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Better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, Thebe Kgositsile has a background as diverse as his music. The American rapper and member of the Los Angeles hip hop collective LFWGKTA (known as Odd Future) is the son of a law professor and a South African poet and political activist. Schooled in a therapeutic retreat for at-risk boys outside the Samoan capital of Apia, his return to the U.S. reignited a spark and an interest in his rhyming style and dark lyrical content.
It's true that Earl Sweatshirt was actually discovered via his MySpace account, and was once known by the moniker Sly Tendencies. And though he came to Odd Future without a finished mixtape or showcase project, he was quickly featured in mainstream publications such as Billboard and made an appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Shortly thereafter, his debut studio album, "Earl," was released as a free digital download.
Despite positive reviews for his freshman project, Sweatshirt had a bit of a tumultuous time thereafter. He apparently stopped making music with Odd Future, was sent to Samoa by his mother and had previously unreleased material released through a mixtape during his time abroad. No one was aware of his return to the U.S. until a video surfaced of him on YouTube previewing a new song, and his official return to Odd Future was marked on March 15, 2012.
What's Sweatshirt been up to lately? Back in the fall of 2012 he released the solo single "Chum," and on March 6 he premiered three new songs off the album "Doris." He'll also be performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and at Bonnaroo.
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Earl Sweatshirt Embarks on Lengthy Summer Tour
Taking cues from his Odd Future bestie, Tyler, the Creator, without much fanfare Earl Sweatshirt has dropped a new album and coinciding tour dates for the summer. I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside is the rapper's second full-length release. The IDLSIDGO tour kicked off on May 13 in Santa Cruz, CA, at The…Read more
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Earl Sweatshirt Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/22/2015 Dallas TX South Side Music Hall 05/22/2015 El Paso TX Cleveland Square Park 05/21/2015 Austin TX Emo's Austin 05/19/2015 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 05/18/2015 Tempe AZ Club Red 05/15/2015 Las Vegas NV Body English 05/14/2015 Sacramento CA Ace of Spades 05/13/2015 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 05/09/2015 Houston TX Warehouse Live 05/08/2015 New Orleans LA Republic New Orleans 05/03/2015 Miami FL Grand Central 05/02/2015 Orlando FL Venue 578 04/30/2015 Tampa FL The Orpheum 04/29/2015 Atlanta GA Masquerade 04/26/2015 Raleigh NC The Ritz 04/25/2015 Charlotte NC Amos' Southend 04/24/2015 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 04/23/2015 Silver Spring MD The Fillmore Silver Spring 04/20/2015 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts 04/18/2015 New York NY Best Buy Theater 04/16/2015 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 04/14/2015 Toronto ON The Opera House 04/08/2015 West Hollywood CA House of Blues Sunset Strip 04/07/2015 San Francisco CA The Warfield 04/04/2015 Millvale PA Mr. Small's Funhouse 04/03/2015 Cincinnati OH Bogarts 04/02/2015 Columbus OH Park Street Saloon 04/01/2015 Detroit MI Saint Andrews Hall 03/31/2015 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection 03/27/2015 Minneapolis MN Mill City Nights 03/25/2015 Lawrence KS Granada
Earl Sweatshirt Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/23/2014 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 11/08/2014 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Sports Arena 08/23/2014 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Sports Arena 07/19/2014 Chicago IL Metro 07/18/2014 Chicago IL Union Park 07/11/2014 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 07/04/2014 London London Finsbury Park 07/04/2014 Birmingham Perry Park 06/08/2014 New York NY Randalls Island 06/07/2014 New York NY Irving Plaza 06/06/2014 New York NY Randalls Island 06/03/2014 Strasbourg Bas-rhin La Laiterie 05/31/2014 Paris Parc De Bagatelle 05/29/2014 Feyzin B9 L'Epicerie Moderne 05/27/2014 Rouen Le 106 05/25/2014 Shakopee MN Canterbury Park 05/10/2014 Fort Lauderdale FL Revolution Live 05/08/2014 Charlotte NC Amos' Southend 05/07/2014 Birmingham AL Iron City 05/06/2014 Atlanta GA Masquerade 05/05/2014 Jacksonville FL Freebird Live 05/03/2014 North Myrtle Beach SC House of Blues Myrtle Beach 05/02/2014 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 03/27/2014 London London O2 Academy Islington 03/26/2014 Dublin D The Academy 03/25/2014 Manchester Gtm Manchester Academy 2 03/24/2014 Glasgow Glasgow City The Garage 03/23/2014 London Lbh Electric Brixton 03/21/2014 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 03/20/2014 Brussels Bru Ancienne Belgique 03/19/2014 Paris Ville De Paris Le Trabendo 03/18/2014 Zurich ZH Komplex 457 03/16/2014 Munich BY Strom 03/15/2014 Koln NW Luxor 03/12/2014 Austin TX The Belmont 03/10/2014 Copenhagen ?? Pumpehuset 03/09/2014 Stockholm AB Debaser Medis 03/06/2014 Helsinki ?? Nosturi 02/22/2014 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 02/21/2014 Pawtucket RI The Met 02/20/2014 New York NY Webster Hall 02/18/2014 Norfolk VA The Norva 02/17/2014 Washington DC 9:30 Club 02/06/2014 Melbourne Vic Palace Theatre 02/04/2014 Newtown ?? Enmore Theatre 01/13/2014 Denver CO Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom 01/12/2014 Fort Collins CO Aggie Theatre
Earl Sweatshirt Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/20/2013 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 11/09/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Sports Arena 10/31/2013 Vancouver BC Vogue Theatre 10/30/2013 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre 10/29/2013 Eugene OR Wow Hall 10/29/2013 Eugene OR Wow Hall 10/28/2013 San Francisco CA Slims 10/27/2013 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 10/27/2013 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 10/26/2013 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 10/24/2013 Tempe AZ Club Red 10/22/2013 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 10/15/2013 Chicago IL Metro 10/14/2013 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe 10/12/2013 Ann Arbor MI Blind Pig 10/10/2013 Millvale PA Mr. Small's Funhouse 10/08/2013 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts 10/07/2013 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 10/06/2013 Cambridge MA The Sinclair 09/14/2013 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 09/07/2013 San Bernardino CA San Manuel Amphitheater 08/22/2013 Paris Ile Stade de France 08/21/2013 London Hmf KOKO 08/20/2013 Glasgow Glg Bellahouston Park 08/03/2013 Toronto ON Fort York National Historic Site 08/02/2013 Toronto ON Sound Academy 07/28/2013 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 07/27/2013 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 07/26/2013 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre 07/25/2013 Toledo OH Headliners 07/24/2013 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 07/23/2013 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 07/21/2013 Buffalo NY Buffalo Outer Harbor 07/18/2013 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 07/17/2013 Wallingford CT The Dome at Oakdale Theatre 06/26/2013 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/13/2013 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 05/30/2013 Tokyo Liquid Room 05/25/2013 Dallas TX South Side Ballroom 05/24/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/24/2013 Austin TX Austin Music Hall 05/23/2013 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 05/22/2013 Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 05/20/2013 San Francisco CA The Regency Ballroom 05/19/2013 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 05/18/2013 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 05/17/2013 Sacramento CA Ace of Spades 05/15/2013 Chico CA Senator Theatre 05/14/2013 Reno NV Knitting Factory Concert House 05/12/2013 Eugene OR Wow Hall 05/11/2013 Ashland OR Ashland Armory 05/10/2013 New York NY Multiple NYC Venues 05/10/2013 New York NY Multiple NYC Venues 05/10/2013 New York NY Element 05/08/2013 Spokane WA Knitting Factory Concert House 05/05/2013 Boise ID Knitting Factory - Boise 05/02/2013 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre 04/30/2013 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 04/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 03/13/2013 Austin TX Scoot Inn
Earl Sweatshirt Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 09/11/2012 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 09/09/2012 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom 07/26/2012 New York NY Best Buy Theater