DMX Announces 20th Anniversary Tour for 'It's Dark and Hell Is Hot'

Following his release from jail, DMX has announced a new tour in 2019.


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Following his release from prison on Jan. 25, DMX has announced a 20th anniversary tour for his debut album, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot.

"Talk is cheap, Mothafu**a!!" he wrote on Instagram, alongside a flyer for the 32-date tour. He also shared that tickets are set to go live this Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. ET.

X had been imprisoned for tax evasion since January 2018 after "failing to comply with conditions of his bail" in connection with the plea. "I'm saddened and disappointed," his attorney Murray Richman said at the time. "We'll have to deal with it accordingly." DMX will be under supervision for the next three years and will begin paying a $2.3 million restitution due to his guilty plea.

It was previously reported that DMX wanted to release new music once he was released from prison. X's most recent full-length studio album was 2012's Undisputed. In December, it was reported that DMX had been fielding movie offers—including a potential biopic—while in prison at Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution in West Virginia.

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