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Chance the Rapper

  • Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B
Lollapalooza 2017, Chance the Rapper
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan
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Time Out says

During the lead-up to his release of his first album, The Big Day, Chance the Rapper teased another festival in Chicago, a la the Magnificent Coloring Day event he held at the home of the White Sox after he dropped his third mixtape, Coloring Book. However, it seems as if plans for a hometown fest might have been postponed for the time being, because Chance is simply headlining an arena show (accompanied by special guests) at the United Center during a short fall tour.

In an interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra in 2016, Chance stated that what would separate his album from his previous mixtapes was the live show that accompanied it. There's certainly a narrative on The Big Day that could inspire a glitzy stage production, with songs that chronicle his upbringing, his relationship with the woman who would become his wife, his marriage and his future. Plus, with featured artists like Death Cab For Cutie, Smino, Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj spread throughout the record, there's no shortage of opportunities for surprise guests to take the stage.

UPDATE: Due to the recent birth of his second child, Chance has decided to postpone the previously-announced September 29th concert at United Center. The show will be rescheduled sometime next year.

Zach Long
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