Cousin Stizz announces “One Night Only” tour, despite the tour taking place across several nights

Cousin Stizz announces "One Night Only" tour, despite the tour taking place across several nights
Best. 26 Nights. EVER.

If you were to somehow grab hold of a time-traveling DeLorean and travel aaaaaaaaaaaall the way back to 2013 to ask a four-years-younger Cousin Stizz if he could see himself signing a contract with one of the big three record labels (I’m considering RCA’s progenitor in this case) less than a year after releasing his second mixtape, I’m guessing he’d probably tell you…”fuck the Lakers!” Or, on second thought, he’d probably at least say something like: “Noooooo way! I guess I’d better keep up the rapping, then and take every opportunity that comes! But still, Kobe is overrated!” Etc.

And while that reaction is pretty in-line with his being a passionate native of Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, it also squares pretty well with the dude’s seemingly unwavering sense of humility — a trait he may well have picked up while navigating the dichotomy of growing up in the self-described “hood” while attending high school in the wealthy suburbs — coupled with the kind of widescreen-dreaming open-mindedness that has landed him where he’s at today.

So, where is he at today, anyway? Let’s see: the essentially brand new One Night Only mixtape — his first release under an RCA backdrop — just came out a few months back, and it represents Stizz’s first tangible foray into a grandiose music world. And the first verse on the track “Jealous” attests to a full embrace. “It’s your time,” he’s telling himself in his head. Then a label exec actually busts in the room and repeats that line with a slight addendum: “It’s your time…to go on tour!”

So…uh, logically, he’s just announced…a, um, North American headlining tour.

Sorry if that seems a bit on-the-nose…but if it helps, the tour is pretty stacked, and it begins in October in Philly and lasts all the way til’ turkey time — which, probably not-coincidentally, is just about the time when the NBA season really starts cooking.

10.11.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Coda
10.13.17 - Cleveland, OH - Grog
10.14.17 - Ann Arbor, MI - Bling Pig
10.15.17 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
10.18.17 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
10.19.17 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s
10.22.17 - Denver, CO - Cervantes Other Side
10.23.17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court Gallery
10.27.17 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
10.28.17 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne
10.30.17 - Oakland, CA - Brick + Mortar
10.31.17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
11.01.17 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory (Constellation Room)
11.02.17 - San Diego, CA - The House of Blues (Voodoo Room)
11.03.17 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
11.04.17 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
11.06.17 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live-Studio
11.97.17 - Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
11.08.17 - Dallas TX - Club Dada
11.11.17 - New Orleans, LA - Parish
11.12.17 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
11.13.17 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
11.14.17 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
11.16.17 - New York, NY - SOBs
11.17.17 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met
11.24.17 - Boston, MA - The House of Blues

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