M.I.A. and Rye Rye will hit the Windy City for a pair of shows next week at the Vic Theatre. M.I.A. is touring in support of her latest release, MAYA, which hit stores this summer. Rye Rye, who M.I.A. first discovered at the tender age of 16 thanks to her homie Blaqstarr, is joining M.I.A. and will be showcasing pieces of her forthcoming debut album Go! Pop! Bang!. The album will be released early next year via Interscope and M.I.A.’s imprint N.E.E.T. Records. The project contains production from Blaqstarr, M.I.A., Diplo, plus Count and Sinden. It’s been getting some good early reviews, with Paper Magazine predicting that it “… will take over car stereos one impossibly ear-catching kinetic party jam at a time.”
We have a pair of tickets to give away for the Thursday (9.30.10) show. In order to win the tickets you must send an email to RubyHornet@gmail.com with subject header “M.I.A. and Rye Rye tickets”. Tell us the name of the DJ Blaqstarr song featuring Rye Rye that caught M.I.A.’s attention and led to this union and the tickets are yours.
You must include your full name, and age. The contest is only open to our twitter followers (twitter.com/rubyhornet). Hit the jump for more tour dates.
9/21 Montreal, QC Metropolis
9/22 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
9/26 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
9/27 New York, NY Terminal 5
9/29 Chicago, IL The Vic
9/30 Chicago, IL The Vic
10/03 Ithaca, NY Cornell University
10/04 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
10/05 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
10/09 Austin, TX Zilker Park, Austin City Limits Festival
10/12 Oakland CA Fox Theater
10/14 Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theater
10/17 Seattle, WA Showbox