*Lil Wayne has announced the dates and cities for his final slate of live performances before serving what is expected to be a one-year prison sentence on weapons charges.

As previously reported, the 27-year-old kicked off his “farewell” run Monday night (12/28) with a hometown show in New Orleans. The pre-jail tour continues with a New Year’s Eve performance in San Diego, then hits seven cities in January before his sentencing on Feb. 9.

The rap star, born Dwayne Carter, pleaded guilty in October to a weapons possession charge stemming from a 2007 traffic stop in New York, when authorities entered the rapper’s tour bus after smelling marijuana, they said, and Carter reportedly kicked aside a bag containing a loaded handgun.

Lil Wayne also faces felony drug possession and weapons charges in a separate case pending in Yuma, AZ, and more recently, the rapper and 11 others were detained at a Texas border checkpoint after an unknown amount of marijuana was found on one of his two tour buses. No charges were brought against Carter in the Texas case.

Below are Lil Wayne’s tour dates:

December 2010
31 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Arena

January 2010
1 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Arena
2 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center
6 – Austin, TX – Travis County Expo
7 – Allen, TX – Allen Event Center
8 – Lafayette, LA – Cajundome
9 – North Little Rock, AR – Alltel Arena
10 – Southaven, MS – Desoto Civic Center