‘RapCaviar Live’ Season 2: Migos, 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez; 13 U.S. Shows

John Davisson
– Migos
Wild 94.1’s The Last Damn Show at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 3.

Spotify and Live Nation Urban are continuing the RapCaviar Live series that started in 2017, with artists including Migos, 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez, and Lil Pump being named for “Season 2,” with 13 U.S. dates to be announced in total and plans to take it “across the globe” according to a statement. 

 “We impacted culture with our 2017 Rap Caviar Live music series, and our goal is to elevate in Season 2. We are excited to keep building out this brand with our partners at Spotify,” Live Nation Urban President  Shawn Gee said in a statement.

 Four shows were announced today – Los Angeles, Charlotte, Memphis and Philadelphia, with more to be announced in the coming weeks according to a statement. Tickets are on sale now.  

Shawn Gee
– Shawn Gee
Maverick / Live Nation Urban

 The RapCaviar Live series launched in August 2017 with a show in Atlanta headlined by Gucci Mane, and has since visited Toronto, Chicago, New York, and Houston, always going for a local focus on each show’s lineup.

 For their Houston concert, Spotify and Live Nation Urban organized a week of charitable activities leading up to the concert to benefit local communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The RapCaviar concert series was launched in partnership with Spotify, known for its hugely popular hip-hop playlist of the same name, and played other venues including Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom with Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, and DJ Drama Oct. 20 and was sold out clean for weeks, according to Gee, “and probably could have sold another 4,000 tickets.”

 Others who have performed on the series include Cardi B, A$AP Mob, Dipset, Mike WiLL Made-It, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Trae tha Truth, and more.

“It’s been really refreshing and very successful,” Gee told Pollstar as the first season of RapCaviar was wrapping up. “It’s showing how two companies that operate in different areas can really come together and build culture.”

Gee said Live Nation Urban is looking to develop more urban-leaning events and now handles the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia and Broccoli City event in Washington, D.C. 

 “The plan is sort of just building out and focusing solely on the hip-hop, R&B and gospel world, and figuring out how we can take a deep dive and build unique ideas, unique platforms and business models in the space,” Gee said. It was just announced that Tuma Basa, curator of the RapCaviar playlist, is leaving Spotify to join YouTube as confirmed by Variety. He had been working with Spotify for about three years and was instrumental in turning RapCaviar into the tastemaking platform it is known as today, and Gee had mentioned Basa as an important part of RapCaviar Live’s organization.

Tory Lanez
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– Tory Lanez
Tory Lanez performs during the Meadows Music And Arts Festival at Citi Field in New York Sept. 16, 2017.

Upcoming RapCaviar Live shows:

Tuesday, March 27

Location: Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

2 Chainz, Tory Lanez, DJ Mustard & Friends, Lil Pump, Rich the Kid, Jae Murphy


Tuesday, May 1

Location: Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC

Migos, Trippie Redd


Thursday, May 3

Location: Landers Center, Southaven, MS (Memphis area)

Migos, Trippie Redd


Saturday, May 19

Location: Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA

Migos, PnB Rock, Trippie Redd