Killer Mike Announces First Tour Since Grammy Wins & Shares New Video

Killer Mike had a stellar 2023, and he is now ready to run it back with a fresh concert series that will commence next month.

On Tuesday (April 2), the Atlanta native announced his plan to take his catalog on the road this summer. The Run The Jewels MC will kickstart the Down By Law Tour on May 4 with a performance at the Riverbeats Fest in Memphis, following which he will perform in cities across the United States and Canada with the Midnight Revival choir.

In addition to solo shows, the 22-date trek also includes a number of festival appearances at gatherings like Lollapalooza, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and Evolution Fest, among many others. On October 15, the 48-year-old rapper will play the final show of his run at the Novo in Los Angeles.

Tickets can be purchased here.

The upcoming shows will mark Mike’s first tour since his he won three Grammy Awards thanks to his MICHAEL album, namely for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for “SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS” with Future, André 3000 and Eryn Allen Kane.

During his acceptance speech at the awards ceremony, he told the audience: “You cannot tell me that you get too old, you can’t tell me it’s too late, you can’t tell me that dreams don’t come true!”

An audio snippet of the above quote has now been sampled in his new music video for “EXIT 9” with Blxst, which was released as part of the above tour announcement.

Watch it below:

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Moments after his sweep at the 2024 Grammys, Killer Mike was arrested and escorted off the venue in handcuffs. In mid-February, he opened up about the ordeal, likening it to the treatment his civil rights heroes were subjected to.

During an appearance on The View, he was asked by co-host and former prosecutor Sunny Hostin about the incident, to which he responded: “I think backstage was overcrowded, I think the winners were exuberant, I think security got overzealous and that’s all. It’s water under the bridge for me.

“I’d like to say, all of my heroes have been in handcuffs. Malcolm, Martin, Mandela, Medgar. I walked out with the same dignity and respect I walked in with. I would implore people to take that from it. Don’t dwell on the bad stuff.”

He added: “And the next morning, I spent three hours by myself and the police said we had never got this many phone calls, people are gonna protest, we’re gonna have to move you. They were all panicked and I was just sitting there and I began to invoke thanks.

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“I thank God for bringing me where I was. I thank God for putting me in a space by myself and I got an opportunity to invoke the spirit of my mom and my grandmother.”

Check out the itinerary for the Down By Law Tour below:

May 4 – Memphis, TN @ Riverbeats Fest
May 21 – Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center
June 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Hot 107.9 Bday Bash
June 29 – Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver Jazz Fest
July 3 – Montreal, QC @ Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
July 5 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival D’Ete
July 6 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Fest
July 7 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
July 12 – Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Fest
July 26-28 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Fest
July 27 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Fest
July 29 – New York, NY @ Blue Note
July 30 – New York, NY @ Blue Note
July 31 – New York, NY @ Blue Note
August 2 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
August 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
August 7 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
August 8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Ogden Amphitheatre
August 10 – Seattle, WA @ Thing Festival
September 29 – St. Louis, MO @ Evolution Fest
October 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo


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