Chance the Rapper is Coming to The Bomb Factory!6.21.16
This morning, Chance the Rapper announced dates for his Magnificent Coloring Book World Tour, including an October 16 date at The Bomb Factory. He will be touring in support and celebration of his most recent mixtape, Coloring Book. RSVP on Facebook here!
Chance the Rapper, born Chancelor Bennett, has completely reset the standards of do-it-yourself success in the hip hop scene. As he refuses to sell his music, only releasing it in the form of free digital mixtapes, Chance the Rapper’s success is largely due to the mass appeal of his music and high demand of his live shows. After releasing his debut mixtape 10 Day in 2012, Chance garnered praise from publications like Complex and Forbes and attention from producers including Chuck Inglish and Blended Babies.
Acid Rap, Chance’s second mixtape, has been downloaded on DatPiff.com over 1,000,000 times since its release in 2013. It debuted No. 63 on the Billboard Hip Hop charts, due to bootleg downloads on iTunes and Amazon. With features from Action Bronson, Childish Gambino, and Vic Mensa, the mixtape marked Chance’s first break into the semi-mainstream hip hop scene. It was nominated for Best Mixtape at the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2013 and received universal acclaim from music critics nationwide, including spots on Rolling Stone and Pitchfork’s “Best of 2013” lists.
Coloring Book debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 Chart without selling a single copy. The hip hop-gospel hybrid project saw collaborations with some of the biggest names in popular music, including Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Future, and Lil Wayne. The majority of Coloring Book is artfully produced by The Social Experiment, Chance’s backing band led by Donnie Trumpet, who released their Chance-heavy mixtape Surf in Summer 2015. The tracks that were not produced by SoX were produced by Kaytranada, Kanye West, and Brasstracks. The mixtape garnered rave reviews from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, A.V. Club, and numerous other music publications.
The response to Coloring Book inspired fans and musicians to speak out about Chance’s ineligibility for the Grammy Awards, as Grammy rules have traditionally required that albums must sell copies to be eligible for nominations. These discussions prompted the Grammys to change the rule, allowing for streaming-only releases to qualify for nomination standards. Chance’s influence spans far beyond hip hop, and there is no question that his motives are honest and dedicated to the well-being of fans and other musicians. To say that this tour has been widely anticipated is a massive understatement.
Chance the Rapper’s Sunday, October 16, 2016 appearance at The Bomb Factory will be one of the hottest shows of the year. Come and support one of the most impressive and original hip hop artists in the game!
Tickets can be purchased here.