Rapper Nas has announced plans to embark on a small tour of the US, prior to headlining California's annual ROCK THE BELLS concert.

The hip-hop star's road trip will begin on 14 July (05) in Chicago, Illinois, before ending on 29 July (05) at San Diego, California's House of Blues.

Opening acts have not been announced for any show except the 26 July (05) top in Denver, Colorado, which will include appearances by rappers Immortal TECHNIQUE and BLACK PEGASUS.

The Rock the Bells festival, which takes place in San Bernardino on 30 June (05), will also feature performances by Redman, the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface and GANG STARR's Guru, among others.

22/06/2005 09:02