Chance The Rapper Adds "Acid Rap" Concerts In NYC & LA

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Chance The Rapper is performing two more shows in honor of the 10th-anniversary of "Acid Rap."

Chance The Rapper has added two more shows in New York and Los Angeles celebrating the 10th anniversary of his iconic mixtape, Acid Rap. He previously announced a concert for the date in his hometown of Chicago, which sold out in minutes. The New York show will take place on August 26 at the Barclays Center, while the LA show is on September 21 at the Forum. Tickets will be going on sale on Friday, May 5 at 10:00 AM, local time.

In addition to the concert announcements, Chance was recently able to add the single, “Juice,” back to the streaming versions of the mixtape. Chance hasn't toured in full since canceling his shows for his debut album, The Big Day, in 2019.

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Chance recently reflected on the 10-year anniversary of Acid Rap during an interview with Complex. He told the outlet that he "probably would have died" had he continued using drugs the way he was when the mixtape came out. "The way that I was living at that time. I had everything in excess," he explained. "Right after I dropped the project, I went on a few tours where I really didn't make any money. Then I went on my first tour, my headlining tour, where I made some money. I went and rented a crib. This is my first time living outside of my parents' house in another city and having money and doing a lot of drugs. A lot, a lot, a lot of drugs."

Acid Rap is widely considered one of the best mixtapes of the 2010s and launched Chance into mainstream stardom. The project has reached "diamond" status on Datpiff for garnering over 1,000,000 downloads. In addition to "Juice," the tracklist features "Cocoa Butter Kisses," with Vic Mensa and Twista, "Favorite Song," with Childish Gambino, and more.

The 10th Anniversary Of "Acid Rap"


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