Chance The Rapper’s Epic Adventure

Chance The Rapper has more than two dozen dates lined up this fall for the “Family Matters Tour.” The outing kicks off with an appearance at Austin City Limits Music Festival.

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Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Fla.

After initially posting an announcement on Monday declaring that fans were in for “an epic adventure,” the rapper has unveiled the list of dates and special guests. Chance The Rapper will be joined on the road by Metro Boomin, DRAM and Towkio.

The name of the tour is seen as a nod to the update Chance put on social media last week of a photo of a pregnant belly with the caption “Coming soon,” along with a family emoji and a heart. The photo is reportedly of his girlfriend.

Before the excursion begins Chance will play several festivals, including Squamish Valley Music Festival in British Columbia, and Seattle’s Bumbershoot.

Perhaps he’ll perform a few tunes from Surf, which was released in May under the name Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment.

Along with trumpeter/bandleader/producer/percussionist Donnie Trumpet and Chance The Rapper, The Social Experiment includes producer/engineer Nate Fox, keyboardist/producer Peter Wilkins and drummer Greg “Stix” Landfair Jr., according to NPR.

The Social Experiment began as Chance’s backing band on his 2013 tour. Chicago Tribune points out that Chance is featured as a vocalist on several Surf tracks and also helped out as an arranger and producer.

In its “Songs We Love” feature about the track “Familiar” NPR declares, “Picking one song from Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s ebullient new album to talk about is no easy task. Surf is so layered, so textured and such a vibrant body of work that singling out one song feels almost like you’re not doing the entire album justice.”

Here’s the plan for the tour:   

Oct. 11 – Austin, Texas, Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)    
Oct. 13 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant          
Oct. 14 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
Oct. 15 – Saint Paul, Minn., Myth     
Oct. 16 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave           
Oct. 18 – Detroit, Mich., The Fillmore Detroit
Oct. 19 – Toronto, Ontario, Sound Academy          
Oct. 21 – Montreal, Quebec, Olympia de Montreal  
Oct. 22 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
Oct. 23 – New York, N.Y., Terminal 5                     
Oct. 27 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston                
Oct. 29 – Richmond, Va., The National        
Oct. 31 – Live Oak, Fla., Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park (Suwannee Hulaween)
Nov. 1 – New Orleans, La., New Orleans City Park (Voodoo Experience)
Nov. 2 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle          
Nov. 5 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., Jannus Live
Nov. 7 – Miami Beach, Fla., Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater      
Nov. 9 – Raleigh, N.C., The Ritz      
Nov. 10 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte          
Nov. 12 – Houston, Texas, Bayou Music Center      
Nov. 13 – Dallas, Texas, South Side Ballroom
Nov. 15 – Rio Rancho, N.M., Santa Ana Star Center           
Nov. 16 – Denver, Colo., Fillmore Auditorium         
Nov. 17 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Complex         
Nov. 23 – San Diego, Calif., SOMA San Diego
Nov. 25 – Los Angeles, Calif., Shrine Auditorium

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