Houston rapper Maxo Kream will be embarking on his “Brandon Banks” headlining fall tour. Kicking off on October 16th in New Orleans, the tour will hit major markets across the US including Atlanta, New York, Chicago and San Francisco before wrapping in El Paso, TX on November 17th. The tour, which was first announced on Wednesday, will feature direct support from Q Da Fool. Tickets are available to purchase now. For more information and to purchase tickets please click HERE.
Maxo also shares today the track list for his forthcoming album, Brandon Banks which is out July 19th via Big Persona/88 Classic/RCA Records. The album, which is his first under the newly inked major label deal, will include features from Travis Scott, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Ferg, KCG Josh and fellow Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion who appears on the previously released track, “She Live.”
The culmination of a journey from struggle to triumph, Brandon Banks brings listeners back into the world of Maxo Kream–a world that contrasts the grim realities of poverty with the luxurious life of a successful rapper. Born Emekwanem Ogugua Biosah Jr., Maxo grew up idolizing his father who spent much of Maxo’s youth in-and-out of prison–in his illegal enterprise, his father used the code name Brandon Banks. The upcoming album finds Maxo grappling with his newfound fame–as a budding star, Maxo has no need to return to his previous life, but he is still very attached to friends and family in the street, who he is not quite able to lift out of their circumstances.
Though it’s heavily informed by Maxo’s past, as depicted in his previous albums Maxo 187 and Punken, which earned “Best Of 2018” honors from Noisey, The AV Club, FACT Mag, and DJ Booth, and others, Brandon Banks is an album firmly rooted in the present, with appearances from some of the biggest names in rap. The upcoming album is led by recent singles, including “Meet Again,” listed by Esquire, Billboard, and Vulture as one of 2019’s best songs so far and boasts a video directed by Shomi Patwary. The album also includes “Still” and “She Live,” featuring fellow Houston emcee Megan Thee Stallion.
“Brandon Banks” Headlining Tour Dates October 16th – New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues October 17th – Dallas, TX – House of Blues October 18th – Houston, TX – House of Blues October 19th – Austin, TX – Emos Ballroom October 22nd – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West October 23rd – Charlotte, NC – The Underground October 25th – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall October 26th – New York, NY – SOB’s October 27th – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry October 29th – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall October 31st – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop November 1st – Detroit, MI – El Club November 2nd – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge November 3rd – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry November 5th – Denver, CO – Cervantes – Other Side November 8th – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey November 9th – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club November 10th – Portland, OR – Hawthorne November 12th – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s November 16th – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock November 17th – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace