It’s been just over a year since we last received a full-length release from Killer Mike and El-P together as Run The Jewels, but the two have far from fallen silent.
Jamie and Mikey kept their names buzzing over the summer with an intense tour schedule, and have recently made headlines by partnering with Gears of War 4 for the official soundtrack, a collaboration that also resulted in some kick-ass merchandise, and the two becoming playable characters in the latest iteration of the ultra-gory franchise.
Just last week (October 26), the duo
off their upcoming album
, "Talk To Me," through Adult Swim's
series and announced that the album was in the final stages of completion.
With news of RTJ3’s impending release, Run The Jewels announced today (November 1) that they will be kicking off 2017 with a world tour in support of the upcoming album and released the initial dates for the U.S. leg of the tour.
January 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
January 12 - Washington, DC @ Echostage
January 13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
January 14 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
January 16 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
January 17 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
January 18 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
January 20 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
January 21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
January 23 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre
January 24 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
January 25 - Miami, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
January 29 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
January 30 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
February 1 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
February 2 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic Auditorium
February 3 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
February 5 - Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre at Humboldt State University
February 6 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
February 7 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
February 8 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
February 10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
February 11 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
February 13 - Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
February 14 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth
February 15 - Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
February 17 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
February 18 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
February 19 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
February 21 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
February 22 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
February 24 - Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
February 25 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Joined by The Gaslamp Killer, Spark Master Tape, and Cuz, the two veteran emcees will start their world tour off in Philadelphia on January 11, before winding through the U.S. and presumably, the rest of the globe.
Considering both El-P and Killer Mike have confirmed that RTJ3 will be dropping sooner than later, these dates should be a great supplement to what is almost guaranteed to be another strong release in their currently bulletproof catalog.
Ticket sales for the tour begin this Friday (November 4) on the group's website.
By Brent Bradley. Follow him on Twitter.
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