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Snoop plays Santa to help the band

Snoop Dogg
The Rialto Theatre
Tucson, AZ
December 23, 2017
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Review and photos by Frances Sealy

It is safe to say the Snoop Dogg in financially comfortable. He still tours, but doesn't have to tour for the money. He has performed at several high profile festivals in 2017 and there was the Mount Kushmore tour with Wiz Khalifa in April. The buzz about was that Snoop got word that his touring personnel were in need of some cash for the holidays and he decided to step up and book this show at the Rialto to get his peeps some extra holiday cash. The show was booked three weeks before the show and the result was a sold out show to beat all shows.

Snoop spared nothing even though this was a smaller venue than he usually performs. There were rappers, singers, two of his regular dancers, four local pole dancers, Dirty Dogg, a D.J., and a small band. The venue had been transformed into a rock 'n roll strip club.

Snoop Dogg was dressed in a fur coat with a blunt in one hand and his gold-trimmed microphone in the other hand. Smoke encircled his head like a crown. The air was filled with crystals and smoke. Fake money blew through the room for anyone to grab. Videos flashed with images of various delights in the background.

Halfway through the set, October London joined Snoop to sing his new single "Driving Me to Drink." London is a new artist on Snoop's record label. London stuck around for the rest of the set.

Snoop performed songs that spanned his career. He paid his respects to Tupac, and covered songs by Dr. Dre, Easy-E, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, and DJ Khaled. Snoop was quickly left the premises after the 90-minute set to perform at a private party. Seems now that Santa comes in all forms.
Set List:
1. I Wanna Rock
2. Tha Shiznit
3. All I Do Is Win (DJ Khaled cover)
4. Pimp (50 Cent cover)
5. Pump Pump
6. Trash Bags
7. Wrong Idea
8. Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)
9. The Next Episode (Dr. Dre cover)
10. Hold Up
11. Still a G Thang
12. You and Your Friends (Wiz Khalifa cover)
13. California Gurls (Katy Perry cover)
14. I Wanna Fuck You (Akon cover)
15. Driving Me To Drink with October London
16. Promise You This
17. Lodi Dodi
18. Gin & Juice
19. Boyz-n-the-Hood (Eazy‐E cover)
20. Biggie
21. Gangsta Party (Tupac cover)
22. Jump Around
(House of Pain cover)
23. Drop It Like It's Hot
24. What's My Name Interlude
25. Young, Wild & Free
(Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa cover)
26. On the Double

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