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Snoop Dogg is coming to Rupp Arena with a bunch of friends

Snoop Dogg brings his Puff Puff Pass tour to Rupp Arena on Dec. 8.
Snoop Dogg brings his Puff Puff Pass tour to Rupp Arena on Dec. 8. Invision/AP

Hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg has been added to Rupp Arena’s concert calendar with a Dec. 8 visit by his Puff Puff Pass tour that is loaded with support acts.

The lineup includes Too Short, Warren G, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, B-Legit, Baby Bash, Afro Man, Spice 1, The Luniz, East Sidaz, and Suga Free. Music fans will remember Bone Thugs recently visited Lexington for a sold out Whitaker Bank Ballpark show with Nelly in May. And the Snoop show and Nelly have a promoter in common: Michigan-based Indigo Road Entertainment.

“Snoop Dogg is certainly a great choice for our first production at Rupp Arena.” Indigo Road’s Dan McCrath said in the concert announcement.

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The 46-year-old rapper first caught ears working with Dr. Dre in 1992 and then dropped his solo debut, “Doggystyle,” in 1993 with monster hits such as “Gin & Juice.” He has since sold 35 million albums worldwide and diversified his career — and sometimes his name — into endeavors such as acting and reality TV, including the unlikely “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” with style icon Martha Stewart on VH1. Dogg’s latest album is the gospel record, “Bible of Love.”

Tickets for the Dec. 8 show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, starting at $39. They are available at rupparena.com, the Lexington Center Ticket Office or by calling 859-233-3535.

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