UPDATE Earl Sweatshirt’s Miami show, originally set for May 3, has been rescheduled. “Due to an illness, Earl Sweatshirt needs to postpone the Miami show to September 2,” the venue, Grand Central, has announced. “All tickets still valid.”
When LA punk-rap skate collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All first came to Miami for a very special Halloween performance in 2011, Lil Wayne was there, but Earl Sweatshirt was thousands of miles away.
The most critically acclaimed of the OFWKTA crew was off at boarding school in Samoa, and even though he returned to the U.S. in 2013, he's never made it past the BroCo border — until now.
Finally, the best little demonic wordsmith we ever did see will be making his Miami debut at Grand Central on
Sunday, May 3 Wednesday, September 2, as part of his Not Redy 2 Leave 2015 tour.
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Trust us when we say, the greatest way to experience an OFWGKTA artist is live. Get ready to thrash, hop around, and scream "fuck" as loud as possible.
Don't think that Sweatshirt, with all his emotional lyrical honesty, is any more highbrow than his counterparts. We do, however, look forward to seeing how he's grown as an entertainer. Can opening for Eminem's European tour be considered a maturing experience?
Earl Sweatshirt's Not Redy 2 Leave 2015 Tour Dates
March 24 The Ready Room, St. Louis, MO *^
March 25 Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS *^
March 27 Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN *^
March 28 The Rave/Eales Club, Milwaukee, WI *^
March 29 Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL *^
March 31 Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI *^
April 1 St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI *^
April 2 Park Street Saloon, Columbus, OH *^
April 3 Bogart's Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH *^
April 4 Mr. Small's Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA *^
April 5 Regency, San Francisco, CA *^
April 6 House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA *^
April 7 Coachella, Indio, CA
April 8 The Opera House, Toronto, Ontario *^
April 15 Corona, Montreal, Quebec *^
April 16 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA*^
April 18 Best Buy Theater, New York, NY *^
April 20 Theater of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA *^
April 22 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD *^
April 23 Fillmore Silver Spring, Washington, DC *^
April 24 Orange Peel, Asheville, NC *^
April 25 Amos' Southend, Charlotte, NC *^
April 26 The Ritz, Raleigh, NC *^
April 29 Masquerade, Atlanta, GA *^
April 30 Orpheum, Tampa, FL *^
May 1 Maverick's, Jacksonville, FL*^
May 2 Firestone Live, Orlando, FL *^
May 3 Grand Central, Miami, FL *^
May 6 Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN ^
May 7 Iron City, Birmingham, AL ^
May 8 Republic, New Orleans, LA ^
May 9 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX ^
September 2 Grand Central, Miami, FL *^
* With Vince Staples
^ With Remy Banks
The Not Redy 2 Leave tour kicks off in late March. Sweatshirt wil joined on the road with Vince Staples and Remy Banks, both of whom will be making an appearance at Grand Central.
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And judging by the tour poster, it's going to be disgustingly awesome.
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Earl Sweatshirt. With Vince Staples and Remy Banks. 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 3 Wednesday, September 2, at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 304-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via ticketweb.com. All ages.