UPDATE 6/21: Chance the Rapper announced his highly anticipated Magnificent Coloring World Tour on Instagram Tuesday morning. Tickets on sale now.
The Magnificent Coloring World Tour. Pre-Sale begins in 1 hour on ChanceRaps.com & citiprivatepass.com
On May 26 Chance The Rapper dropped the video for his single “No Problem” off Coloring book with 2Chainz and Lil Wayne. A tweet from the Chicago rapper with the video embedded also answered the questions of many fans eagerly awaiting a tour announcement, it read “No Problem video w 2chainz & Lil Wayne Coloring Book tour tix soon!!”
Chance’s last tour, the “Family Matters Tour ran through fall 2015, making stops in mid-sized venues such as New York City’s Terminal 5 and Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. Both of those shows sold out, showing the demand for Chance The Rapper tickets. It will be interesting to see what venues Chance visits now as his popularity continues to skyrocket. His latest project ‘Coloring Book’ debuted at number 8 on the Billboard Top Album Chart, making headlines as the first album solely available via streaming services to achieve this level of success. No Physical copies or downloads are available.
Chance’s chart placement speaks to the growing streaming trend in the music industry. 2015 saw streaming revenue outperform digital download sales for the first time ever. Coloring Book was an Apple Music exclusive until may 27, when it became available on other streaming platforms such as apple music.
Based on stream only releases like Chance The Rappers, a petition has surfaced that is trying to convince the Grammy Awards to change its policy of only awarding music available for sale. The petition specifically cited Chance The Rapper as an example of why this change should be made. The petition has already racked-up 32,000 signatures. It also argues that releasing free music helps to fight piracy and illegal downloading.
Chance previously confirmed Australia tour plans in a reddit AMA on May 1, but no details have emerged. According to PollStar, the chicago rapper has headlined 34 shows, grossing an average of $72,002 per show. The average tickets sold those 34 shows was 2,242.