Noname announces US tour in support of Telefone mixtape

Noname announces US tour in support of Telefone mixtape
Photo: Bryan Lamb

Chicago MC Noname (Fatimah Warner) had actually announced her Telefone mixtape four years ago without a specified release date, so imagine the surprise of fans who had previously witnessed (and were blown away by) her Chance the Rapper affiliation when said mixtape finally saw the light of a graciously free release this past summer. The mixtape was one of our favorites for the month of August, and it furthers your appreciation if you acknowledge the stated goals around the time of its initial formulation: it’s “meant to feel like you’re talking to someone you like on the phone for the first time, exploring their likes and dislikes, dreams and aspirations, and their ideas about the world around them.” And so it did in lieu of me actually talking on the phone, since I only do that when the online ordering system is down for the local pizza place.

The “dreams and aspirations” of Noname fans continue to be fulfilled, because she’s just announced her very first headlining tour in support of the aforementioned Telefone. Check the full list of dates below, and props to her for making this a genuinely national endeavor. Let’s all dial in to a diverse American conference call.


11.19.16 - Chicago, IL - Museum of Contemporary Art
12.10.16 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
12.30.16 - Rosemont, IL - Reaction NYE
01.14.16 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
02.11.16 - Milwaukee, WI - Miramar Theatre
02.12.16 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
02.15.16 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
02.16.16 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
02.18.16 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
02.19.16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood
02.20.16 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
02.22.16 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge
02.24.16 - Iowa City, IA - Ballroom at The University of Iowa
02.25.16 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
02.26.16 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
02.28.16 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
03.01.16 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
03.02.16 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
03.03.16 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs
03.05.16 - Toronto, ON - Adelaide Hall
03.06.16 - Detroit, MI - El Club

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