Chance The Rapper Offers Free Tickets To His “Be Encouraged Tour” For Deaf/Hard-Of-Hearing Fans


(AllHipHop News) Chance The Rapper has decided to make his tour more inclusive by hiring sign language interpreters for his deaf or hard-of-hearing fans.

The black-owned, deaf-owned interpretation company DEAFinitely Dope is booked for the remainder of the nationwide trek.

“We will have interpreters at the show which will be a new thing going forward to help everybody be able to enjoy the show,” said Chance in an Instagram video.

The Coloring Book performer is also offering 50 free front row tickets to deaf and hard-of-hearing concert goers at each stop.

Interested fans can request tickets in the ASL interpretation section by emailing Kelly Kurdi at, texting 832-551-7041, or submitting a request at

DEAFinitely Dope was started by Atlanta native Matthew Maxey as a way to unite the hearing and deaf community through music and sign language.

Check out the remaining dates of Chance The Rapper’s “Be Encouraged Tour” below.

July 2 – New Orleans, LA  – New Orleans Essence Festival
July 21 – Hartford, CT  – Hot Jam
July 22 – Central Hall, PA  – Karoondinha
Aug. 3-6 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
Sept. 22-24 – Las Vegas, NV  – Life is Beautiful
Oct. 3-4 – Los Angeles, CA  – Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 6 & 13 – Austin, TX  – Austin City Limits
Oct. 20-22 – Phoenix, AZ  – Lost Lake Festival

@chancetherapper has a #DEAFinitelyDope message for the deaf and hard of hearing for the show in Tampa tonight! 50 free tickets with ASL interpretation provided to get started on #BreakingBarriers ?? DM me if you are deaf, HoH, in Tampa tonight and would like to come to the show and turn up with Chance ? #BeEncouragedTour #ChanceTheRapper #DeafTalent #CDI #signlanguageinterpreter #asl #signlanguage #hiphop #rap #inspiration

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We haven’t even teamed up for a year but BRUH, ain’t nothin like teaming up with the right folks to achieve a vision, and still bring the homies that have been there from the start and seen the dedication and supported the movement, can’t help but have tears of joy like mannnnnn all I ever needed was a chance (no pun intended) to just show how we can break barriers ?? Wisconsin bound today! If you have a DEAFinitely Dope tee or hat and live in Eau Claire, WI, hit me up to get a free ticket! If you don’t have no gear, you’re outta luck, unless you order by Friday at noon and DM me. #DEAFinitelyDope #deaftalent #deafinterpreter #signlanguageinterpreter #Blessings #asl #signlanguage #Miami #Tampa #Orlando #Duval #hiphop #rap #ChanceTheRapper #dope

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We don’t want #NoProblem ??? RepostBy @pigsandplans: “@chancetherapper has asked @deafinitelydope founder Matt Maxey to join him on his Be Encouraged tour as an ASL interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing fans ? | ?: @rappersdad” #DEAFinitelyDope

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