Nas Tour Schedule Update: Rapper Announces 'Time Is Illmatic' Tour Dates, Documentary Release in Fall
While celebrating the 20-year anniversary of his critically acclaimed, iconic debut album "Illmatic," Nas announces his upcoming tour, which is set to feature screenings of his documentary "Nas: Time Is Illmatic."
The Queensbridge emcee will take stages across North America this fall, kicking off on Oct. 2 in Rochester, New York and closing on Oct. 19 in Oakland, California. His Tribeca Film documentary will screen on select dates, before he performs his 1994 10-track debut -- which is considered as one of hip-hop's most influential albums -- in its entirety.
In addition, "Nas: Time Is Illmatic" will open via Tribeca Film beginning in New York on Oct. 1 with more cities to follow and be available on demand and iTunes on Oct. 3.
"When we started this project, Erik Parker and I couldn't imagine that audiences would one day be able to experience the film with a live performance of 'Illmatic,' the album that started it all," said director One9 in a statement on official Nasir Jones website. "It will make each night a truly special moment for the culture. We are sure people of all generations will be inspired by the story of Nas, the Jones family, and electrified by a live performance.
See below for the tour dates (* Will not be screening "Nas: Time Is Illamtic"):
Oct. 2 - Rochester, NY (NY Main Street Armory*)
Oct. 3 - Albany, NY (NY Palace Theatre)
Oct. 4 - Washington DC (Lincoln Theatre Matinee)
Oct. 5 - Glenside, PA (Keswick Theatre)
Oct. 8 - Toronto, ON (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
Oct. 9 - Detroit, MI (The Fillmore Detroit)
Oct. 10 - Hammond, IN (Horseshoe)
Oct. 11 - Lincoln, NE (Bourbon Theatre*)
Oct. 12 - Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre)
Oct. 15 - Seattle, WA (Moore Theatre)
Oct. 16 - Vancouver, BC (Vogue Theatre)
Oct. 17 - Las Vegas, NV (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas*)
Oct. 18 - Los Angeles, CA (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 19 - Oakland, CA (Fox Theatre)