When the ball drops on 2016, Francis & The Lights will likely have already made the jump from “your favorite artist’s favorite artist” to just plane old “your favorite artist.” But just in case Starlite’s contributions to The Life Of Pablo, Coloring Book and Blonde weren’t enough to convince you of just how much Kanye, Chance and Frank trust the pioneering vocalist and songwriter, his next record might do the trick. We got a taste of what new Francis & The Lights might sound like with the release of “Friends” (an old composition reworded by Chano on “Summer Friends,” released in full with assistance from Ye and Bon Iver a few months back.)
But over the weekend we learned that Francis’ new album campaign was just beginning with the release of the synth-laced, drumless wonder, “See Her Out,” co-produced by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. You can hear it down below, just be sure you don’t blink, as both Vernon and Starlight have are poised to break this last half of the year wide open with respective releases (played in full at this year’s Eaux Claires Festival) featuring heaps of collaborative work. Francis & The Lights will join Chance The Rapper this fall as the supporting act on the Magnificent Coloring World tour. Peep the dates and hold tight for the next transmission.
Chance The Rapper Tour Dates:Thu Sep 15 – San Diego, CA @ CalCoast Credit Union Open Air TheatreSat Sep 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek TheatreSun Sep 18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn BowlTue Sep 20 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore AuditoriumWed Sep 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The MidlandSun Sep 25 – Detroit, MI @ Fox TheatreTue Sep 27 – Toronto, ON @ Canada Echo BeachThu Sep 29 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank PavillionSun Oct 02 – New York, NY @ Flushing Meadows Corona ParkThu Oct 06 – Washington D.C. @ EagleBank ArenaFri Oct 07 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat AmpitheaterSat Oct 08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Fox TheaterMon Oct 10 – Miami, FL @ The FIllmore Miami BeachThu Oct 13 – New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras BallroomSat Oct 15 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music CenterSun Oct 16 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb FactoryWed Oct 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa AmpitheatreFri Oct 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium