Rap Sensation KYLE Announces THE LIGHTSPEED World Tour
Chart-topping rap sensation KYLE announces dates for his upcoming "THE LIGHTSPEED WORLD TOUR," his biggest headline tour to date with special guests Marc E. Bassy and tobi lou. The 29-city North American leg of the tour - which comes on the heels of the 25-year-old rapper's recent stint as special guest on longtime friend Logic's blockbuster "Bobby Tarantino Vs. Everybody Tour" - kicks off on October 8th at San Francisco, CA's The Warfield and concludes with a show in Hollywood, CA on November 17th (see attached itinerary). From there, he heads overseas for the European leg of the tour, kicking off in December with shows in Denmark, Germany, France and more. Today's tour announcement also arrives alongside the release of "Playinwitme Remix ft Logic & Kehlani" which is available for download/streaming here: https://kyle.lnk.to/PlayinwitmeRemix.
- Fan presales begin tomorrow, August 21st at 10 am (local)
- Spotify pre-sales begin Wednesday, August 22nd at 10 am (local)
- Local pre-sales begin Thursday, August 23rd at 10 am (local)
- General on-sale begins Friday, August 24th at 10 am (local)
Spotify Fans First Presales give users early access to concert tickets from their favorite artists while celebrating and rewarding the fan community with exclusive offers and invites. All presales conclude on Thursday, August 23rd at 10 pm with the general on-sale beginning on Friday, August 24th at 10 am - all in local time. For complete details on "THE LIGHTSPEED WORLD TOUR," please visit www.superduperkyle.com.
The upcoming live dates celebrate the recent release of KYLE's acclaimed debut album, LIGHT OF MINE, available for streaming and download via independently popular./Atlantic Records HERE. Released in May, the album is officially RIAA Gold-certified and features the fan-favorite songs "To the Moon," "Games," "Ikuyo (Feat. 2 Chainz & Sophia Black)," "Babies (feat. Alessia Cara)" and the now RIAA Gold-certified song of summer, "Playinwitme (Feat. Kehlani)." The album also includes the 4x-platinum certified breakout hit single "iSpy (Feat. Lil Yachty)," which was the 9th most streamed track of 2017, peaking at #1 on Billboard's "Top Rap Songs" and "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs" charts. The song's Colin Tilley-directed companion visual has garnered nearly 250 million individual views on YouTube.
KYLE will star in the lead role in the upcoming Netflix film, The After Party, set to premiere August 24th. The After Party is directed and written by Ian Edelman (How To Make It In America,) with Q, Jamie Patricof, Katie McNeill, Douglas Banker, Trevor Engelson, Jake Stein and Heather Parry serving as producers. The 25-year-old rapper leads a star-studded cast that also includes Harrison Holzer, Shelley Hennig, Teyana Taylor, Jordan Rock, Amin Joseph, Andy Buckley and Blair Underwood. The After Party also features a series of high-profile celebrity cameos from Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, DJ Khaled, Ski Mask the Slump God, Desiigner, Pusha T, Jadakiss, Tee Grizzley, Young M.A. and more.
As if all that weren't enough, KYLE has been prominently featured in a number of recent brand campaigns, including McDonald's and Sprite's "That's The MIX" campaign launching MIX by Sprite™ Tropic Berry, highlighted by an exclusive new track and visual. This Summer, KYLE was one of the faces of Sprite's "Fresh Faces Series" summer campaign alongside Logic, Madeintyo, Jay Versace and Wondagurl. In addition, KYLE is featured in GAP's recent #MeetMeInTheGap campaign alongside such notable cultural figures as artist/trans advocate Chella Man, writer/art curator/activist Kimberly Drew Drew, artist Carlotta Kohl, model Kevlin Davis, and violinist/activist Enzima.
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KYLE has fast become one of contemporary hip-hop's most exciting and diverse new superstars. The Ventura, CA native - who has collaborated with the likes of Chance the Rapper, G-Eazy, Logic, Kehlani, Charlie Puth, Ty Dolla $ign, Miguel, and more - was named to the 2017 XXL Freshman Class (alongside A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PnB Rock, XXXTentacion and Playboy Carti, among others), while also being featured in a wide array of publications spanning Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, GQ, PAPER, NYLON, and The FADER. In November 2017, KYLE teamed up with UGG to become the ambassador for the brand's Fall/Winter 2017 partnership with FootAction, as well as the serving as the face of ESPN's College Basketball campaign. In May, KYLE celebrated his 25th birthday with the release of his debut album LIGHT OF MINE, which featured appearances by Kehlani, Alessia Cara, 2 Chainz and more.
Along with its popular success, LIGHT OF MINE has received wide-ranging critical praise, with Pitchfork hailing it as "an exceedingly joyous and self-aware slice of pop rap," adding, "(KYLE) is the sun and breeze peeking through the darkened haze of drug-addicted SoundCloud raps and hood politicians burdened by an eternal cynicism-entertainment that is free of collateral damage. KYLE is peddling joy because he knows the world needs it -because he, himself, needs it." NME declared LIGHT OF MINE to be "a courageous effort doubling as a self-help soundtrack to anyone struggling with life's endeavors...judging by the strength of LIGHT OF MINE alone, though, 2018 could be his for the taking."
Known for his energetic live shows, KYLE has made number of national television appearances in recent months, including performances on the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, and the 2017 Teen Choice Awards. KYLE took Coachella by storm earlier this year, lighting up the main stage along with surprise guest Chance The Rapper for an electrifying performances of their smash 2015 collaboration, "Wanna Be Cool."