I caught Yungblud before he blew up and he blew me away. I called it then that this kid would be the next big thing and now, here we are, right about a year later and this young rapper is taking over First Avenue on Wednesday, October 2nd.
Yungblud is the hip-hop-influenced rock outfit created by musician Dominic Harrison. Born in Yorkshire, England, the singer/songwriter was raised in a musical family. His father was a vintage guitar dealer and his grandfather played with T. Rex. Influenced by Bob Dylan, the Clash, and the Beatles, he played guitar and sang from a young age.
In 2017, when he was 19, he issued his debut single, “King Charles,” a genre-blending protest song that fell somewhere between early Arctic Monkeys, Jamie T, and Rat Boy. He followed with the song “I Love You, Will You Marry Me,” which incorporated some dub and grime elements. A major-label deal with Geffen yielded Yungblud’s first collection, an eponymous 2018 EP that included his first two singles alongside three new tracks. The title track and lead single from his 21st Century Liability LP appeared in May of that year.
Missio will be kicking off the show and, having recently seen them headline a show, I can tell you that you will not want to miss this opener. Two bearded Austin, TX musical misfits with an affinity for D.I.Y. electro-trap production, clever lyrical quips, and sticky alternative hooks, Missio regularly subvert expectations. Case in point, an upbeat lullaby-esque melody about, “Throwing middle fingers in the air” introduced the duo—Matthew Brue & David Butler—to audiences everywhere with the aptly titled breakout single, “Middle Fingers.”
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Remaining Tour Dates:
Sept. 19 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory
Sept. 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Sept. 23 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Sept. 24 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Sept. 25 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Sept. 27 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
Sept. 28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Sept. 29 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Oct. 1 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Oct. 2 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Oct. 4 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Oct. 5 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Oct. 6 – Toronto, ON, CA – The Danforth Music Hall
Oct. 9 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theatre
Oct. 10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Oct. 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Oct. 14 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Oct. 16 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Oct. 17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club