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21 Savage Announces I Am > I Was Tour
Today, GRAMMY-nominated hip-hop champ and community activist 21 Savage announced the I Am > I Was Tour, in support of his 2018 sophomore album of the same name. He will kick off the 15-date U.S. trek in Oklahoma City on July 10 and wrap things up on Aug. 16 in his hometown of Atlanta.
Savage will perform in a handful of major U.S. cities, at several large and historic venues, including in Los Angeles on July 19 at The Shrine and in San Francisco the following day at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. North Carolina rapper DaBaby, who released his debut studio album Baby on Baby in March, will offer support for most dates.
The tour will also stop in Detroit on Aug. 4, Washington D.C on Aug. 6 and New York on Aug. 8. Before they wrap up in Savage's hometown of Atlanta at the Coca Cola Roxy, the pair will perform in DaBaby's hometown of Charlotte, N.C. on Aug. 15.
The 15 dates include two musical festival stops; as the Atlanta rapper will perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug. 2 and Moonrise Festival in Baltimore on Aug. 11.
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Savage followed his impressive 2017 debut studio album, Issa Album, with the powerful I Am > I Was on Dec. 21, 2018. In 2017 he also surprise-dropped a collab project, Without Warning, with two other ATL heavyweights, Migos' Offset and prolific hip-hop producer Metro Boomin.
Following his release several weeks after being detained by ICE in early February, the community-minded rapper has stayed busy with advocacy projects like his Bank Account campaign, which is focused on teaching Atlanta youth financial literacy.
Tickets for all non-festival shows go on sale this Friday, May 10, with pre-sales beginning Thursday; more info here.