photo by Todd Westphal
Rap super-duo Run The Jewels have premiered "Legend Has It", the first video (of many to come) from their universally lauded album Run The Jewels 3. Directed by esteemed talent and old compatriot Brian Beletic (who previously helmed El-P's classic "Deep Space 9mm" video), the clip portrays the duo in a police lineup, which they suspect might just be a set up. The acid they just dropped isn't helping, either.
Director Brian Beletic states: "The video for 'Legend Has It' plays with the theme of guilty until proven innocent. We live in a world where the stronger the truth the greater the opposition. In this story EL-P and Killer Mike are in a police lineup and the cards are stacked heavily against them. But why is that?" Run the Jewels offer that "this video is a worst nightmare scenario. High on acid and caught in the system. Pitted against icons of innocence in a police line up that doesn't feel real. No bunnies were hurt in the making of this video." The duo also capped last week with a ferocious performance of "Legend Has It" on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/YXm_Ch6oUrQ
The group's epic Run The World tour is set to kick off phase 2 with a sold out UK & European leg. This follows a barn-burning 36 date North American jaunt that resulted in sold out shows from coast-to-coast in venues nearly twice the size of those that hosted the Run The Jewels 2 tour. The capstone was a string of four sold out shows at NYC's Terminal 5 (just the 3rd act ever to accomplish this remarkable superfecta). And to top it off, the band also unveiled their own beer for the NYC dates, the Stay Gold IPA, brewed in collaboration with Brooklyn's Interboro Brewing, as well as a mashup with Interboro and Burial Beer in North Carolina to celebrate the launch of craft beer website, October (http://ift.tt/2niLtCn
jewels-puts-extra-hops-their- hip-hop) with another sold out show at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC.
The duo will embark on a run of Summer festival dates (including Lollapalooza, Primavera Sound, Rolling Loud, Boston Calling, FYF Fest, Best Kept Secret, Forecastle & many more), a monumental headlining show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, and direct support at Eminem's gargantuan Glasgow show in August. A full list of dates & additional information is below. To purchase tickets, visit runthejewels.com.
The group is also excited to release an update to their groundbreaking app, ARTJ, an Augmented Reality-based platform rolled out in January with the release of RTJ3. Art from the the album and beyond, including vinyl, CD, posters, stickers, shirts, & digital images, unlock customized content on user's phones when pointed at the image. The app features a growing cache of original content from RTJ visual allies Tim Saccenti, Hectah Arias, Nick Gazin, Ruff Mercy, Ryo Tanzawa, and moreTBA). The ARTJ app can be downloaded here: http://rtj3.io/ARTJPR.
Additionally, Run The Jewels will be dropping limited edition screen printed LP tote bags for Record Store Day, replete with golden pistol & fist pin set. The bag also comes with a free download of the demo version of "Panther Like A Panther", initially accessible via the ARTJ app only. This version of the track is featured along with the RTJ gameplay characters in the hit video game, Gears or War 4 (XBOX), and the album version is featured in the trailer for the new Fate of the Furious motion picture.
Run The Jewels tote bag for Record Store Day
2017 RUN THE WORLD TOUR DATES
Mar 29 Belfast, UK @ The Limelight
Mar 30 Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
Mar 31 Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Apr 1 London, UK @ Roundhouse
Apr 3 Mayrhofen, Austria @ Snowbombing
Apr 5 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
Apr 6 Brussels, Belgium @ AB Main Hall
Apr 7 Paris, France @ Elysee Montmartre
Apr 29 Fort Worth, TX @ Fortress Festival
May 5-7 Miami, FL @ Rolling Loud Festival
May 26-28 Chillicothe, IL @ Sumer Camp Music Festival
May 28 Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
Jun 2 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
Jun 3 London, United Kingdom @ Field Day Festival
Jun 8 Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Sound Porto
Jun 9-12 Bethel, NY @ Mysteryland USA
Jun 9 Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival
Jun 16 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
Jul 14-16 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
July 15-16 Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Music & Arts Festival
Jul 21-23 Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
July 21-23 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
July 22 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
July 29-30 Detroit, MI @ MO POP FestivalAug 4 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Aug 4-6 Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival Musique Et Arts
Aug 24 Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow Summer Sessions (supporting Eminem)
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