Back in November 2019, Lupe Fiasco gave his hometown of Chicago a special performance of his 2006 debut album Food & Liquor for the Red Bull Music Festival. Nearly two years later, he’ll return with another show: this time, doing his sophomore effort The Cool for Chicago’s Riot Fest. The show goes on September 16-18th at Douglass Park.
Other guests at the festival include Run the Jewels, Vic Mensa, Nine Inch Nails, and the Smashing Pumpkins. Tickets start at $155, and are on sale now at Eventbrite.
The Cool peaked at number-one on Billboard‘s United States Rap Albums chart, staying atop the charts for nine weeks and selling over 500,000 copies domestically. The album was certified Gold and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. At the time of its release, Lupe revealed that there were plans to create a horror-themed radio show spinoff of the album, as well as a comic book.
In December 2020, Lupe revealed that fans would be required to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to attend his future shows. All Riot Fest attendees are encouraged to receive a vaccine, however, the festival’s website does not currently list vaccines as a requirement. However, Riot Fest warns potential attendees that by attending, “you voluntarily assume any and all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”
My Chemical Romance and the Original Misfits will perform “Walk Among Us” at Riot Fest. Lineups and other event information is subject to change.
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