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On the heels of a Summer festival run + Canadian headlining…

On the heels of a Summer festival run + Canadian headlining dates, Run The Jewels, the hip hop dream team of El-P & Killer Mike, have announced an extensive headlining tour with Ratking + Despot in support of their massively anticipated sophomore album RTJ2, set to arrive as a free download (via www.runthejewels.net), as well as CD, LP, & digital via Mass Appeal Records on October 28. The tour follows highly regarded appearances at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Music Fest Northwest, Governor’s Ball, + FYF Fest that galvanized fervent excitement among fans for the new album & subsequent touring.

In celebration of the tour announcement the duo have shared the album artwork & tracklisting, revealing guest spots by Zack de la Rocha, Travis Barker, BOOTS, & Diane Coffee. Run The Jewels are also excited to confirm that a remix album is in the works for Fool’s Gold in 2015, details of which are pending. RTJ2 will also be preceded by the duo’s highly anticipated contribution to Adult Swim’s Single Series on September 15.

    RTJ2 TRACKLISTING

    01. Jeopardy
    02. Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
    03. Blockbuster Night Part 1
    04. Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) [feat. Zack de la Rocha]
    05. All My Life
    06. Lie, Cheat, Steal
    07. Early (feat. BOOTS)
    08. All Due Respect (feat. Travis Barker)
    09. Love Again (Akinyele Back)
    10. Crown (feat. Diane Coffee)
    11. Angel Duster

    RUN THE JEWELS TOUR DATES

    10/15 – College Station, TX – Hurricane Harry’s %
    10/18 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s %
    10/20 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz
    10/21 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall %
    10/22 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
    10/23 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City %
    10/24 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm %
    10/25 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm %
    10/31 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts *
    11/1 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
    11/2 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater *
    11/3 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
    11/4 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *
    11/6 – Dallas, TX – Trees *
    11/7 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
    11/8 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s *
    11/10 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom *
    11/11 – La Jolla, CA – Porters Pub *
    11/12 – Pomona, CA – Glass House *
    11/14 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine +
    11/15 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater *
    11/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *
    11/18 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre *
    11/20 – Minneapolis, MN – First Line Music Café *
    11/21 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *
    11/22 – Chicago, IL – Metro *
    11/25 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall *
    11/26 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
    11/27 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda *
    11/28 – Boston, MA – Paradise *
    11/29 – New York, NY – Stage 48 *
    12/30 – Lorne, AU – Falls Festival
    12/31 – Marion Bay, AU – Falls Festival
    1/1 – Sydney, AU – Field Day
    1/2 – Byron Bay, AU – Falls Festival
    1/4 – Busselton, AU – Southbound Festival
    1/7 – Sydney, AU – Enmore Theatre ^
    1/8 – Melbourne, AU – The Forum ^
    1/9 – Brisbane, AU – Hi Fi ^
    1/10 – Auckland, NZ – Town Hall ^

    % Red Bull Sound Select show
    * with Ratking & Despot
    + with Despot
    ^ with Joey Bada$$

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