Run The Jewels Readies Season 2 Of WRTJ On Beats 1 and Adds Gangsta Boo To “Run The World” Tour


(AllHipHop News) Run The Jewels are following the surprise release of their critically acclaimed album with the launch of the second season of their WRTJ radio show on Apple Music’s Beat 1.

Killer Mike and El-P made the announcement today (January 3), revealing that WRTJ will air this Friday (January 6).

The pair play songs from Run The Jewels 3 and discuss how they made the album, and why they decided to drop the album out of nowhere on Christmas Day.

The guys have also tapped Nick Hook and Memphis rap veteran Gangsta Boo to replace Spark Master Tape and to serve as the openers for the North American leg of the Run The World Tour, which kicks off on January 11 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia.

Physical editions of Run The Jewels 3 are set for release on January 13 in North America and on January 20 internationally.

“F##k it. we couldn’t help ourselves. it just feels right. after a crazy f###### year and with a full tour about to set off we asked ourselves what we were waiting for, and we just couldn’t come up with a great answer,” RTJ group members Killer Mike and El-P said in a joint statement. “You’ve been with us since we started this thing and it’s made such a huge difference in our lives to have your energy and love. Thank you. So as a gift to all of you who have allowed us to continue to do what we love: RTJ3. We busted our a#### on this one and we think we made something special this round. Grab it for free, buy it on any of the digital platforms you like or stream it. Physical copies will still be dropping in January as announced but until then: enjoy and we will see you on the road!”

2017 RUN THE WORLD TOUR DATES * with special guests The Gaslamp Killer, Nick Hook, Gangsta Boo, & Cuz

Jan 11 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory * (SOLD OUT)

Jan 12 Washington, DC @ Echostage * (SOLD OUT)

Jan 13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE * Jan 14 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues * (SOLD OUT)

Jan 16 Columbus, OH @ Express Live! * Jan 17 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works * (SOLD OUT)

Jan 18 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA *

Jan 20 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz * (SOLD OUT)

Jan 21 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle * (SOLD OUT)

Jan 23 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre *

Jan 24 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live *

Jan 25 Miami, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason *

Jan 29 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre *

Jan 30 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park * (SOLD OUT)

Feb 1 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall *

Feb 2 San Jose, CA @ City National Civic *

Feb 3 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater * (SOLD OUT)

Feb 5 Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre at Humboldt State University *

Feb 6 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * (SOLD OUT)

Feb 7 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo * (SOLD OUT)

Feb 8 Vancouver, BC @ PNE FORUM * (Additional tickets on sale 1/4 @ time)

Feb 10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *

Feb 11 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium *

Feb 13 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland *

Feb 14 St. Paul, MN @ Myth * Feb 15 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater *

Feb 17 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *

Feb 18 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre *

Feb 19 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall * (SOLD OUT)

Feb 21 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis *

Feb 22 Portland, ME @ State Theatre *

Feb 24 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues * (SOLD OUT)

Feb 25 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 * (SOLD OUT)

Feb 26 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 * (SOLD OUT)

Feb 27 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 * (Tickets on sale 1/6 @ 12pm ET)

Apr 3-8 Mayrhofen, Austria @ Snowbombing

May 26-28 Chillicothe, IL @ Sumer Camp Music Festival

Jun 2 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound

Jun 9 Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival

Jul 14-16 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festivals