Up in Smoke Tour

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Up in Smoke Tour
American tour by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eminem
The Up In Smoke Tour cover.jpg
Associated albums2001
The Marshall Mathers LP
No Limit Top Dogg
War & Peace, Vol. 2
Start dateJune 15, 2000
End dateAugust 20, 2000
No. of shows44

The Up in Smoke Tour was a West Coast hip hop tour in 2000 which was headlined by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, also featuring artists and disc jockeys Ice Cube, Eminem, Proof, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, D12, MC Ren, Westside Connection, Chilldrin of da Ghetto, Mel-Man, Tha Eastsidaz, Doggy's Angels, Devin The Dude, Warren G, Crucial Conflict, TQ, Truth Hurts, Xzibit, The D.O.C., Hittman, DJ Crazy Toones, Six-Two, Ms. Toi, & DJ Jam


Ticket for the Up in Smoke Tour in Worcester, Massachusetts

The tour was originally called The Boyz in the Hood under the pretext of Dr. Dre's to-be-released collaborative album 2001.[1] In September 1999, Snoop Dogg stated that he, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Xzibit, Warren G and Nate Dogg would form the line-up.[2] By April 2000, Ice Cube was on board as part of the tour, which was slated for a June 15 start in San Diego. MC Ren, one of the former members of N.W.A, was expected to join the tour in order to have reunited version of N.W.A along with Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg.[3] Come May, the tour was officially known as the Up In Smoke Tour,[4] and Dr. Dre was promising fans "It's gonna be incredible. We're gonna give everybody that's been buying our records a real show, something they've never seen before."[5]

By June, the month which the tour began in, plans were finalised with Kurupt joining the tour. It was decided that he would start the opening set, which would be followed by Warren G and Xzibit, then Ice Cube would take the third spot whilst Eminem would take the fourth set. Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg would be the final set with collaborations including the N.W.A reunion taking place during this segment. MC and N.W.A affiliate The D.O.C. appeared on stage with Dre and Snoop Dogg on July 20, 2000 at The Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts, when they performed the intro to "Let Me Ride" and "Still D.R.E.".[6] Also, surprise guests were promised during various shows.[7]

In October 2009, Aftermath Entertainment artist Bishop Lamont said to expect another Up in Smoke Tour when Dr. Dre's studio album, Detox was released. Expected to tour were: G-Unit, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and other Aftermath artists. However, with the cancellation of Detox, another Up in Smoke Tour is unconfirmed. In 2015 Dr. Dre hinted to a European tour similar to the Up in Smoke Tour, wanting to call it the Beats & Rhymes tour. Potential guests for the tour, according to Dr. Dre, would be Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Snoop Dogg.[8] A year later Snoop confirmed that the tour is still in the works.[9]

Tour dates[edit]

The tour's itinerary included the following cities:[7]

Date City Country Venue
June 15, 2000 Chula Vista United States Coors Amphitheatre
June 16, 2000 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
June 18, 2000
June 19, 2000 San Jose San Jose Arena
June 21, 2000 Sacramento ARCO Arena
June 23, 2000 Seattle Memorial Stadium[A]
June 24, 2000 Portland Rose Garden
June 26, 2000 Nampa Idaho Center
June 30, 2000 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
July 1, 2000 Columbus Value City Arena
July 2, 2000 Cleveland Gund Arena
July 4, 2000 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre
July 6, 2000 Detroit United States Joe Louis Arena
July 7, 2000 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 8, 2000 Rosemont Allstate Arena
July 9, 2000 Milwaukee Bradley Center
July 10, 2000 Minneapolis Target Center
July 13, 2000 Rochester Blue Cross Arena
July 14, 2000 Albany Pepsi Arena
July 15, 2000 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
July 16, 2000 Scranton Coors Light Amphitheatre
July 18, 2000 Philadelphia First Union Spectrum
July 19, 2000 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
July 20, 2000 Worcester Worcester's Centrum Centre
July 21, 2000
July 22, 2000 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
July 25, 2000 Buffalo HSBC Arena
July 26, 2000 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena
July 27, 2000 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
July 28, 2000 [10] Baltimore Baltimore Arena
July 29, 2000 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
August 1, 2000 Sunrise National Car Rental Center
August 2, 2000 Tampa Ice Palace
August 4, 2000 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 5, 2000 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
August 6, 2000 Houston Astrodome
August 7, 2000 Dallas Smirnoff Music Centre
August 8, 2000 San Antonio Alamodome
August 10, 2000 Phoenix America West Arena
August 11, 2000 Paradise Thomas & Mack Center
August 12, 2000 Fresno Selland Arena
August 13, 2000 San Jose San Jose Arena
August 15, 2000 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
August 16, 2000 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
August 18, 2000 West Valley City United States E Center
August 20, 2000 Greenwood Village Coors Amphitheatre

A This concert is a part of the "Experience Music Project Opening Celebration"[11]

DVD release[edit]

The Up in Smoke Tour
The Up In Smoke Tour cover.jpg
Video by
ReleasedDecember 5, 2000
RecordedJuly 20 + 21, 2000 at The Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts
LabelEagle Vision
DirectorPhilip G. Atwell
ProducerJ. Kevin Swain
Professional ratings
Review scores
Eminem (left) at the Up in Smoke Tour
Ice Cube performance
  1. "Hello" (featuring MC Ren)
  2. "You Can Do It" (featuring Ms. Toi)
  3. "The Gutter Shit"
  4. "The Pledge (Insert) from Westside Connection"
  5. "Whoa! (Ice Cube Freestyle)"
  6. "Hoo-Bangin' (WSCG Style)"
  7. "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted"
  8. "The Nigga Ya Love to Hate"
  9. "Cube's Freestyle"
  10. "We Be Clubbin'"
Eminem/Proof performance
  1. "Kill You"
  2. "Dead Wrong" (Originally The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Eminem, this featured only Eminem's verse and the original chorus)
  3. "Under the Influence" (featuring D12)
  4. "Marshall Mathers"
  5. "Criminal"
  6. "The Real Slim Shady"
Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg performance
  1. "The Next Episode" (Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Nate Dogg)
  2. "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" (Snoop Dogg)
  3. "Nuthin' but a "G" Thang" (Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg)
  4. "Bitch Please" (Snoop Dogg featuring Xzibit & Nate Dogg)
  5. "What's the Difference" (Dr. Dre featuring Xzibit and Eminem)
  6. "Forgot About Dre" (Dr. Dre featuring Eminem)
  7. "Boyz-N-The HoodEazy-E (Tribute)"
  8. "Still Not a PlayerBig Pun (Tribute)"
  9. "One More Chance / Stay With Me (Remix)The Notorious B.I.G. (Tribute)"
  10. "More Bounce to the OunceRoger Troutman (Tribute)"
  11. "Hail MaryMakaveli (Tribute)"
  12. "California Love – 2Pac (Tribute)"
  13. "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted2Pac (Tribute)"
  14. "Bust One Fa Ya – Devin The Dude"
  15. "Fuck You" (Dr. Dre f. Devin the Dude and Snoop Dogg)
  16. "Let Me Ride (G-Funk Remix)" (Truth Hurts)
  17. "Still D.R.E." (Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg)


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[13] 8× Platinum 120,000^
France (SNEP)[14] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Germany (BVMI)[15] Gold 25,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] 6× Platinum 600,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ Dr. Dre Almost Finished With "The Chronic 2000", Wants Snoop For First Single. MTV (14 December 1998). Accessed 24 January 2008
  2. ^ David Basham (15 September 1999). Snoop Dogg Looks Forward To Chronic 2000 Tour With Dre, Eminem, Xzibit. MTV. Accessed 24 January 2008
  3. ^ Dre, Eminem, Snoop, Cube Line Up Tour. MTV (21 April 2000). Accessed 24 January 2008
  4. ^ David Basham (4 May 2000). Dre, Snoop, Ice Cube, Eminem To Go "Up In Smoke". MTV. Accessed 24 January 2008
  5. ^ Dre, Eminem, Cube, Snoop Talk Tour. MTV (8 May 2000). Accessed 24 January 2008
  6. ^ Syd Caesar. The Up in Smoke Tour. Rap Genius. Accessed 15 February 2013
  7. ^ a b Elon Johnson (14 June 2000). Dre & Em's "Up In Smoke" Tour Readies Launch. MTV. Accessed 24 January 2008
  8. ^ "Dr. Dre Says He Wants to Tour Europe With Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Snoop Dogg - Pitchfork". pitchfork.com.
  9. ^ "Snoop Dogg Says That Epic Tour With Dr. Dre, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar Is Coming Together". Complex.
  10. ^ "Tour a show of rap unity".
  11. ^ Basham, David (May 4, 2000). "Metallica, Dre, Kid Rock, No Doubt To Play EMP Opening". MTV News. Archived from the original on June 19, 2000. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  12. ^ The Up in Smoke Tour - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic at AllMusic
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 DVDs" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association.
  14. ^ "French video certifications – Various – Up in Smoke Tour" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Diverse; 'Up in Smoke Tour')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  16. ^ "American video certifications – Various – Up in Smoke Tour". Recording Industry Association of America.

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