Gucci Mane and Carnage Unveil Unusual Suspects Tour
Gucci Mane and Carnage Unveil Unusual Suspects Tour // North American co-headlining trek with support from Smokepurpp
Atlantic recording artist Gucci Mane and international DJ/producer Carnage have announced plans for a major North American co-headlining tour. The Unusual Suspects Tour – with support from Florida rapper Smokepurpp – which gets underway on November 7th at Myth Live in St. Paul, Minnesota, and comes to an end on December 7th in San Francisco at the historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Tickets for all dates of The Unusual Suspects Tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 28th at 10am (local).
The name and artwork for the tour, inspired by the 1995 neo-noir mystery film The Usual Suspects, offers a unique package to audiences across the US, bringing 2 of the biggest power players in hip hop and electronic music together on one stage. Add Smokepurpp, one of the fastest rising rappers out of the budding South Florida hip hop scene and part of the 2018 XXL freshman class, the Unusual Suspects Tour delivers the greatest trick the devil ever pulled, delivering one of the most anticipated live shows in the fall.
The Unusual Suspects Tour follows Gucci Mane’s latest single release, “Wake Up In The Sky”, alongside Bruno Mars and Kodak Black, available now for streaming and download. Produced by Bruno Mars, DY, Tre and Tarentino, “Wake Up In The Sky” comes hot on the heels of two other recent track releases, “Kept Back (Feat. Lil Pump)” and “Solitaire (Feat. Migos & Lil Yachty)”, both of which will be featured on Gucci Mane’s hugely anticipated new studio album, EVIL GENIUS, slated for release later this year. Additionally, Gucci Mane will wrap up another incredible year with a “Gucci Mane & Friends” holiday homecoming event, featuring a stacked lineup of special guests and is set for December 27th at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets for “Gucci Mane & Friends” go on sale to the general public on Saturday, September 29th and 10am EST.
Earlier this year, Carnage released his sophomore album Battered Bruised & Bloody, a 13-track production via his label Heavyweight Records. Packed with the high energy in-your-face-bass we’ve come to expect from the Guatemalan-American DJ, Battered Bruised & Bloody features recent singles “Learn How To Watch” featuring Mac Miller & MadeinTYO, “i Shyne” with Lil Pump, and “PLUR Genocide” with Grammy-nominated international DJ and producer Steve Aoki featuring Lockdown.
In less than a month, Smokepurpp’s newest single, “Nephew” featuring Lil Pump, has earned over 40+ million streams and is burning the urban charts. “Audi”, from his 2017 album Deadstar, has over 100 million streams and is certified gold by the RIAA. Coming out soon is Smokepurpp’s follow up in his Deadstar series, Deadstar 2.
The Unusual Suspects Tour will be traveling all over North America over the span of one month. With shows at various historic and notable venues across the country, the tour includes stops at Avant Gardner in Brooklyn, the WAMU Theatre in Seattle, UIC Pavilion in Chicago, The Great Saltair in Salt Lake City, and the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles.
GUCCI MANE AND CARNAGE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS TOUR 2018
W/SUPPORT FROM SMOKEPURPP EXCEPT * AND †
7 – St. Paul, MN – Myth Live
8 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
9 – Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
10 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
15 – Amherst, MA – Mullins Center
16 – Brooklyn, NY – Great Hall @ Avant Gardner
18 – Washington, DC – Echostage *
28 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
29 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair
3 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
5 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall
7 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
27 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre †
* Gucci Mane and Smokepurpp only
† Gucci Mane & Friends (tickets on-sale Sat 9.29 @ 10:00 AM ET)
About Gucci Mane:
Iconic Atlanta MC Gucci Mane is widely ranked among the most gifted rappers of his generation. Gucci Mane has returned with unparalleled gusto, still backed by his beloved and familiar sound, but with a new air of confidence showcased in his projects; “The Return of East Atlanta Santa” which featured the platinum-selling “Both ft. Drake”, the Metro Boomin produced “Drop Top Wop”, 2017’s gold-certified studio album, “Mr. Davis”, featuring the 2x platinum certified single “I Get The Bag ft. Migos” and most recent street album “El Gato: The Human Glacier”. He has graced the covers of The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Fader, XXL, CR Men’s Book, Paper Magazine and High Snobiety to name a few. Gucci Mane released his book titled “The Autobiography of Gucci Mane” on September 19th, 2017. Gucci Mane has made a number of high profile TV appearances throughout 2017, including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and an exclusive interview on MTV News. In addition, his wedding special and 10-episode reality series, Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka’Oir: The Mane Event premiered exclusively via BET and received the highest ratings for a premiere in BET history. Gucci Mane continues to dominate in 2018, releasing “Solitaire” featuring Migos and Lil Yachty and most recently “Wake Up In The Sky” alongside labelmates Bruno Mars and Kodak Black – both tracks off his forthcoming album, Evil Genius.
Carnage is a Guatemalan-American DJ and producer who has performed at major electronic music festivals around the world including Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, and Electric Daisy Carnival. Carnage cemented himself as a power player in both the electronic and hip-hop space with his 2017 debut album Papi Gordo and 2018’s widely acclaimed Battered, Bruised & Bloody. One of the most in-demand producers in the game, Carnage has collaborated with a variety of chart-topping artists including Migos, G-Eazy, Gucci Mane, Mac Miller, Lil Pump, Steve Aoki, and many more. A pioneer of the festival trap genre, Carnage introduced his inaugural RARE Festival in 2015, an annually curated one-day event that has featured headlining acts such as Wiz Khalifa, Travis Scott, and Young Thug. In 2017, Carnage established his own record label Heavyweight Records and continues to leave his mark with his diverse production work and various business ventures within the industry.
The Chicago-born, Miami-raised rapper and producer Smokepurpp has been one of the cornerstones of Florida’s burgeoning rap scene since the release of his “Ski Mask” video in 2015. The buzz from the video and other singles with close friend Lil Pump culminated in a record deal with Alamo/Interscope Records and Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Records. The 21-year old Purpp quickly went to work, collaborating with Scott, Yo Gotti, Pump, and more. His debut release, Deadstar, spawned the gold-certified single “Audi” and generated features from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pigeons & Planes, XXL, Mass Appeal, and many more. The follow up release, “Bless Yo Trap”, was a collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Murda Beatz, boasted the standout single “123” and collaborations with Lil Yachty, Offset, and A$AP Ferg. 2018 has been a banner year for Purpp so far, thanks to his selection on the 2018 XXL Freshman list, the release of “Nephew”, his collaboration with Lil Pump, which has over 100M streams across all platforms, and “I Like It”, the Kanye West and Pump collaboration which Purpp co-wrote and debuted at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. He’s set to close the year out with the highly-anticipated Deadstar 2.