Over the past few years, Soundcloud has played a huge role in getting up-and-coming artists like Comethazine out there to the mainstream.
This past September, Comethazine released his debut LP, Bawskee, that, to be honest, had mixed reviews. Pitchfork cut especially deep into the album, and when this author first listened to the LP, it struck as an album that was sort of hard to understand and get the gist of.
When the album actually sinks in, it's madness is the true beauty of Bawskee, and what makes Comethazine a very intriguing artist to watch going into the New Year. Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, the 20-year-old rapper is part of a new generation of “alt-rappers” who stray away from the typical form structure of the genre and make it into a sound that is almost unrecognizable to the hip-hop purists.
While some deride the new, elastic sound, it has caught on with a wave of young listeners, and Comethazine is looking to be part of the permanent wave of change for the genre. That will start not only on the album front but also on the road when he embarks on a 21-city Bawskee 2 tour that will spread the alternative hip-hop gospel to the nation.
Here’s the complete tour itinerary and ticket information, and keep in mind that all dates and venues are subject to change.
Jan. 10 -- Dallas, TX -- Trees
Jan. 11 -- Austin, TX -- Empire
Jan. 12 -- San Antonio, TX -- Alamo City Music Hall
Jan. 13 -- Houston, TX -- The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
Jan. 17 -- Birmingham, AL -- Zydeco
Jan. 18 -- Atlanta, GA -- Heaven at The Masquerade
Jan. 21 -- Charlotte, NC -- The Underground
Jan. 24 -- Allston, MA -- Brighton Music Hall
Jan. 26 -- Norfolk, VA -- The NorVa (Tickets)
Jan. 27 -- New York, NY -- Gramercy Theatre
Jan. 31 -- Indianapolis, IN -- Emerson Theater
Feb. 1 -- Pontiac, MI -- The Crofoot Ballroom
Feb. 2 -- Joliet, IL -- The Forge
Feb. 6 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Turner Hall Ballroom
Feb. 8 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Cabooze
Feb. 9 -- Springfield, MO -- The Complex
Feb. 10 -- Lincoln, NE -- Bourbon Theatre
Feb. 13 -- Denver, CO -- Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Feb. 15 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- The Complex (Tickets)
Feb. 16 -- Albuquerque, NM -- El Rey Theater
Feb. 23 -- Santa Ana, CA -- The Observatory