Room 25 [...] captures the intensity of her live show and easily tops its predecessor. Like at her shows, the instrumentation on this album is so lively and airtight. It’s a refreshing change in an era where most major rap albums favor electronic production, but it’s not just praiseworthy solely because they play “actual instruments.” It’s praiseworthy because the instrumentation on this album is some of the finest instrumentation you’ll hear all year, regardless of genre. (The throwback string arrangements are a great touch too.) And at the forefront of it all is Noname, who has upped her game in every possible way. Her delivery is sharper, her lyricism is more attention-grabbing, and she has figured out how to harness the star power she has on display at her shows.
Chicago rapper Noname released her great new album Room 25 today, and the above quote is from our writeup of the album in Five Notable Releases of the Week. As good as her new album is, Noname and her live band are a must-see, so it's exciting news that she also announced a 2019 tour supporting the album.
Noname returns to NYC for two nights at Brooklyn Steel, January 5 and 6. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday, September 21 at 10 AM.
All dates are listed, with a stream of the new album, below.
Noname -- 2019 Tour Dates
1/2 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
1/3 - Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
1/4 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
1/5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
1/6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
1/9 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
1/11 - Boston, MA @ Royale
1/12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
1/14 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
1/17 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater
1/18 - Tampa, FL @ Ritz Ybor
1/19 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
1/21 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
1/23 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
1/24 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
1/25 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
1/26 - Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
2/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
3/15 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater