Run the Jewels Announces 2017 “Run The World” Tour
As anticipation for their forthcoming ‘RTJ3’ album continues to mount, megalithic rap duo Run the Jewels have announced their first full scale North American headlining tour since 2015. The “Run the World” tour kicks off mid-January in Philadelphia and continues through to the end of February, with stops in veritably every major city in the US along the way.
Support for the tour will be provided by Brainfeeder-affiliated hip hop experimentalist The Gaslamp Killer, mysterious underground MC Spark Master Tape, & longtime Killer Mike collaborator CUZ. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 4th at 10am local time (with exception of New York & St. Paul which go on sale at noon). More announcements detailing worldwide tour dates are expected in the near future.
In conjunction with the tour announce, Gears of War have unveiled their previously announced playable Run the Jewels characters for Versus Multiplayer and Horde 3.0.This is the first time two recording artists have been reimagined as playable characters in the Gears of War franchise or any Xbox game.
The brotherhood that Killer Mike and El-P represent as Run the Jewels perfectly matches the soul of Gears, which at its core is about that brotherhood and never fighting alone. Available for purchase as part of the Run the Jewels Air Drop, both El-P and Killer Mike have lent their voices, likeness and ‘can’t nobody save us but us’ attitude to Gears of War 4 continuing their partnership with Xbox and The Coalition.
This all comes on the heels of a big week for the duo, who debuted “Talk To Me,” the first single from RTJ3, to universal acclaim, and guested on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in a raunchy new Halloween anthem “The Halloween Wiggle.”