Run the Jewels Announce Summer Tour [Full Dates]
If we learned anything from this year's Governor's Ball Festival in NYC, it's that El-P and Killer Mike are out for blood this summer. The duo now known as Run the Jewels turned out a set so heavy and hard it was cataclysmic, and luckily that same show is now being taken out on the road. While the world gets ready for "sometime this summer" release of their sophomore LP Run the Jewels 2, Mike and El are wasting no time and have booked themselves a busy August of shows, primarily along the North American west coast. While quite a few of the dates appear to be festival sets, there are some standalone outings on tap as well. It's guaranteed that the Chicago Double Door and Seattle Showbox shows will be ones for the ages, and we've got a hunch that Mike will make it on stage with Outkast at Lollapalooza for his verse on "The Whole World," repeating the same too-good-to-be-true collab we witnessed on Randall's Island earlier this month. If you've got your eyes on a festival date from the list, we've got a handy festival guide that can make your schedule-making a little easier.
Killer Mike spoke at long length on the forecast for Run the Jewels 2, along with his personal plans to follow up 2012's R.A.P. Music and other mixtape possibilities in an interview earlier this spring. You can read the highlights from that chat right here.
07/31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Pioneer Park *
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
08/03 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
08/09 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
08/11 – Victoria, BC @ Upstairs Cabaret
08/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
08/13 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
08/14 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
08/16 – Portland, OR @ MusicFest NW
08/22 – Denver, CO @ Mad Decent Block Party
08/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
11/07-09 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest