Iconic rapper and musician Snoop Dogg will make a Maine appearance this summer, when he takes the stage at the Portland Expo on Thursday, July 10. Snoop Dogg — also known as Snoop Lion, when he’s in a reggae mood — last played in Maine in 2012. Tickets for his show, part of the Machias Savings Bank concert series and produced by Waterfront Concerts, go on sale at noon this Friday, June 6, via Ticketmaster.
Snoop Dogg has sold more than 30 million records worldwide and has been nominated for multiple Grammys. Since 1993, he has released twelve albums and collaborated with artists across all genres of music. His seminal album “Doggystyle” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 800,000 copies in the first week. Throughout his career, Snoop has produced chart-topping hits including “Gin & Juice,” “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?),” “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” Most recently, Snoop under the moniker Snoopzilla released his album “7 Days of Funk,” a collaboration with Dam-Funk, in Dec. 2013 on Stones Throw Records. In April 2013, Snoop released his reggae and dancehall-influenced album “Reincarnated” under the moniker Snoop Lion, which debuted at number one on the Billboard reggae charts.
Snoop Dogg joins other Waterfront Concerts in Portland, including Dierks Bentley June 12, Three Doors Down Aug. 3, Portland Reggae Fest Aug. 10 and ZZ Top Sept. 27, all on the Maine State Pier on Portland’s waterfront.