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Earl Sweatshirt announces US tour, shares Nowhere, Nobody short film: Watch

The 31-date outing finds the rapper traversing the country supporting last year's excellent Some Rap Songs

Earl Sweatshirt Nowhere, Nobody Short Film Tour Dates David Brendan Hall
Earl Sweatshirt, photo by David Brendan Hall
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    Toward the end of last year, Earl Sweatshirt released his impressive third studio LP, Some Rap Songs, a punchy, personal collection of immaculate loops and off-kilter rapping. Today, the artist born Thebe Kgositsile has shared a short companion film titled, Nowhere, Nobody, which features cut up selections from Some Rap Songs alongside a series of short visual vignettes.

    Terence Nance and Naima Ramos-Chapman (best known for their work on HBO’s great Random Acts of Flyness) co-directed the eight-minute film, which illustrates themes from the album through a number of intersecting, understated clips, many of which star Earl himself. Plaster figures are a running theme, with objects and people painted to look like plaster all set up in different contexts that evolve over the film’s duration.

    It’s as fascinating as Earl’s lyricism, so check it out below.

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    Earl has also announced the upcoming “FIRE IT UP! Tour” in support of Some Rap Songs. The lengthy US trek begins this March in New Orleans at the BUKU Music + Art Project, and hits spots across the entire country before wrapping up in May at Atlanta’s The Masquerade. He’s bringing along an impressive ensemble of openers that include MIKE, BbyMutha, Na-Kel Smith, LIV.E, and Black Noi$e.

    Find the full itinerary for the tour below, and grab tickets here.

    Earl Sweatshirt “FIRE IT UP! Tour” Dates:
    03/23 – New Orleans, LA @ BUKU Music + Art Project
    03/25 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground at the Fillmore Charlotte
    03/26 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
    03/28 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
    03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
    03/30 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
    03/31 – Providence, RI @ Fête Music Hall
    04/02 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    04/04 – Montreal, QB @ Corona Theatre
    04/05 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
    04/07 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
    04/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
    04/10 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
    04/11 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece
    04/14 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
    04/15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
    04/16 – Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    04/18 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
    04/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
    04/20 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
    04/21 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater
    04/23 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
    04/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
    04/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
    04/27 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
    04/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
    05/01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
    05/02 – Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
    05/04 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
    05/05 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
    05/06 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
    06/07 – London, UK @ Field Day Festival
    06/08-09 – Manchester, UK @ Parklife Festival

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