Rappers Earl Sweatshirt and The Alchemist are bringing their latest NFT project, ‘Voir Dire’, on a nationwide tour, with support from MIKE and Black Noi$e.
MIKE is slated to be the opening act for most of the tour, while Black Noi$e will be the opener for the initial three shows. The tour will visit 11 cities across the United States, kicking off in Seattle, Washington on November 6, and concluding in Detroit, Michigan on November 27.
The mysterious ‘Voir Dire’ album was revealed exclusively on the Gala Music platform on August 24 by both Sweatshirt and The Alchemist. The platform, a subsidiary of the hybrid Web3 entertainment platform Gala, is best known for its involvement in the release of ‘Mount Westmore’s Bad MFs’ last year, as well as its utilization of NFTs that afford Gala Music users exclusive album access with limited ownership rights.
VOIR DIRE, which contains 11 tracks, comes with 11,000 NFTs – each track containing 1,000 NFTs. The iconic rap artists, known for their boundary-pushing approach, have fully embraced the digital format, the track ‘Voir Dire’ is still only exclusively available on Gala Music and is not yet available on other major music streaming platforms, like Spotify or Apple Music.
Earl Sweatshirt and The Alchemist 2023 Tour Dates:
11/06 — Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
11/07 — Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
11/09 — San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/14 — Dallas, TX – The Studio At The Factory
11/15 — Houston, TX – The Ballroom At Warehouse Live
11/18 — Atlanta, GA – Heaven At The Masquerade
11/20 — Washington, DC – The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/21 — Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
11/22 — New York City, NY- Brooklyn Steel
11/24 — Boston, MA – Royale
11/27 — Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
Tickets to all dates go on sale Friday, September 15 at 10 AM local, with various presales happening now.
Now that the album is released exclusively in this unique format, it’s yet to be determined how fans and the wider music industry will react to this blend of art and technology. However, bringing the NFT track on a national tour is a significant step in the evolution of the web3 music domain.
Editor’s note: This article was written by an nft now staff member in collaboration with OpenAI’s GPT-3.5.