Nigeria-based record label, Empire Mate$ Entertainment (better known as EME), has announced its itinerary for the first leg of their highly anticipated 2011 Empire World Order Tour, on June 24th in the United States at Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC. The headlining roster includes award-winning songwriter and multi-platinum R&B superstar Banky W, the multi-talented phenomenon that is WizKid, and the revered rapper known as Skales. The EWO Tour marks the first time in history that an African record label has independently organized a major worldwide tour as well as Wizkid and Skales’ debut performances in the United States.

Check on the schedule for the first leg of the Empire World Order Tour after the jump

June 24 Washington DC Lincoln Theatre

July 2 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse Theatre

July 9 Chicago, IL Auditorium at Museum of Science & Industry

July 15 Houston, TX AYVA Center

July 16 New York, NY Grand Ballroom at 630 Second

July 23 San Jose, CA California Theatre

The tour will stop exclusively at premiere venues and each performance will be accompanied by a live band, full stage production, and dancers to provide an unrivaled show for fans. The EWO Tour will also showcase some of the top upcoming artists and honor notable individuals and organizations in the community with awards & scholarships. Each show will be followed by an after party presented by the top promoter(s) in each city and hosted by the EME’s artists and invited guests.

Tickets went on sale Saturday, May 21st at 12 Noon EST via the EWO Tour Site.

All attendees who purchase advance tickets to any of the EWO Tour show dates will receive a copy of Wizkid’s brand new debut album, SuperStar, the most anticipated album of 2011, featuring the #1 hits “Tease Me,” “Don’t Dull,” and “Holla at Your Boy.”

For more information on the 2011 Empire World Order Tour, to request interviews/drops/EPK, or to review the show and/or Wizkid’s debut album, please contact: ALORE media NGA: 0 807 413 8961 / USA: 347 878 1264 /