Chance The Rapper Preps Headline Tour

Get ready for a chance encounter. The Chicago-based Chance the Rapper hits the road after his widely circulated Coloring Book mixtape has made him one of the hottest names in rap.

Photo: John Davisson
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, Tenn.

Chance announced the tour today through social media. He was already scheduled to play  in San Francisco Aug. 7, and he has added two more festivals after:  in Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 12 and Jay Z’s  in Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 3.

The headline tour properly kicks off Sept. 15 in San Diego, Calif., at the 4,600-plus capacity . From there, the routing has Chance running around the U.S. and playing one show in Canada at  in Toronto, Ontario, Sept. 27.  Eventually he will come full circle, closing things out in California again in San Francisco at the  Oct. 21.

The 23-year-old Chance brings a strong gospel influence to his music, singing about themes of God, faith and morality along with more common rap topics of women and drugs.

Chance still hasn’t released a traditional studio album. He blew up by giving away his 2013 Acid Rap mixtape for free and Coloring Book set records for charting as a streaming-only release. The later project includes work from Kanye WestT-PainJustin Bieber and .

The Grammys recently changed rules to allow streaming-only music to compete for awards, after the success of Coloring Book.

Chance is also known for his anti-violence activism in his hometown and was named Chicago’s Outstanding Youth of the Year in 2014. He said it was “the most important award I will ever win.”

Here is where you can catch Chance:

Aug. 07 – San Francisco, Calif., Golden Gate Park (Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival)
Aug. 12 – Somerset, Wis., Somerset Amphitheater (Summer Set Music & Camping Festival)
Sept. 03 – Philadelphia, Pa., Benjamin Franklin Parkway (Budweiser Made In America)
Sept. 15 – San Diego, Calif., Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Sept. 17 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre
Sept. 18 – Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Sept. 20 – Denver, Colo., Fillmore Auditorium   
Sept. 21 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
Sept. 25 – Detroit, Mich., Fox Theatre
Sept. 27 – Toronto, Ontario, Echo Beach
Sept. 29 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Oct. 02 – Queens Village, N.Y., Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Meadows Music And Arts Festival)
Oct. 06 – Fairfax, Va., EagleBank Arena
Oct. 07 – Raleigh, N.C., Red Hat Amphitheater
Oct. 08 – Atlanta, Ga., Fox Theatre
Oct. 10 – Miami Beach, Fla., Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater
Oct. 13 – Mobile, Ala., Mardi Gras Ballroom
Oct. 15 – Houston, Texas, Revention Music Center
Oct. 16 – Dallas, Texas, The Bomb Factory
Oct. 19 – Mesa, Ariz., Mesa Amphitheatre
Oct. 21 – San Francisco, Calif., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

A presale is underway now and the general onsale starts June 25 at 10 a.m. Head over to and his Facebook page for more tickets and more info.