The announcement follows the release of Keem’s new album, The Melodic Blue, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart, earning Keem his first top 40 achievement and critical acclaim from publications such as Rolling Stone who stated “[he] is sharp, focused…much of Keem’s appeal lies in his adaptability…this multifaceted freshman has a knack for hitting a plucky pocket as well as crafting a mellifluous hook.”
In a string of announcements since then, Keem has re-released The Melodic Blue with a new Brent Faiyaz feature on “lost souls” and added hit tracks “hooligan” and “no sense,” put out two new videos for “issues” and “first order of business,” and performed “issues” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, his first late-night TV appearance.
THE MELODIC BLUE NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES
|Santa Ana, CA
San Diego, CA
San Antonio, TX
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
The Observatory North Park
South Side Music Hall
Paradise Rock Club
Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Fonda Theatre
The Regency Ballroom
The Melodic Blue is Keem’s third project following 2018’s cult record The Sound of Bad Habit and 2019’s Die for My Bitch, which featured the breakout hit, “Orange Soda.” He has appeared on the cover of i-D, XXL, Crack and Numero, starred in the pgLang for Calvin Klein campaign and performed live this summer at festivals including Lyrical Lemonade and Made In America. Notwithstanding, 2021 has seen Keem feature on Kanye’s DONDA, with his own feature releases including “family ties” with Kendrick Lamar and “durag activity” with Travis Scott.
Fourteen of the album’s tracks feature production by Keem himself, with other notable producers including CardoGotWings, Jahaan Sweet, Sounwave, 30 Roc, Scott Bridgeway and Dahi.
Keem is artist one to partner with pgLang, Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free’s at-service company which launched in March 2020. A visual mission statement titled ‘welcome to pgLang’, starring Baby Keem, can be seen at www.pg-lang.com.
Tickets available here beginning at 10am local time Friday, October 8.
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