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Fat Joe's European tour will be kicked off with a performance from Ron Artest.
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Posted by Dave
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7/20/2006 6:12:34 PM

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Ron Artest will be the opening performance on Fat Joe’s European tour, which kicks off on July 28th in Lisbon, Portugal and travels to Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway and Denmark. Artest will be performing songs from his album My World, which is slated for an October 24 release on the Lightyear Entertainment label with distribution in the United States through WEA, in Canada by Koch, in Japan by JVC and by independent distributors in Europe and elsewhere.

Artest has been performing throughout the summer at several venues across the United States.  He was the opening act for Young Geezy on several dates in May and June, and performed as part of the pre-event festivities at New York City’s HOT 97’s Summer Jam Festival in June.   Guest artists on My World include Mike Jones, girl group Allure, Challace, Ruc, and Braska.  Ron’s music has been taking both fans and critics by surprise, as all discover that he has talents outside of basketball.  For more information please visit

Schedule of European tour:

July 28: Lisbon, Portugal. Torre de Moncorvo Carvisaic Festival
July 29: Gollhofen, Germany, Diva Palace
July 30: Paris, France, Elysee Montmartre
July 31: Zurich, Switzerland, Volkshaus
August 1: Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso
August 3: Munich, Germany, Crowns Club
August 4: Braunschweig, Germany, Jolly Joker
August 5: Chemnitz, Germany, Splash Festival
August 6: Lausanne, Switzerland, Cult Club
August 7: Copenhagen, Denmark, Vega
August 8: Oslo, Norway, Rockefeller Venue

About Ron Artest:   Artest has been playing professional basketball in the NBA since 1999 and his talents have brought him many accolades.  He was selected to the 2005-06 NBA’s All-Defensive Team, was voted by the media as 2003-04 NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year, and was the only man with 271 steals in his first two seasons in the NBA, breaking Michael Jordan’s record.  Artest was born and raised in Queensbridge, and grew up in New York’s largest public housing complex – the same neighborhood that bred rappers Nas and Mobb Deep.  Artest has not forgotten his roots and goes back to Queensbridge on a regular basis to sponsor various basketball tournaments, the LaSalle High School Basketball Camp, and provides scholarships for students.  He also donates to and sponsors events for the Wheelchair Charity Organization.

Artest always had a passion for music, and established his own production company, Tru Warier Records, so he could work on cultivating his talents in the music arena.  His upcoming album My World, showcases a variety of themes and soundscapes and has songs everyone can relate to.  Special guests on the album include Mike Jones, Allure, Challace, Braska and Ruc.  The album is slated for release on October 24 on the Lightyear Entertainment label with distribution thru WEA in the United States, by Koch in Canada, by JVC in Japan, and by independent distributors in Europe and elsewhere.

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