In a tribute to one of hip-hop's most iconic anthems, New Orleans is officially declaring June 11, 2024, as "Back That Azz Up Day" to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Juvenile's legendary hit. This proclamation coincides with the announcement of Juvenile's nationwide tour to commemorate the song's enduring impact on music and culture.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a proclamation recognizing the significance of "Back That Azz Up," produced by Mannie Fresh and featuring Lil Wayne.

Originally released on June 11, 1999, as the second single from Juvenile's 4x Platinum album *400 Degreez*, the song quickly became a cultural phenomenon, reaching the top charts and becoming a staple in music history. In 2021, it was honored as one of Rolling Stone's "Top 500 Best Songs of All Time."

Proclamation Highlights:

- The song has transcended its New Orleans roots to become a beloved anthem worldwide.
- It dominated the summer of 1999 and continues to resonate across generations.
- "Back That Azz Up" has remarkably become the most played wedding song in America.
- The song unites people in joy and celebration, exemplifying the unifying power of music.

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Mayor Cantrell's proclamation celebrates the contributions of Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, and Lil Wayne to the music industry and the community of New Orleans. The city invites everyone to play or request the song, share their favorite memories, and create new ones using the hashtag #BackThatAzzUpDay.

Juvenile's Statement:

"I am beyond excited to celebrate 25 years of 'Back That Azz Up' with my fans. This song has been a huge part of my musical journey, and it's amazing to see it still resonate with people today. I can’t wait for the moment each night of the tour when the song drops," Juvenile shared. He emphasized the importance of his fans in his career, noting that their support and enthusiasm have driven the success of his live performances.

Juvenile's recent NPR Music Tiny Desk concert, featuring a 10-song set with hits like "Set It Off," "Slow Motion," and "Back That Azz Up," further highlighted his timeless talent.

Special guests Trombone Shorty, Jon Batiste, and musicians from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra joined the performance, adding to the unforgettable experience.

Tour Dates and Cities:

 

  • 07/07 - New Orleans, LA - Essence/Donna Color Explosion
  • 07/20 - San Francisco, CA - Midway
  • 07/27 - Oklahoma City, OK - Criterion
  • 08/03 - St. Louis, MO - The Factory (Chesterfield)
  • 08/09 - New York, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
  • 08/10 - Washington, DC - Howard Theatre
  • 08/11 - Harrisburg, PA - Reverb
  • 08/13 - Columbia, SC - The Senate
  • 08/14 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
  • 08/15 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
  • 08/16 - Houston, TX - White Oak Lawn
  • 08/17 - Chicago, IL - Radius
  • 08/18 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe
  • 08/22 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
  • 08/23 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Vegas
  • 08/30 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
  • 08/31 - Asheville, NC - Rabbit Rabbit
  • 09/01 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
  • 09/05 - Columbus, OH - Temple Live
  • 09/06 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theater
  • 09/07 - Detroit, MI - The Fisher
  • 09/19 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
  • 09/22 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
  • 09/23 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
  • 09/24 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
  • 09/25 - Edmonton, AB - Midway Music Hall
  • 09/27 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
  • 09/28 - Huntsville, AL - John Hunt Park
  • 09/29 - Little Rock, AR - The Hall
  • 10/03 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
  • 10/04 - Waukee, IA - Vibrant Music Hall
  • 10/05 - Charleston, SC - Firefly Distillery
  • 10/06 - Fort Smith, AR - Temple Live
  • 10/08 - Wichita, KS - Temple Live
  • 10/10 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore
  • 10/12 - Reno, NV - Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort
  • 10/13 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Hall
  • 10/16 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
  • 10/17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Novo
  • 10/20 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
  • 10/31 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
  • 11/09 - San Antonio, TX - The Espee
  • 11/10 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s
  • 11/14 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
  • 11/15 - Miami, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach
  • 11/20 - Atlanta, GA - The Eastern
  • 11/22 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
  • 12/01 - Fort Worth, TX - Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
  • 12/04 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
  • 12/05 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
  • 12/06 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
  • 12/07 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
  • 12/08 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
  • 12/09 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
  • 12/10 - Montreal, QC - Beanfield Theatre
  • 12/11 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
  • 12/12 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
  • 12/14 - Cleveland, OH - Temple Live
  • 12/15 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
  • 12/19 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
  • 12/20 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
  • 12/21 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
  • 12/31 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre

Tickets for the "Back That Azz Up" 25th Anniversary Tour will go on presale starting today and onsale to the general public on June 15, 2024, at 10 AM local time. Look on Juvenile’s and the venues’ social media for presale codes. Fans can find links to buy tickets and meet and greets through JuvenileOfficial.com/Tour

About Juvenile:

Born Teruis Gray, Juvenile is a hip-hop legend known for his influence during the Cash Money era and his cross-generational appeal. Beyond music, he is an entrepreneur with ventures including Juvie Juice spiked iced tea, Cheewee’s snacks, a mobile game, his own cognac brand, and various food products. His products will be featured alongside the tour and available in the merch booth.

Join New Orleans in celebrating "Back That Azz Up Day" and Juvenile's monumental contribution to music history.

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