On Tuesday (Jan. 2), Ja Rule took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to confirm that he’s currently “in full album mode.” The announcement follows previous social media posts hinting at a new body of work — one of which included June 1, 2024, as a possible release date.

This year, the Murder Inc. legend will be hitting the road for “The Sunrise Tour,” which will take him to several European cities in celebration of Venni Vetti Vecci‘s 25th anniversary. The international run will boast Mýa, Lloyd and Keri Hilson as supporting acts.

“I’m so hyped to reconnect with my fans across the globe and do what I love most, perform live,” the NYC rapper said in a press release. “When I released my debut album 25 years ago, I knew it was only just the beginning and that I was put on this planet to make music and entertain. The title of my first album, Venni Vetti Vecci means ‘I came, I saw, I conquered,’ which I have been doing ever since.” Ja Rule also promised “some dope surprises” for concertgoers and additional dates in the near future.

It’s been 12 years since the release of Ja Rule’s last studio LP, Pain Is Love 2, a 13-song effort with additional appearances from Leah Siegel, Anita Louise, Somong, John Doe, Kalenna Harper, 7 Aurelius and more. Since then, he appeared on songs like N.O.R.E.’s “She Tried (Remix)” and Ashanti‘s “Helpless.”

“The Sunrise Tour” 2024 dates:

March 1: Cardiff, U.K. — Utilita Arena

March 2: London, U.K. — OVO Arena Wembley

March 3: Birmingham, U.K. — Utilita Arena

March 5: Nottingham, U.K. — Motorpoint Arena

March 6: Leeds, U.K. — First Direct Arena

March 9: Liverpool, U.K. — M&S Bank Arena

March 10: Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. — Utilita Arena

March 13: Dublin, Ireland — 3Arena

March 14: Belfast, Ireland — SSE Arena Belfast

March 17: Glasgow, Scotland — OVO Hydro