INTERVIEW: Meek Mill (@MeekMill) [Maybach Music] Confident In Fans and Sales, Despite Hurricane Sandy’s Impact?
Meek Mill’s debut album Dreams and Nightmares will be one of the top five releases in the country next week, by moving between 170-200,000 units.
The numbers are based off one day sales estimates for Dreams and Nightmares, which was released on Tuesday (October 30), just as Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast.
The eye of the hurricane passed through the Delaware/Philadelphia region, took a path up the East Coast, caused massive flooding and left tens of millions without power.
“This storm has been crazy,” Meek said of Hurricane Sandy. “This is my first release, and I’m supposed to be so happy for it. But the same day my album came out, I was more worried about how my family was holding out and a tree falling on my house.”
Despite Dreams and Nightmares being released as what experts are calling the worst hurricane in history, the rapper’s debut album on a major label still posted impressive first week numbers.
“My focus wasn’t on stores being closed. I had a packed house, filled with my family, making sure they were good during this storm. I made a great album and it will sustain itself. Real people do real s**t; my fans will buy the album when they are able to.”
Meek will promote Dreams and Nightmares all of this month on the Maybach Music Tour, which will feature label mates Rick Ross and Wale, with Machine Gun Kelly as the opening act.
The tour kicks off tonight (November 2) in Columbus, Ohio and will wind down December 2 in San Diego.
Dates are as followed:
November 2, 2012 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
November 3, 2012 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
November 4, 2012 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center
November 5, 2012 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall
November 8, 2012 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena
November 9, 2012 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
November 10, 2012 Dallas, TX TBA
November 11, 2012 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
November 13, 2012 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Center
November 14, 2012 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
November 15, 2012 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
November 17, 2012 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
November 18, 2012 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
November 20, 2012 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
November 21, 2012 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
November 23, 2012 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
November 24, 2012 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
November 25, 2012 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum
November 27, 2012 Tucson, AZ Tucson Arena
November 29, 2012 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
November 30, 2012 San Jose, CA San Jose Events Center
December 1, 2012 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
December 2, 2012 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena