Chance The Rapper Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of ‘Acid Rap’ With Sold-Out Show

Chance the Rapper performed in front of a sold-out crowd at United Center on Aug. 19. He will continue to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his landmark mixtape, Acid Rap, with shows at New York City’s Barclays Center on Aug. 26 and Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sept. 21. (Photo by Keeley Parenteau)

A 10-year anniversary certainly is cause for celebration, and Chance the Rapper chose to throw a big party in his hometown of Chicago. The artist took the stage at United Center Saturday night to commemorate his breakthrough mixtape Acid Rap, which was released in 2013 to critical acclaim, with a sold-out crowd and setlist that featured a long list of guests.

The rapper, known for his high-energy shows, delivered a concert with stage design, lighting and choreography that suited Acid Rap’s themes and tracks, and he wasn’t alone in his performance. Vic Mensa, Twista, Noname, Saba, Oreo, Mello Buckzz, King Louie, D Low, the South Shore Drill Team, Goon Squad, Benny the Bull and Tommy Hawk (the NHL Chicago Blackhawk’s mascot) joined the stage to celebrate Chance’s milestone.

Chance began the celebration well before Saturday’s show by kicking off the festivities with a scavenger hunt that had fans visiting the rapper’s favorite spots throughout Chicago — including the Harold Washington Library Center, DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center, clothing stores, skating rink, restaurant and Avalon Park — for an opportunity to score tickets to his highly-anticipated show. The rapper also visited the Apple Michigan Avenue store on Aug. 16 for a sit-down conversation about Acid Rap and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.

Even after a busy week in Chicago, Chance isn’t done celebrating. The rapper will have anniversary shows at New York City’s Barclay Center on Saturday, Aug. 26, and Kia Forum near Los Angeles, California, on Sept. 21. He is also preparing to release Star Line Gallery, a project that “intertwines the worlds of art, music and cinematography though a series of interdisciplinary works in collaboration with fine artists from The Continent and The Diaspora. The resulting pieces redefine the notion of ‘album art’ and are compelling conversations and meditations on Black life,” according to a release.

The Pollstar Boxoffice has 80 headline reports from Chance the Rapper, including a sold-out show at United Center on Sept. 28, 2019, that moved 13,760 tickets and grossed $1,248,302. He has earned $27.6 million from the shows reported to Pollstar since March 27, 2012.