Fresh off the plane from Coachella where he played unprecedented sets both weekends with seminal trio Company Flow, iconic Brooklyn rapper/producer El-P announces a string of headlining dates presented by the global leader of street wear online Karmaloop and supported by a cast of rising hip-hop talent including Killer Mike, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, and Despot.


Before the tour, El-P and Despot kick things off with a C4C release party at Santos Party House in NYC on Monday, May 21st and will be directly supporting Cancer4Cure, his album on Fat Possum Records dropping May 22nd.


In anticipation of the tour, El has chosen to bless listeners with another preview off the album, the steely, speaker-shattering “Tougher Colder Killer” which finds El penning an apology to the mother of a man he killed on the battlefield and descends into a savage back-and-forth between himself, Despot, and Killer Mike (for whom El-P recently produced an entire album).

Listen to “Tougher Colder Killer” here.

Cancer4Cure is among El’s most cohesive accomplishments to date- an unflinching dissection of personal, popular and political conflict from a legendary innovator of the genre, the album is completely self-produced and offers prescience of the next wave of maximal, thought-provoking, hardcore rap that he pioneered, and does so not a moment too soon.




Mon 5/21    New York NY          Santos Party House *#

Tue 6/19    Atlanta GA               Masquerade

Wed 6/20    New Orleans LA      House of Blues

Thu 6/21    Dallas TX                 Granada

Fri 6/22        Houston TX            Warehouse Live

Sat 6/23        Austin TX               Mohawk

Mon 6/25    Phoenix AZ              Crescent

Tue 6/26    San Diego CA            Casbah

Thu 6/28    Los Angeles CA        Echoplex

Fri 6/29        San Francisco CA    Regency

Sat 6/30        Portland OR            Hawthorne

Sun 7/1        Seattle WA              Neumo’s

Mon 7/2        Vancouver BC        Fortune

Thu 7/5        Minneapolis MN       Fineline

Fri 7/6        Chicago IL                 Bottom Lounge

Sat 7/7        Cleveland OH           Grog Shop

Sun 7/8        Ann Arbor MI            Blind Pig

Mon 7/9        Toronto ON              Hoxton*#

Wed 7/11    Boston MA                Paradise

Thu 7/12    Providence RI            The Met

Sat 7/14        Philadelphia PA      Trocadero*

Sun 7/15    Washington DC        Rock and Roll Hotel


*No eXquire

#No Killer Mike


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