After winning three Grammy awards this week (Best Rap Performane, Best Rap Album, Best New Artist), Chance the Rapper is on a whole new level. Having more Grammys than albums sold is an accomplishment unique to him, and his roll of succes will only continue as he becomes more and more of a household name.
In just a few short months, Chance will be hitting the road and bringing his flair to a city near you. I saw him years ago, right after the release of Acid Rap and before he was the industry’s starboy. Back then, his performance was simple, but heartfelt and enticing. I can only imagine the new energy he’ll bring on a new tour, a victory lap that will take him all across the country. Needless to say, if he happens to stop anywhere near you, this will be a must-see event.
Interestingly, there are no dates for a stop in his hometown of Chicago, leading to speculation that he’ll be headlining Lollapalooza this summer. Performers at the festival have “radius clauses” that prevent them from performing in the city near the the time of the festival. At least his fellow Chi-town natives have that to look forward to!
Tickets will go on sale this evening at 7PM EST on his website, chanceraps.com. Go and get your blessings!