Chance The Rapper and co. wrapped up their “Social Experiment Tour” yesterday in Los Angeles with a performance at the Nokia Theater. Before heading there, though, they made a stop at the Arsenio Hall Show where Chance, backed by his band of Peter CottonTale, Nico Segal, Nate Fox and Greg Landfair, and looking fresh to death in custom “Social Experiment” letterman jackets, played their re-arranged live version of “Chain Smoker” off of Acid Rap, which has steadily been making the rounds at the top of nearly everyone’s top albums of the year list.
Throughout the performance Chano seemed to be reveling in the moment, soaking in the feeling of having propelled himself to this very point. As Chance closes the book on a historic 2013, his performance on “Arsenio” seemed to be a sort of revelatory moment. Watch the full streaming video below from last night and scroll just a little further for Chance’s hilarious interview with Nardwuar while he was on tour in Vancouver.