Bas Set To Rock Mics Across U.S.

New York-based Bas may be Too High To Riot, as his most recent album suggests, but lucky for fans he is not too buzzed to tour. The rapper, who has come up through the Dreamville label, will joined by label-mate Coz, as well as Earthgang, The Hics, and Ron Gilmore.

Photo: John Davisson
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Fla.

The tour will run Bas and co. around the U.S. through June and July, with his last scheduled performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago July 28. June will be a busy month for the boys, as they currently have 20 shows scheduled in just under 30 days.

Bas, born Abbas Hamad, is of Sudenese in origin and spent much of his childhood in Paris, France before moving to N.Y. He began rapping in 2010, and released his first album, Last Winter, in 2013.

Touring and recording numerous songs with J. Cole has not only helped introduce Bas to the masses, but has also clearly influenced his style. Cole’s playful and intelligent flow compliment Bas’s party rhymes that regularly touch on deep themes.

Bas recently made headlines for his comments against potential presidential candidate Donald Trump. In an interview with Complex the rapper said it was probably a good thing that the politician’s campaign was bringing racial tensions into the public consciousness.

Here are the dates for Bas’s upcoming shows:

June 3 — Miami, Fla., The Hangar 305
June 4 — Orlando, Fla., Backbooth
June 6 — Atlanta, Ga., Hell At The Masquerade
June 8 — San Antonio, Texas, Alamo City Music Hall
June 9 — Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live – Studio
June 10 — Dallas, Texas, The Loft
June 11 — Austin, Texas, The Parish
June 13 — Scottsdale, Ariz., Pub Rock
June 14 — Santa Ana, Calif., Constellation Room @ The Observatory
June 15 — West Hollywood, Calif., The Roxy Theatre
June 17 — Santa Barbara, Calif., Velvet Jones
June 19 — Santa Cruz, Calif., The Catalyst
June 20 — Oakland, Calif., The New Parish
June 21 — Portland, Ore., Analog Cafe & Theater
June 22 — Seattle, Wash., Vera Project
June 23 — Vancouver, British Columbia, The Alexander
June 25 — Salt Lake City, Utah, The Grand @ The Complex
June 26 — Denver, Colo., Cervantes’ Other Side
June 29 — Chicago, Ill., Reggies Rock Club
June 30 — Detroit, Mich., Shelter
July 2 — Montreal, Quebec, Le Belmont Sur Le Boulevard
July 3 — Toronto, Ontario, Mod Club
July 11 — Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage
July 12 — Philadelphia, Pa., The Foundry
July 13 — New York, N.Y., HighLine Ballroom
July 28 — Chicago, Ill., Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
Tickets to these shows are available now and more information can be found at the Dreamville website.