UPDATE

Nicki Minaj has released the video for her latest single, “Freedom.” Take a look at the artist’s unusually subdued vision – black and white, no creepy animation – below, and let us know how you think it stacks up against her more typical outlandishness:

Nicki Minaj Music Video for “Freedom”

UPDATE

It seems Nick Minaj may have finally rounded out the international schedule for her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded tour. While we’ve been reporting all updates for the past few months, MTV has just released the following series of dates as Nicki Minaj’s global tour plans. That doesn’t necessarily mean the rapping songstress doesn’t have another performance or two up her sleeve, but for now, check out the confirmed list of shows, and keep scrolling for ticket links!

Nicki Minaj International Tour Dates

DateCityCountryVenue

10/21/2012 Nottingham UK Capital FM Arena
10/22/2012 Manchester UK Manchester Arena
10/24/2012 Liverpool UK Liverpool Echo Arena
10/25/2012 Newcastle UK Metro Radio Arena
10/27/2012 Birmingham UK LG Arena Birmingham
10/28/2012 Newcastle UK Metro Radio Arena
10/30/2012 London UK O2 Arena
11/2/2012 Manchester UK Manchester Arena
11/3/2012 Sheffield UK Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
11/5/2012 Dublin Ireland O2 Arena
11/7/2012 Cardiff UK Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
11/24/2012 Auckland NZ Vector Arena
11/27/2012 Adeliaide AUS Adelaide Entertainment Centre
11/30/2012 Sydney AUS Sydney Entertainment Centre
12/3/2012 Brisbane AUS Brisbane Entertainment Centre
12/5/2012 Melbourne AUS Rod Laver Arena
12/8/2012 Perth AUS Perth Arena

Nicki Minaj International Tour Tickets

UPDATE

Following in the well-heeled footsteps of fellow pop diva Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj has caused something of a blogging furor over the rumor she’ll be joining American Idol as a judge.

Minaj is no stranger to popular broadcasting – her appearance on Ellen, in which she surprised two pint-sized uber fans, went viral – although this will be the first time the vocally dexterous singer/rapper has been featured as a regular in a primetime slot. She’ll have to hold her own against the likes of industry icon Mariah Carey, who’s been confirmed as a judge for AI’s forthcoming season. Other rumors in the mill include the possibility of Pharrell Williams and/or Nick Jonas signing up to round out the high-turnover judging panel.

If Minaj’s presence inspires more performances like this one, we’re all for it:

Nicki Minaj Sings “Super Bass” With Sophia Grace on “Ellen”

UPDATE

Aussie fans of Ms. Minaj can rest easy – as promised, the singer/rapper’s postponed Australian shows have been rescheduled. The updated tour dates are below, and include performances in each of the five original cities (Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth) with an additional show in Adelaide for good measure. Tickets will become available Wednesday, August 15th – unless you’re celebrating the public holiday in Brisbane, in which case you’ll have to wait an extra day, until Thursday, August 16th.

DateCityArena

11/24/2012 Auckland Vector Arena
11/27/2012 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
11/30/2012 Sydney Entertainment Centre
12/3/2012 Brisbane Entertainment Centre
12/5/2012 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
12/8/2012 Perth Perth Arena

UPDATE

Nicki Minaj is letting down her fans in the outback – at least for the short term. The current queen of hip hop announced that her shows in Australia and New Zealand slated for September and October would be postponed, but thankfully not canceled. Citing “international scheduling conflicts” (she’s gone global in a big way!), Minaj will postpone the shows scheduled for Auckland on September 28, Brisbane on October 3, Sydney on October 5, Melbourne on October 6 and Perth on October 9.

A revised slated of dates will be announced in the near future, so check back with us here at SeatGeek for all of the details on Nicki Minaj tour dates as well as the best deals on Nicki Minaj tickets.

UPDATE

Nicki Minaj is once again adding new dates to her U.K. tour. The two shows – on October 28 and November 2nd in Newcastle and Manchester, respectively – will see Minaj performing a full 10 concerts in the region. The cartoon-voiced singer/rapper’s “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” tour is so popular she apparently can’t do it alone – Young Money protégé Tyga (see collaborations with Young Money on “Bedrock” and Chris Brown on “Deuces) will also be joining Minaj for the duration of her European dates.

Here’s Nicki’s updated tour schedule for her October and November shows. Tickets for the latest additions won’t be made available until Monday, July 9th, so click back here next week for (yet another!) Minaj update:

Updated Nicki Minaj Tour Dates

DateRegionCountryVenue

7/26/12 BIRMINGHAM AL BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM
7/27/12 NEW ORLEANS LA UNO LAKEFRONT ARENA
7/28/12 HOUSTON TX BAYOU MUSIC CENTER
7/29/12 DALLAS TX VERIZON THEATRE AT GRAND PRAIRIE
7/31/12 ST.LOUIS MO PEABODY OPERA HOUSE
8/2/12 DENVER CO WELLS FARGO THEATRE
8/4/12 LAS VEGAS NV PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
8/5/12 LOS ANGELES CA NOKIA THEATRE LA LIVE
8/7/12 PHOENIX AZ COMERCIA THEATRE
8/8/12 LOS ANGELES CA NOKIA THEATRE LA LIVE
8/9/12 OAKLAND CA PARAMOUNT THEATRE
8/11/12 SEATTLE WA PARAMOUNT THEATRE
8/12/12 VANCOUVER BC QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE
8/21/12 DUBLIN IE OLYMPIA THEATRE
10/27/2012 BIRMINGHAM UK BIRMINGHAM LG ARENA
11/3/2012 SHEFFIELD UK SHEFFIELD ARENA
11/7/2012 CARDIFF UK CARDIFF ARENA

*Previous Update*

Nicki Minaj is bringing her “Pink Friday: Reloaded” tour back to the United Kingdom this fall. After playing a series of summer dates in the UK through July 8, she embarks on the U.S. leg of her world tour with 2 Chainz, as we updated you on earlier in the week. As for the four new UK dates, they kick off October 22 in Manchester at the Manchester Arena. The other dates are as follows: October 27 at LG Arena in Birmingham, October 30 at the O2 Arena in London and November 3 at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield.

Tickets for these new shows go on sale June 27. For the best deals on all Nicki Minaj tickets, we have the details here at SeatGeek.

Updated Nicki Minaj Tickets

Updated Nicki Minaj Ticket Prices

CityStateVenue NameDateAvg. Price

Albany NY Times Union Center 6/2/2010 $129.33
Vancouver BC General Motors Place 7/4/2010 $147.84
Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 7/6/2010 $120.21
Sacramento CA Power Balance Pavilion 7/9/2010 $88.51
Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 7/10/2010 $90.19
Villanova PA The Pavilion 7/14/2010 $58.25
Englewood CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre 7/15/2010 $120.31
Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Resort Event Center 7/17/2010 $176.78
Los Angeles CA Staples Center 7/21/2010 $145.96
Phoenix AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion 7/22/2010 $55.14
San Antonio TX AT&T Center 7/25/2010 $146.70
Atlanta GA Philips Arena 7/28/2010 $135.24
Vail CO Gerald Ford Amphitheatre 7/30/2010 $103.59
Newark NJ Prudential Center 10/28/2010 $139.56
New York NY Hammerstein Ballroom 11/25/2010 $101.34
Bronx NY Paradise Theater 12/25/2010 $257.40
Providence RI Dunkin Donuts Center 3/16/2011 $149.04
Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 3/18/2011 $151.49
Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 3/19/2011 $142.03
Baltimore MD 1st Mariner Arena 3/20/2011 $138.41
Hampton VA Hampton Coliseum 3/23/2011 $117.58
Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 3/24/2011 $134.05
Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 3/26/2011 $159.19
Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 3/27/2011 $193.57
Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 3/28/2011 $178.43
University Park PA Bryce Jordan Center 3/30/2011 $148.60
Chicago IL United Center 4/1/2011 $178.92
Auburn Hills MI Palace of Auburn Hills 4/2/2011 $179.73
Washington DC Verizon Center 4/3/2011 $178.78
Sunrise FL BankAtlantic Center 4/5/2011 $233.16
Orlando FL Amway Center 4/6/2011 $169.05
Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 4/8/2011 $140.89
Atlanta GA Philips Arena 4/9/2011 $174.53
Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center 4/10/2011 $161.36
Bloomington IN Assembly Hall – IN 4/12/2011 $136.74
New Orleans LA New Orleans Arena 4/14/2011 $166.22
Dallas TX American Airlines Center 4/15/2011 $173.27
Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 4/19/2011 $172.63
Los Angeles CA Staples Center 4/22/2011 $179.76
Anaheim CA Honda Center 4/23/2011 $195.67
Oakland CA Oracle Arena 4/24/2011 $145.48
Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 4/29/2011 $116.41
Sacramento CA Power Balance Pavilion 6/16/2011 $170.90
Los Angeles CA Staples Center 6/20/2011 $199.51
Glendale AZ Jobing.com Arena 6/22/2011 $134.44
Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 6/25/2011 $143.84
Portland OR Rose Garden 6/28/2011 $102.99
Tacoma WA Tacoma Dome 6/29/2011 $91.25
Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 7/1/2011 $53.70
Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 7/4/2011 $40.98
Chicago IL United Center 7/8/2011 $134.25
Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 7/9/2011 $97.09
Dallas TX American Airlines Center 7/12/2011 $143.13
Houston TX Toyota Center 7/13/2011 $129.45
New Orleans LA New Orleans Arena 7/15/2011 $137.13
Atlanta GA Philips Arena 7/17/2011 $121.76
Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 7/18/2011 $134.61
Orlando FL Amway Center 7/20/2011 $133.48
Miami FL American Airlines Arena 7/22/2011 $133.55
Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 7/26/2011 $136.52
Auburn Hills MI Palace of Auburn Hills 7/28/2011 $102.45
Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 7/30/2011 $129.84
Washington DC Verizon Center 7/31/2011 $163.52
Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 8/2/2011 $169.32
East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 8/5/2011 $148.10
Atlantic City NJ Boardwalk Hall 8/6/2011 $135.40
Boston MA TD Garden 8/8/2011 $163.88
Montreal QC Bell Centre 8/11/2011 $64.58
Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 8/13/2011 $125.99
Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 8/14/2011 $81.59
Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 9/24/2011 $642.66
Carson CA Home Depot Center 5/12/2012 $127.82
Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 6/1/2012 $82.36
East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 6/3/2012 $144.38
Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 7/16/2012 $152.04
Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 7/17/2012 $105.36
Cleveland OH State Theatre – The Playhouse Square Center 7/19/2012 $127.75
Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall 7/21/2012 $140.41
Atlanta GA Fox Theatre Atlanta 7/22/2012 $118.96
Miami FL James L. Knight Center 7/24/2012 $142.33
Birmingham AL Boutwell Auditorium 7/26/2012 $182.56
New Orleans LA UNO Lakefront Arena 7/27/2012 $144.46
Houston TX Bayou Music Center 7/28/2012 $122.36
Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 7/29/2012 $129.34
St. Louis MO Peabody Opera House 7/31/2012 $124.00
Denver CO Wells Fargo Theatre 8/2/2012 $177.53
Las Vegas NV Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino 8/4/2012 $139.54
Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 8/5/2012 $152.85
Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 8/7/2012 $129.51
Oakland CA Paramount Theatre (Oakland ) 8/9/2012 $172.00
Seattle WA The Paramount Theatre 8/11/2012 $136.25
Vancouver BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver 8/12/2012 $180.03

*PREVIOUS POSTS*

Coming just weeks after the release of her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Nicki Minaj has released 2012 summer tour dates for her upcoming North American Pink Friday tour. The tour will hit over 20 stops across the U.S. beginning Jun. 12 in Del Mar, CA before closing out Sept. 1 in Salem, OR.

Minaj has also been in the middle of a very public feud with fellow New York rapper ‘Lil Kim, so it should be interesting if she addresses the controversy during upcoming live performances.

Minaj’s “Pink Friday” tour will take Europe by storm this June. After a hugely successful 2011 including major cameo appearances and Grammy nominations, Minaj is slated to release her new album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” on Apr. 3 and tour to support the release. Her debut album “Pink Friday” has the most charted singles by any female rap album in Billboard history.

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The European tour will have her visit countries such as Norway, Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Nicki Minaj Tour Dates 2012

Date
Event
Thursday 7:30 PM Nicki Minaj HP PavilionSan Jose, CA
Saturday 2:00 PM KIIS FM Wango Tango featuring Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Maroon 5, B.O.B., J. Cole, Gym Class Heroes, Foster The People, Big Sean, The Wanted, Wiz Khalifa, and more Home Depot Center (LA)Carson, CA tickets from $71
Friday 5:45 PM Wired 96.5 Featuring Nicki Minaj, T-Pain, Sammy Adams, B.O.B, Big Sean, Tyga, Diggy Simmons, Kirko Bangz The Susquehanna Bank CenterCamden, NJ tickets from $48
Saturday 8:00 PM Nicki Minaj TempodromeBerlin, Germany tickets from $268
Thursday 9:00 PM Nicki Minaj Alcatraz LiveMilan, Italy tickets from $100
Monday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj Chicago TheatreChicago, IL tickets from $111
Tuesday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj Fox Theatre DetroitDetroit, MI tickets from $68
Thursday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj State Theatre - The Playhouse Square CenterCleveland, OH tickets from $93
Sunday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj Fox Theatre AtlantaAtlanta, GA tickets from $148
Tuesday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj James L. Knight CenterMiami, FL tickets from $116
Thursday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj Boutwell Auditorium Birmingham, AL tickets from $163
Saturday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj Verizon Wireless Theater (Houston)Houston, TX tickets from $142
Sunday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj Verizon Theatre at Grand PrairieGrand Prairie, TX tickets from $137
Tuesday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj Peabody Opera HouseSaint Louis, MO tickets from $148
Thursday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj Wells Fargo TheatreDenver, CO tickets from $131
Saturday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj Planet Hollywood Resort & CasinoLas Vegas, NV tickets from $200
Tuesday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj Comerica TheatrePhoenix, AZ tickets from $132
Saturday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj Paramount Theatre (Seattle)Seattle, WA tickets from $143
Sunday 7:00 PM Nicki Minaj Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Vancouver)Vancouver, Canada tickets from $140

Nicki Minaj 2012 European Tour Dates

DateCityVenue

6/8/12 Stockholm, Sweden Annexet
6/9/12 Oslo, Norway Oslo Spektrum Arena ANS
6/11/12 Frederiksberg, Denmark SAS Falkoner Center
6/13/12 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
6/18/12 Amsterdam, Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
6/19/12 Paris, France Zenith Paris
6/21/12 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
6/24/12 London, United Kingdom HMV Hammersmith Apollo
6/25/12 London, United Kingdom HMV Hammersmith Apollo
6/26/12 Birmingham, United Kingdom The NIA
6/28/12 Manchester, United Kingdom O2 Apollo Manchester
7/7/12 London, United Kingdom Hyde Park – Wireless Festival
7/8/12 Kinross, United Kingdom Balado – T In The Park

Nicki Minaj 2012 U.S. Tour Dates

Nicki Minaj has announced her concert schedule for her US tour dates.

UPDATE – May 16, 2012: After only 15 dates were originally released for Nicki Minaj’s 2012 U.S. tour, three additional tour dates have been added. Minaj will also be performing at Constitutional Hall on Jul. 21 in Washington DC, at the Lakefront Arena on Jul. 27 in New Orleans, LA and the Nokia Theatre on Aug. 5 in Los Angeles, CA.

See below for the updated Nicki Minaj concert schedule.

DateCityStateVenue

7/16/2012 Chicago IL The Chicago Theatre
 7/17/2012 Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit
 7/19/2012 Cleveland OH State Theatre at Playhouse Square
 7/21/2012 Washington DC Constitutional Hall
 7/22/2012 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre Atlanta
 7/24/2012 Miami FL James L. Knight Center
 7/26/2012 Birmingham AL Boutwell Auditorium
 7/27/2012 New Orleans LA Lakefront Arena
 7/28/2012 Houston TX Bayou Music Center
 7/29/2012 Dallas TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
 7/31/2012 St. Louis MO Peabody Opera House
 8/2/2012 Denver CO Wells Fargo Theatre
 8/4/2012 Las Vegas NV Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
 8/5/2012 Las Angeles CA Nokia Theatre
 8/7/2012 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre
 8/11/2012 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre
 8/12/2012 Vancouver BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Nicki Minaj News

It’s been announced that Nicki Minaj will headline this year’s WQHT Hot 97′s Summer Jam 2012. Located in New York City, Hot 97 is one of the top hip hop stations in the U.S. Along with Minaj, the Summer Jam’s lineup will include Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Flame, 2 Chainz, Young Jeezy, French Montana, Maino, Tyga, Mavado, J. Cole, Trey Songz, Big Sean, Wale, Meek Mill and DJ Khaled.

Nicki Minaj has also joined the ranks of Michael Jackson and Britney Spears as she is now a spokesperson for Pepsi. The pop starlet’s new Pepsi commercial was recently released and it stays true to Minaj’s unique style. Check out the extended director’s cut of Nicki Minaj’s new Pepsi commercial:

Nicki Minaj Music Videos

Nicki Minaj – Super Bass Music Video

Nicki Minaj – Moment 4 Life (featuring Drake) Music Video

Tickets go on sale throughout the week of March 26. For the best deals on tickets, check us out here at SeatGeek. For more information on the tour, head over to the official website of Nicki Minaj.

Nicki Minaj Historical Ticket Prices

DateCityStateVenueAverage Price

10/28/10 Newark NJ Prudential Center $139.56
11/25/10 New York NY Hammerstein Ballroom $101.34
12/25/10 Bronx NY Paradise Theater $257.40
3/16/11 Providence RI Dunkin Donuts Center $149.04
3/18/11 Buffalo NY HSBC Arena $151.49
3/19/11 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena $142.03
3/20/11 Baltimore MD 1st Mariner Arena $138.41
3/23/11 Hampton VA Hampton Coliseum $117.58
3/24/11 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena $134.05
3/26/11 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) $159.19
3/27/11 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum $193.57
3/28/11 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum $178.43
3/30/11 University Park PA Bryce Jordan Center $148.60
4/1/11 Chicago IL United Center $178.92
4/10/11 Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center $161.36
4/12/11 Bloomington IN Assembly Hall – IN $136.74
4/14/11 New Orleans LA New Orleans Arena $166.22
4/15/11 Dallas TX American Airlines Center $173.27
4/19/11 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center $172.63
4/2/11 Auburn Hills MI Palace of Auburn Hills $179.73
4/22/11 Los Angeles CA STAPLES Center $179.76
4/23/11 Anaheim CA Honda Center $195.67
4/24/11 Oakland CA Oracle Arena $145.48
4/29/11 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome $116.41
4/3/11 Washington DC Verizon Center (Washington DC) $178.78
4/5/11 Sunrise FL BankAtlantic Center $233.16
4/6/11 Orlando FL Amway Arena $169.05
4/8/11 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum $140.89
4/9/11 Atlanta GA Philips Arena $174.53
6/16/11 Sacramento CA Arco Arena $170.90
6/2/10 Albany NY Times Union Center $129.33
6/20/11 Los Angeles CA STAPLES Center $199.51
6/22/11 Glendale AZ Jobing.com Arena $134.44
6/25/11 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena $143.84
6/28/11 Portland OR Rose Garden $102.99
6/29/11 Tacoma WA Tacoma Dome $91.25
7/1/11 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena $53.70
7/10/10 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre $90.19
7/12/11 Dallas TX American Airlines Center $143.13
7/13/11 Houston TX Toyota Center $129.45
7/14/10 Villanova PA The Pavilion $58.25
7/15/10 Englewood CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre $120.31
7/15/11 New Orleans LA New Orleans Arena $137.13
7/17/10 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Resort Event Center $176.78
7/17/11 Atlanta GA Philips Arena $121.76
7/18/11 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena $134.61
7/20/11 Orlando FL Amway Arena $133.48
7/21/10 Los Angeles CA STAPLES Center $145.96
7/22/10 Phoenix AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion $55.14
7/22/11 Miami FL American Airlines Arena $133.55
7/25/10 San Antonio TX AT&T Center $146.70
7/26/11 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena $136.52
7/28/10 Atlanta GA Philips Arena $135.24
7/28/11 Auburn Hills MI Palace of Auburn Hills $102.45
7/30/10 Vail CO Gerald Ford Amphitheatre $103.59
7/30/11 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) $129.84
7/31/11 Washington DC Verizon Center (Washington DC) $163.52
7/4/10 Vancouver BC General Motors Place $147.84
7/4/11 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre $40.98
7/6/10 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome $120.21
7/8/11 Chicago IL United Center $134.25
7/9/10 Sacramento CA Arco Arena $88.51
7/9/11 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater / Summerfest $97.09
8/11/11 Montreal PQ Bell Centre $64.58
8/13/11 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre $125.99
8/14/11 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre $81.59
8/2/11 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum $169.32
8/5/11 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center $148.10
8/6/11 Atlantic City NJ Boardwalk Hall $135.40
8/8/11 Boston MA TD Garden $163.88
9/24/11 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena $642.66

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