It’s been a snowy 2019 in Chicago so far, but as the temperatures slowly rise the selection of big name concerts throughout the city will increase as well. You won’t be able to ditch the winter jacket until April (we hope) but you can warm up with some of the hottest concerts of the year this March.
From huge arenas shows with KISS, Eric Church and Mumford & Sons to highly anticipated concerts from some of the biggest emerging names in music like Maren Morris and Nina Nesbitt, there are so many great shows to pick from next month.
Check out our list of the 8 can’t miss concerts in Chicago in March!
While defending his inability of ever going to prison due to his “black entertainer” status, Vince Staples continued to entertain us all by going on a rant about R. Kelly.
“He’s a child molester and he pees on people and he can’t read or write, and he didn’t go to jail. I’m a good person, R. Kelly (is) a piece of f*cking sh*t. So if a piece of f*cking sh*t, R. Kelly, didn’t go to jail for being a child molester and peeing on people and having a human tracking ring in Atlanta, then I’ll be alright.” Staples explained.
Although we can’t quite tell how serious Staples was being, or if he was just having fun, he was being brutally honest either way. Leave it to Vince Staples to tell it like it is.
Having performed at the infamous Wisconsin venue a number of times before, Vince Staples was welcomed back by his Milwaukee fans at The Rave tonight. Currently on his co-headlining tour with Odd Future’s Tyler The Creator, Vince and Tyler gave fans twice the dosage of great live music, each performing their respective new albums.
After a DJ set from Odd Future’s Taco, Staples got the night started on a high note, as he delivered the first of two headlining performances for the sold-out crowd. Vince Staples opened the set with his 2017 track, ‘BagBak’, and continued to kick things off with a number of songs from his new LP, Big Fish Theory.
Throughout the performance Staples showed love to the majority of his critically acclaimed project, while also performing fan favorites from his debut studio album, Summertime ’06. Although Staples’ doesn’t quite deliver the energy that Tyler The Creator brings, tonight was evidence of Staples’ growth as a performer. With every visit to The Rave, Staples leaves us more and more impressed, as he puts on a set filled with far more production value than just a rapper on stage with a laptop and microphone.
From the setlist, to the light show, to the raw emotion that Staples shows in his performance, Vince Staples is as good of a rapper on stage as he is in the booth. The ‘Norf Norf’ California native gave fans their price of admission tonight, leaving a wild Tyler The Creator show as an added bonus.
Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below and get your tickets and info for the remaining dates of the tour at Vince Staples’ official website.
2018 is set to get off on the right foot, as Odd Future’s Tyler The Creator has announced his forthcoming 23-city headlining tour. With some amazing support from Vince Staples and Taco, this is not a tour that you’ll want to miss.
The 2018 tour is currently scheduled to kick off on January 26th in Vancouver, and will make stops in Chicago, San Diego, Toronto, Atlanta, New York and many more, until the tour concludes on March 4th at Milwaukee’s infamous Eagles Ballroom (The Rave). Pre-sale for the tour will be available this Thursday, November 16th from 10:00 (local). General on-sale will start on Friday, November 17th, and you can get your tickets here.
Check out Tyler and Vince’s full list of tour dates below.
Vince Staples took to Instagram today to share the cover art and release date for his forthcoming album. Titled Big Fish Theory, Vince Staples’ sophomore LP and the follow up to his critically acclaimed full debut, Summertime ’06, will release within the week on May 19th at 12:00AM.
Not only did the ‘Blue Suede’ rapper share the album’s official release date, but Staples also shared the LP’s official artwork. Keeping it simple, Big Fish Theory, displays a gold fish in its bowl. Speaking to Complex on the new album, Staples shared that “(the album) encompasses things, being larger than life in a smaller world, so to say. How rappers are perceived and perceive themselves.”
Stay tuned as we share more news from Staples’ upcoming album.
Vince Staples has returned with his brand new single ‘BagBak’, a track which the Long Beach rapper announced earlier this week. In advance of his upcoming and headlining, The Life Aquatic Tour, which kicks off February 24th in San Diego, the new song is nothing to sleep on, which if you’re not new to Vince Staples, should be no surprise.
Not only will Vince’s new tour be the first time that he is touring material from his critically acclaimed EP, PRIMA DONNA, but it will be Staples biggest headlining tour to date. Fans can buy tickets for the tour now at TicketMaster. The 26-city tour will last through the beginning of April.
Stream or buy Vince Staples’ new single here and check out his forthcoming tour dates below.
While his music paints an accurate picture of the streets of Long Beach, California, Vince Staples is one of the most likable and charismatic names in rap, and (until now) hasn’t been a rapper that you’d associate with controversy. In a video that was re-uploaded to YouTube, a mother details her horrific experience of listening to Vince Staples on her local radio station, 104.5 FM.
According to this uptight vlogger, who doesn’t shy away from saying the N-word throughout the video (something that a radio station even would censor), “I can’t believe (the station) would play (Vince Staples), we need to pray!” Some topics, in Staples’ Summertime ’06 record ‘Norf Norf’, that caused this mother to break out in tears are, skipping school, running from the police, and female reproductive rights. Of course, when you’re a rapper rapping about coming up in Long Beach’s worst neighborhoods, not every lyric is going to be radio friendly, but this lady is taking things way too far. Unfortunately the vlogger won’t be tuning into this radio station anymore, so don’t expect future entertaining videos to come.
Watch a judgmental suburban mother fight back tears as she reads the lyrics from Vince Staples’ ‘Norf Norf’.
Releasing later this month, Vince Staples has just announced his newest project and the highly anticipated followup to his critically acclaimed double-LP, Summertime ’06. Titled, Prima Donna, the project will be Staples’ newest EP, will release August 26th via Blacksmith/ARTium/Def Jam. With exclusive production from No I.D., DJ Dahi and James Blake, this will be one hell of an EP.
And fans won’t only have the music itself to get excited for, as Prima Donna will be accompanied by a short film by Staples, which is directed by Nabil (Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Bruno Mars).
In his new Fader cover story, Long Beach MC, Vince Staples, revealed some very exciting news to fans. Following his critically acclaimed LP, Summertime ’06, next up Staples will be dropping a brand new EP, titled Prima Donna. And if new music from the Hell Can Wait rapper wasn’t enough, the six-track project will also feature production from James Blake and DJ Dahi. While the project doesn’t have an exact release date, as of yet, fans can likely expect Prima Donna to release sometime later this summer.
Check out Staples’ full cover story with Faderhere.
The newest track off his highly anticipated debut LP, 32 Levels, producer Clams Casino recruits Long Beach MC Vince Staples for ‘All Nite’. Clams kills it on the beat and Staples complements the track more than well, which premiered earlier on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio, via Apple Music.
32 Levels is just around the corner, and officially releases on July 15th. And not only is the album worth the wait, but the list of guest features is top notch with appearances from Staples, A$AP Rocky, Lil B, Sam Herring (Future Islands) and more!
Listen to ‘All Nite’ and check out the tracklist for 32 Levels below.