BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
After regaling Grammy Awards viewers on Sunday with a robust performance and taking home his first three career trophies, Chance the Rapper is announcing a summer tour.
The 23-year-old Chicago rapper, who made Grammy history by becoming the first act to be nominated – and win – based on a streaming-only release (“Coloring Book”), will launch a tour April 24 in California.
He’ll swing through Atlanta at 8 p.m. June 11 with a concert at Lakewood Amphitheatre. Tickets, priced at $36-$90.50, will go on sale at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 (note that the 100 level is a general admission pit with no seating). Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com, www.livenation.com and by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Chance last played Atlanta in October with a show at the Fox Theatre.
At Sunday’s Grammys, he earned awards for best new artist, best rap album and best rap performance (“No Problem”), which also landed a first-time Grammy for Atlanta’s 2 Chainz, who is featured on the song.
He added some gospel flair to the telecast with a performance of “How Great” and “All We Got,” with an assist from Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann.