Originally created 06/16/04

P. Diddy to go on tour this summer



NEW YORK -- Rap mogul Sean Combs is about to assume his P. Diddy persona again.

Combs has been starring as Walter Lee Younger in the Broadway revival of "Raisin in the Sun," and was recently named menswear designer of the year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America for his Sean John clothing line.

Now, he's about to go on tour, his publicist said in a statement Monday.

Combs will launch the Daddy's House Dance Party world tour this summer, along with a new CD. He'll preview what fans can expect at a party in Manhattan Thursday for Entertainment Weekly's upcoming "Must List" issue. The issue will be on newsstands Friday.

Combs, 34, hasn't released an album since 2002's "We Invented the Remix," on his Bad Boy record label.

"We are thrilled to have this multifaceted Must-Lister headlining our event," said Paul Caine, publisher of Entertainment Weekly, in a statement.