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Published on December 29th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby

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Roddy Ricch Kicks Off Sold Out Antisocial Tour With Hometown Show At Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium

3x GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper Roddy Ricch kicked off his sold out headlining tour, THE ANTISOCIAL TOUR, in his hometown last night at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium. He is set to continue his epic first-ever North American headline tour January 14th at Seattle’s The Showbox and continues into February 2020. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.roddyricchofficial.com/tour.

Ricch’s electrifying performance included a set list of all his debut album hits, alongside some of Ricch’s classics such as Die Young, Down Below, and Every Season. With The Box being the album’s standout track, Roddy performed the record as the second song into the show and did an encore performance of the hit to wrap the show which rocked the Palladium like no other. Ricch also showed why we are entering into what some critics have called “The Ricch era…” by showcasing his talent of playing the keyboard as he went into performing Perfect Time. His debut album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and Rolling StoneTop 200 Albums chart the first week, and has remained the number 1 Rap album for the second week in a row. The 16-song set, which includes features from Gunna, Ty Dolla $ign, and Mustard, earned 101,500 album-equivalent units in its first week.

PHOTO CREDIT: JENNIFER JOHNSON

 

PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL includes iconic features from such superstars as Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign, Mustard, and Lil Durk alongside such stellar new singles as “Tip Toe (Feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie),” “Start Wit Me (Feat. Gunna),” and “Big Stepper,” all of which are joined by companion visuals streaming now at the official Roddy Ricch YouTube channel HERE.  “Tip Toe (Feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie)” arrived mere days after Ricch was honored with three prestigious GRAMMY® Award nominations, which include “Best Rap Performance” and “Best Rap Song” for Nipsey Hussle’s “Racks In The Middle (Feat. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy),” as well as a “Best Rap/Sung Performance” nod for Mustard’s “Ballin (Feat. Roddy Ricch).” The electrifying new track arrived with an equally spectacular companion video, directed byChristian Breslauer (YNW Melly, Chris Brown) and streaming HERE.

Ricch – who heralded PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL with an incredible halftime performance at the Los Angeles Clippers’ victory over the Houston Rockets on November 22nd, streaming HERE, was named earlier this year to the 2019 XXL Freshman Class, and was also nominated for two leading BET Hip Hop Awards, including “Best New Artist” and “Best Mixtape,” the latter honoring 2018’s FEED THA STREETS II, available for streaming and download HERE. The mixtape – which marked Ricch’s SoundScan/Billboard 200 chart debut – sees him teaming up with some of hip hop’s top studio superstars, includingScott Storch (Post Malone, T.I., Young Thug), Cassius Jay (Cardi B, Migos, Gucci Mane), and hot emerging producer Sonic. FEED THA STREETS II is highlighted by such tracks as “Every Season” and “Die Young,” both available at all DSPs and streaming services. The “Die Young” companion visual – also directed by JD Films – also proved a viral favorite, with individual YouTube views exceeding 79 million HERE.

Wise beyond his years, schooled in real-life struggles, and eloquently effective, Roddy Ricch clearly and concisely conveys truth by way of cinematic rhymes and catchy hooks. The self-proclaimed “illustrator of the streets” uploaded his first single, “Ricch N****” to SoundCloud in 2016 and immediately caught fire, generating more than 200,000 streams within two months. He followed up with his debut mixtape, FEED THA STREETS, streaming HERE. The project includes the breakthrough hit single, “Fucc It Up,” accompanied by a smash companion video, now boasting close to 30 million individual views via Roddy Ricch’s official YouTube channel HERE.

As if all that weren’t enough, Ricch teamed with Marshmello for 2018’s worldwide hit single, “Project Dreams,” joined by an official video currently with over 61 million YouTube views HERE. More recently, Roddy teamed with Mustard for the GRAMMY® Award-nominated smash, “Ballin’ (Feat. Roddy Ricch),” joined by a companion visual boasting over 34 million views HERE. In addition, Roddy went in depth on “Ballin” in an exclusive installment of Genius’ “Verified,” streaming HERE.

 

THE ANTISOCIAL TOUR 2019/20

ITINERARY

DECEMBER

28           Los Angeles, CA                              Hollywood Palladium

 

JANUARY

14           Seattle, WA                                     The Showbox

15           Portland, OR                                   Roseland Theater

17           San Francisco, CA                           The Regency Ballroom

19           Phoenix, AZ                                     The Van Buren

22           Dallas, TX                                        Canton Hall

23           Austin, TX                                        Emo’s East

24           Houston, TX                                    Warehouse Live

26           Atlanta, GA                                     Masquerade – Heaven Stage

28           Washington, DC                             9:30 Club

30           Philadelphia, PA                             Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)

31           Brooklyn, NY                                   Brooklyn Steel

 

FEBRUARY

1             Allston, MA                                     Brighton Music Hall

5             Montreal, QC                                  Club Soda

6            Toronto, ON                                     Phoenix Concert Theatre

7             Cleveland, OH                                 House of Blues

9             Detroit, MI                                      St. Andrews Hall

10           Chicago, IL                                       Patio Theater

11           Minneapolis, MN                           First Avenue – Mainroom

13           Lawrence, KS                                  Liberty Hall

15           Denver, CO                                      Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

 

* FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE @ Winter Breakout 2019

 

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