“The ride is about to get wilder…”
So promises a news release for the upcoming tour by rapper/singer-songwriter Travis Scott in support of his recently released album, “Astroworld.”
And, Cleveland, the “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” Tour is coming your way — Dec. 4 at Quicken Loans Arena.
We’ll let the release tell you a bit about Scott:
“Like the wildest rollercoaster imaginable, Missouri City, Texas-born and Los Angeles-based multiplatinum iconoclast Travis Scott flips popular music, culture and fashion upside down. Bathed in bright lights, scents of carnival pleasures, and the climactic screams of millions worldwide, his third full-length album, ‘Astroworld’ [Cactus Jack Records/Epic Records], opened up as the undisputed, undeniable, and ultimate musical attraction of 2018. Upon arrival, it catapulted to #1 on the Billboard Top 200, earned the ‘second highest debut of the year,’ and raised the bar by achieving the ‘biggest ever first-week streaming total for Sony Music’ with 349.43 million streams worldwide in under seven days. Not to mention, it emerged as ‘the best Epic Records debut since 1999’ with total sales of 537,000-270,000 comprised of traditional sales. This notably marked the highest pure sales week of the year as well. Acclaimed by Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and more and gracing the cover of GQ, this takeover paved the way for his second MTV VMA performance, Astroworld Festival in Houston, and the gargantuan ‘Astroworld: Wish You Were Here’ in 2018 and 2019.”
And the folks responsible for this release didn’t forget to hype the tour hard.
“Known for his explosively wild performances, the history-making Houston superstar will launch his biggest tour yet this fall: “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here.” Bringing the amusement park of his chart-dominating critically acclaimed blockbuster ‘Astroworld’ to life on stage, the artist has envisioned a show unlike anything done before and unlikely to be topped.”
Stream of the week: I’m falling, slowly but surely, in love with the lush-and-dreamy “The Waves, The Wake,” the latest album from complex folk-rock act Great Lake Swimmers. Given my adoration with Canadian rock acts, I shouldn’t have been surprised to learn this interesting outfit comes from our neighbor to the north. They have a few earlier recordings I needed to explore, but for now I’m content to swim with the just-released “The Waves, The Wake,” which hooks me from the opener, “The Talking Wind.” Check out the band’s video for another new track, “Alone but Not Alone.”
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