Run The Jewels have announced 2017 tour dates ahead of their upcoming release, RTJ 3.
The 33-city tour kicks off in January 2017 in Philadelphia before hitting D.C., Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Atlanta among other stops. The tour wraps stateside on Feb. 25 in New York. Gaslamp Killer, Spark Master Tape, and Cuz will also be featured on the bill.
Just last week, El-P and Killer Mike dropped the first single off of RTJ 3, the energized “Talk to Me.” In true RTJ fashion, the song, which clocks in at just under three minutes, is hard-hitting, amplified by Killer Mike’s fluid delivery and El-P’s frenetic production.
“We return from the depths of the badland/With a gun and a knife in our waistband/Went to war with the devil and shaytan/He wore a bad toupee and a spray tan,” Mike spits in obvious reference to Donald Trump.
In promo mode for the new album, RTJ made a comical appearance on Thursday’s episode (Oct. 27) of the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where the duo helped create a hilarious (if not bizarre) Halloween anthem.
El-P has previously said the album is completely done, they’re just putting the finishing touches on the project, which will likely arrive very soon. Check out the tour dates above to see if RTJ is hitting your city.