After selling tickets to his New Year's Eve show with Elle Varner last week and headlining Rock The Bells this past summer, Nasir is all about the performance life.
He recently announced that he will be hitting the road with "If I Ruled The World" collaborator Lauryn Hill for the Life Is Good/Black Rage,/em> tour this fall.
The tour name comes from a mashup of Nas’s groundbreaking #1 album, Life Is Good and “Black Rage,” a new song by Ms. Lauryn Hill about the derivative effects of racial inequity and abuse that will be released this fall.
“I use the performance platform as an opportunity to express the energy of that moment, and the intention behind it,” said Ms. Hill. “I've been a long standing rebel against the stale, over commoditization. As artists we have opportunity to help the public evolve, raise consciousness and awareness, teach, heal, enlighten and inspire in ways the democratic process may not be able to touch. So we keep it moving.”
God's son expressed his hype over the show collaboration. “This is history,” Nas said. “Better late than never. Life is good!”
While tickets don't go on sale till this Friday (Sept. 21) and pre-sale tickets in select markets Thursday (Sept. 20), you can check the dates below and plan accordingly.
October 6th - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion (NAS ONLY)
October 20th - Phoenix, AZ - Arizona State Fairgrounds (NAS ONLY)
October 26th - Asheville, NC - MOOG Festival (NAS ONLY)
October 27th - Nashville, TN - Riverfront Park (NAS ONLY)
October 28th - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Festival (NAS ONLY)
October 29th - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
October 31st - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
November 2nd - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
November 3rd - Norfolk, VA - NorVa Theatre (NAS ONLY)
November 4th - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
November 7th - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
November 9th - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory (NAS ONLY)
November 11th - Boston, MA - House of Blues
November 14th - Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
November 16th - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
November 17th - Magna, UT - Salt Air
November 19th - Oakland, CA - Fox Oakland Theater
December 31st - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall (NAS ONLY)