Run the Jewels have been announced as the Official Record Store Day Ambassadors for 2018. El-P said on SiriusXM today, “I can’t tell you how proud I am to be the least wealthy Record Store Day Ambassador. This is a community that I’ve always been a part of, so when I was asked to do it, I said ‘of course!’ I’m honored and it means something to me…I’m really grateful to do this.” You can watch RTJ’s announcement video below.
Record Store Day 2018 happens April 21 at independent record stores around the globe. This year’s list of exclusive titles hasn’t been announced yet so stay tuned.
Meanwhile, Run the Jewels also have a new signature line of dark craft beers that they’ll be releasing via their brewery partners Interboro of NYC, Pipeworks of Chicago, and J. Wakefield of Miami. The first of those is Panther Like a Panther Stout which has completely different recipes at each of the three breweries: Interboro is producing a traditional Stout (available 2/17), Pipeworks is brewing a Porter blended with Bourbon barrel-aged beer (available 2/23), and J. Wakefield will have a coffee-infused Stout (available in April). There’s a poster for Panther Like a Panther Stout below.
Later this year, RTJ will release the Legend Has It Pilsner in April, and the Down Double IPA for October. Killer Mike and E-lP are also collaborating with Berlin’s BRLO craft brewery to create a version of the Legend Has It Pilsner infused with cannabis compound CBD to be released — you guessed it — on 4.20 and will be available across Europe.
In other news, Run the Jewels (who you may have heard in that Black Panther Lexus commercial during the Super Bowl) feature on a new single by Beyonce and Fischerspooner collaborator BOOTS (who was a producer on their last two albums). “Delete Delete,” which also features Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother / Fargo S2), is from BOOTS’ new EP and you can stream that and watch the “Delete Delete” video below.
RTJ will also soon be on tour with Lorde and Mitski, including Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 4 and NJ’s Prudential Center on April 6. All dates are listed below.
Run the Jewels – 2018 Tour Dates
Mar 01 2018Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
Mar 02 2018St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
Mar 03 2018Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Mar 05 2018Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Mar 08 2018Vancouver, BC, CanadaRogers Arena
Mar 09 2018Seattle, WA – KeyArena at the Seattle Center
Mar 10 2018Portland, OR – Moda Center at the Rose Garden
Mar 12 2018Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Mar 13 2018Oakland, CA – The Oracle Arena
Mar 14 2018Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Mar 16 2018Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Mar 18 2018Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Mar 19 2018Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Mar 21 2018Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Mar 23 2018St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Mar 24 2018Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Arena
Mar 25 2018Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Mar 27 2018Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
Mar 28 2018Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Mar 29 2018Toronto, ON, CanadaAir Canada Centre
Mar 31 2018Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Apr 02 2018Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Apr 03 2018Boston, MA – TD Garden
Apr 04 2018Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Apr 06 2018Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Apr 07 2018Uncasville, Montville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Apr 08 2018Washington D.C., DC – The Anthem
Apr 11 2018Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Apr 12 2018Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Apr 14 2018Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
Apr 15 2018Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena