Earl Sweatshirt Tour Schedule
In the past few years Earl Sweatshirt has emerged as one of the most talented and
intriguing rappers in the game both through his solo work and his work with Los Angeles based rap collective Odd Future. His
mix tapes as well as his studio albums quickly caught the attention of hip hop lovers everywhere as well as some of the biggest
names in the music business. This, combined with the mystery surrounding Earl's personal life, made him one of the most talked
about figures in music over the past few years. It is on stage that Earl Sweatshirt really shines and no lover of rap music
will want to miss the chance to catch him on his current tour.
Earl Sweatshirt has a brief East Coast tour set up in
February which kicks off on the 17th at the 930 Club in Washington, D.C. followed by a show on the 18th at The Norva in Norfolk,
Virginia. Two dates in New York follow, the first at Webster Hall in New York City on February 20th and the second at the
Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on the 22nd. Earl Sweatshirt also has several big festival dates lined up like the
Primavera Sound Festival in Spain and the Big Guava Music Festival at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida
State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida which is held from May 2nd through 4th.
About the Artist
was born Thebe Neruda Kgositsile and from the start it appeared as though a career as a lyricist was in his blood. His mother
is a law professor at UCLA and his father, Keorapetse Kgositsile, is a highly regarded South African poet and political activist.
He began rapping and recording his own mixtape under the name Sly Tendencies but never completed the mixtape before joining
Odd Future and changing his name to Earl Sweatshirt. Earl along with Tyler, The Creator, Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, Domo Genesis,
Mike G, Frank Ocean, Syd Tha Kyd, Matt Martians, Hal Williams, Jasper Dolphin, Taco, Lucas Vercetti, and L-Boy found mainstream
success with Odd Future and became the talk of the rap world because of their chaotic live performances as well as their debut
mixtape, The Odd Future Tape. Soon afterwards, Earl Sweatshirt released his debut solo effort, Earl, in 2010. The album was
available for free on the Odd Future website and received rave reviews. However, shortly after his rise to success Earl Sweatshirt
seemed to disappear. It soon came out that he had been sent to a boarding school in Samoa by his mother who was concerned
about him constantly getting in trouble. As Odd Future began to gain popularity, Earl Sweatshirt, one of the collective's
most popular members was nowhere to be found and was unable to communicate with his friends back home. He remained at the
school until he turned 18. In February of 2012, Earl Sweatshirt returned home to Los Angeles and released a snippet of a new
song which he claimed he would release for free once he gained 50,000 Twitter followers. In three hours that total was reached
and Earl Sweatshirt posted the song Home on his website. He got right back to work appearing on mixtapes with other members
of Odd Future as well as working on his own solo material. In August of 2013 he released his much awaited sophomore album
Doris, which hit number 5 on the charts and was universally acclaimed by critics and fans alike.
working on his first mixtape as Sly Tendencies, Earl Sweatshirt posted some of his early songs on MySpace and was discovered
by Tyler, the Creator who was in the process of forming Odd Future. The group became an instant hit and were known for their
wild shows that often resembled old school punk rock shows with fans moshing and performers stage diving and antagonizing
the crowd. A 2010 London show sold out in four hours and the group's international appeal was apparent. Earl Sweatshirt was
one of the main breakout stars of the collective and the release of his debut solo album Earl only increased his popularity.
Earl Sweatshirt was a legitimate hip hop superstar right before vanishing from the scene to a boarding school in Samoa. His
disappearance only increased his notoriety as well as the appetite of fans for some new Earl Sweatshirt material which they
finally received in 2013.
For a few years it seemed like this would never happen, but tonight,
finally, as the lights lower you begin to seeEarl Sweatshirt making his way out onto the stage. The crowd erupts in applause
as the talented performer approaches the mic. Fans begin to rush to the front of the stage to get a closer view of one of
the biggest stars in hip hop and the place erupts as he busts into a hit song like Home or Chum. The crowd once again erupts
and sings and dances along to hits throughout the night. Earl Sweatshirt may still be in his early twenties but he is a veteran
performer who definitely knows his way around the stage and how to work a crowd, this will be evident from the moment he hits
the stage until the second he steps off accompanied by the cheers of thousands of fans. The high energy output from Earl Sweatshirt
translates perfectly to the crowd and you spend the entire night dancing and singing along.
it put his musical career on hold, Earl Sweatshirt's trip to Samoa allowed him the chance to expand his mind and broaden the
subjects of his lyrics after reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X and being exposed to the works of Manning Marable and