“WHAT THEY WANT” OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED PLATINUM
In anticipation of his major label debut album There’s Really A Wolf, Atlanta-based DIY rapper and producer Russ has released new track “Cherry Hill” today – check it out here. The song is the first taste of what’s to come from his 20-song album, which is set to release both physically and digitally on May 5 via Columbia Records. Russ produced, mixed, mastered, engineered and wrote the entire album completely on his own, and it’s available for pre-order now. The album also features both of Russ’ Billboard Hot 100-charting breakthrough tracks, including the recently certified Platinum hit “What They Want” and “Losin Control,” which is currently Top 10 on Shazam in nearly 200 markets. See full track list below.
Acknowledged as one of the top artists to watch in 2017, Russ will embark on The Wake Up Tour next month, playing shows in over 30 cities across North America. Following five previous sold-out tours, The Wake Up Tour kicks off on May 16 in Baton Rouge, LA with additional stops including Winnipeg, Calgary, Philadelphia, his hometown Atlanta, Detroit and Los Angeles, before wrapping up in Chicago at Lollapolooza on August 5. Ticket bundles for the tour are available now here. Russ is also confirmed for other major summer festivals including Bonnaroo, Wayhome, Boston Calling, FVDED in the Park and Osheaga.
For 10 years, Russ has been doing it all himself. A self-proclaimed “DIY pioneer,” Russ produces, mixes, masters, engineers and writes all of his own music. His strong vision and self-belief has resulted in two Top 15 radio hits, 175 million total Youtube views to date, 3.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and over 225 million plays of his vast catalog, all sung word for word by his dedicated fan base at sold-out shows across the globe.
MAY 16 BATON ROUGE, LA VARSITY
MAY 17 NEW ORLEANS, LA HOWLIN WOLF
MAY 19 GULF SHORES, AL HANGOUT FEST
MAY 20 ORLANDO, FL VENUE 578
MAY 21 MIAMI, FL FILMORE
MAY 23 NORFOLK, VA NORVA
MAY 24 WASHINGTON, D.C. FILMORE
MAY 26 WALLINGFORD, CT THE DOME
MAY 27 BOSTON, MA BOSTON CALLING FESTIVAL
MAY 28 PORTLAND, ME ASYLUM
MAY 30 PHILADELPHIA, PA UNION TRANSFER
MAY 31 NEW YORK, NY TERMINAL 5
JUNE 3 BALTIMORE, MD SOUNDSTAGE
JUNE 4 RALEIGH, NC THE RITZ
JUNE 6 ATLANTA, GA TABERNACLE
JUNE 9 MANCHESTER, TN BONAROO
JUNE 10 CINCINNATI, OH BOGARTS
JUNE 11 PITTSBURGH, PA AE
JUNE 13 DETROIT, MI FILMORE
JUNE 14 COLUMBUS, OH EXPRESS LIVE
JUNE 18 MINNEAPOLIS, MN MYTH
JUNE 19 ST. LOUIS, MO PAGENT
JUNE 20 MEMPHIS, TN NEW DAISY
JUNE 22 DALLAS, TX SOUTHSIDE ROOM
JUNE 23 HOUSTON, TX – REVENTION
JUNE 24 SAN ANTONIO, TX TOBIN CENTER
JUNE 26 DENVER, CO FILMORE
JUNE 27 SALT LAKE CITY, UT SALT AIR
JUNE 29 PHOENIX, AZ RAWHIDE
JUNE 30 LOS ANGELES, CA SHRINE
JULY 1 SACRAMENTO, CA MEMORIAL AUD.
JULY 3 WINNIPEG, CAN RBC C.C.
JULY 4 CALGARY, CAN GREY EAGLE
JULY 5 EDMONTON, CAN SHAW C.C.
JULY 8 EUGENE, OR CUTHBERT AMP.
JULY 7 VANCOUVER, CAN FVDED IN THE PARK
JULY 9 SEATTLE, WA MAYMOORE PARK
JULY 29 TORONTO, CAN WAYHOME FESTIVAL
AUGUST 4 MONTREAL, CAN OSHEAGA FESTIVAL
AUGUST 5 CHICAGO, IL LOLLAPALOOZA FESTIVAL