by Andrew Sacher

El-P in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)

As mentioned, Killer Mike and El-P, who previously teamed up with El-P produced Killer Mike's 2012 album R.A.P. Music and when Mike rapped a verse on El-P's Cancer for Cure, are teaming up again this year under the name Run the Jewels. The duo will release a "free album and limited edition items" this June via Fool's Gold. The first song from the album, "Get It," should appeal to anyone who liked "Butane (Champions Anthem)" or "Tougher Colder Killer", and the way they're quickly trading verses here sounds like they're having even more fun than before. You can download that one above or stream it below.

Killer Mike is currently on tour with Big Boi (and he just brought out El-P at their Brooklyn Bowl show), but when that tour ends, Run the Jewels will go on their own tour. Support on that tour comes from El-P and Killer Mike's past tourmate Despot and ex-Das Racist member Kool AD. It culminates in NYC with a show on August 14 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but you can check ticketmaster for updates.

All dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...


Run the Jewels - "Get It"

Run the Jewels

Killer Mike -- 2013 Tour Dates
04/30 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre *
05/01 Chicago, IL Park West *
05/03 Milwaukee, WI The Rave/Eagles Club *
05/21 London, England XOYO
05/22 Barcelona, Spain Primavera Sound Festival
05/24 George, WA Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/04 Orlando, FL The Plaza "Live" *
06/06 Jacksonville, FL Brewsters Roc Bar *
06/13 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
06/14 Washington, DC Howard Theatre *
06/18 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel *
06/29 Kansas City, KS Kanrocksas 2013
07/10 Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Blues Festival %
07/11 Toronto, Ontario Hoxton %
07/12 Mariaville, NY Camb Bisco %
07/13 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar %
07/14 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival %
07/16 Nashville, TN Exit In %
07/17 St. Louis, MO Firebird %
07/18 Iowa City, IA Gabe's Oasis %
07/19 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater %
07/20 Madison, WI UW Memorial Union %
07/21 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Festival %
07/24 Edmonton, Alberta Starlite Room %
07/25 Calgary, Alberta Republik %
07/26 Vancouver, British Columbia Biltmore %
07/27 Seattle, WA Capitol Hill Block Party %
07/28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre %
07/30 San Francisco, CA The Independent %
08/01 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex %
08/02 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory %
08/03 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom %
08/05 Austin, TX Mohawk %
08/06 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon %
08/07 Atlanta, GA Masquerade %
08/08 Asheville, NC Orange Peel %
08/09 Chapel Hill, NC Cat's Cradle %
08/10 Washington, DC 9:30 Club %
08/12 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer %
08/13 Boston, MA Paradise %
08/14 New York, NY Webster Hall %

* - w/ Big Boi
% - Run the Jewels tour w/ support from Despot and Kool AD

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