Watch Chance The Rapper Cover Stevie Wonder, Recite a New Poem on NPR's 'Tiny Desk Concert'
Chance & Co. deliver a touching three-song set on NPR’s flagship series
The last few years of Chance The Rapper‘s meteoric climb have been full of historic firsts. Today he adds another one to the ever-expanding belt, treating Bob Boilen and the Tiny Desk Concert crew to a heart-mending moment with full band in tow and assistance from Third Story on backing vocals.
A self-proclaimed, Tiny Desk stan, Chance took a moment to shout out some of his fondest memories from the series (Tank and The Bangas and Gregory Porter,) commencing his svelte-but-feels-heavy program with “Juke Jam” before reciting a new poem, “The Other Side,” before capping off the performance with a cover of Stevie Wonder‘s emotional prayer, “They Won’t Go When I Go,” off the legend’s 1974 masterpiece, Fulfillingness’ First Finale.
Watch Chance The Rapper, Third Story and The Social Experiment deliver their Tiny Desk debut below. Scroll on for Chano’s full slate of summer and fall tour dates to catch it all on the road. Grab a copy of his album Coloring Book on iTunes below (for free.)
Jul 07 @ Finsbury Park – London, United Kingdom
Jul 21 @ Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
Aug 03 @ Grant Park – Chicago, IL
Aug 04 @ THE MID – Chicago, IL
Aug 05-06 @ Grant Park – Chicago, IL
Aug 08 @ Tøyenparken – Oslo, Norway
Aug 10 @ Slottsskogen – Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 17 @ Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
Sep 22 @ Life is Beautiful – Las Vegas, NV
Sep 26 @ Forest Hills Stadium – Forest Hills, NY
Oct 03-04 @ Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA
Oct 06 @ Zilker Park – Austin, TX
Oct 13 @ Zilker Park – Austin, TX
Oct 19-21 @ Steele Indian School Park – Phoenix, AZ