Paul, Minnesota       Xcel Energy Center   
    March 24, 2010     Kansas City, Missouri       Sprint Center   
    March 25, 2010     Des Moines, Iowa            Iowa Events Center - Wells
                                                    Fargo Arena   
    March 27, 2010     Denver, Colorado            Pepsi Center   
    March 29, 2010     Los Angeles, California     Staples Center   
    March 31, 2010     Glendale, Arizona  Arena   
    April 2, 2010      San Jose, California        HP Pavilion at San Jose 
    April 7, 2010      Sacramento, California      ARCO Arena   
    April 10, 2010     Tacoma, Washington          Tacoma Dome   

SOURCE The Island Def Jam Music Group