The renowned rap group Run the Jewels, consisting of Killer Mike from Atlanta and Brooklyn’s EL-P, has announced RTJX – Celebrating 10 Years of Run The Jewels, a series of anniversary live concerts to be held in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles this fall.
Following the 10th anniversary of the duo’s self-titled debut, the group will play four gigs in each city, with a different set each night that draws from the band’s entire record. Along the road, there will be many special guests and surprises. It will be the band’s first significant concert since wrapping up their now-famous tour with Rage Against The Machine in 2022, which included five sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden, as well as their first and only run of club events in North America since the release of their album RTJ4 in 2020.
“It’s mind blowing to us that it’s been 10 years since we joined forces as RTJ. The best way we can think to celebrate is to get the whole family together and do what we love for the people who love us back. It’s going to be amazing, just like this entire ride has been, and we are grateful to get a chance to celebrate with our jewel runners this year and finally get back into clubs to destroy some stages for you. We’re doing 4 cities, 4 nights each, and 4 full albums worth of jams, many we have only performed a small handful of times during our whole existence. So on night one it’s RTJ1 in full plus many more songs from the other records, night two it’s RTJ2… etc. etc. We can’t wait to get out there and see you.“
– Jaime and Mike
Nike and Run The Jewels will collaborate to expand sports for a new generation starting next month. The skate community and its culture will be honored by the Nike SB Dunk Low and High “Run The Jewels.” The sneakers, which go on sale on April 20, are based on the cover art for the band’s most recent two albums. The High reimagines the cover from the 2020 album RTJ4, while The Low adopts the colors from the 2017 album Run The Jewels 3. The sneakers, which Killer Mike and El-P debuted at Mexico’s Corona Capital 2022, will be sold through neighborhood skate shops, Nike SNKRS, and a few other outlets.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local time, with a special fan pre-sale starting Wednesday – sign-up for early access to tickets here.
Article written by Shawn Grant #TheSource