Published Aug 12, 2014This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nas's seminal rap classic Illmatic, and the man himself has been celebrating the occasion with a reissue, documentary and series of full-album performances. He has now extended his anniversary plans into the fall, booking more live shows and film screenings.
This autumn tour will last for more than two weeks in October. In that time, Nas will travel through North America, hitting up Toronto on October 8 and Vancouver on October 16, in addition to a number of U.S. cities. At most of the shows (including both of the ones in Canada), there will be a film screening of the documentary Time Is Illmatic prior to the live performance of the entire album.
For those who won't be able to catch any of the shows and screenings, Time Is Illmatic will be available on demand and through iTunes starting on October 3.
Time Is Illmatic was directed by One9 and written by Erik Parker. It's a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creation and legacy of one of the most highly regarded hip-hop albums ever. Scroll past the tour itinerary below to watch a trailer.
10/02 Rochester, NY - Main Street Armony *
10/03 Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
10/04 Washington D.C. - Lincoln Theatre
10/05 Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
10/08 Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/09 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
10/10 Hammond, IN - Horseshoe
10/11 Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre *
10/12 Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
10/15 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
10/16 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
10/17 Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas *
10/18 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
10/19 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
* no film screening