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Akon planning album release

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Akon planning album release

Akon will release his new album 'Stadium' later this year.

The 'Smack That' rapper is yet to figure out a release date for his fourth studio LP, the follow up to 2008's 'Freedom', as it is still being mixed and recorded, however, he teased that he will be working out a date for it to be released within the next few weeks.

He told BANG Showbiz: "The album 'Stadium' will be released this year, we are in the mixing stages at the moment and it is being recorded at the moment.

"Hopefully in a few weeks we will be releasing the actual release date for it, which I am look forward to for sure."

The 43-year-old star is also planning a world tour in support of the record and can't wait to get back on the road as he hasn't done an "official" tour since the 'OMG Tour with Usher' in 2011.

He said: "We will be lining up an official tour for this album. But you will catch me doing spot dates every once and a while at some place in the world, that's what I've been doing for forever. I can't remember actually doing an official tour. But this time we are going to actually schedule an actual tour.

"It will definitely be a worldwide tour because we do have a lot of territory to cover, but the dates will depend on the album release date. So once I get that surely after we will have the tour dates and I will announce it. "