RUN THE JEWELS ANNOUNCE ARTJ, AUGMENTED REALITY APP


RUN THE JEWELS ANNOUNCE ARTJ, AUGMENTED REALITY APP, UNLOCKING NEW ELEMENTS OF ALBUM ART
 
PHYSICAL VERSION OF THE SELF-RELEASED NEW ALBUM RUN THE JEWELS 3 OUT TODAY IN THE US, WORLDWIDE JANUARY 20
 
RUN THE WORLD TOUR NOW UNDERWAY
 
CHECK A VIDEO PREVIEW OF ARTJ, GRAB THE ALBUM, & BUY CONCERT TICKETS AT RUNTHEJEWELS.COM
 
After taking the internet by storm with the surprise Christmas Eve digital release of Run The Jewels 3, rap super-duo Run The Jewels have released the physical edition of the album in the US today, with copies landing in stores worldwide on January 20. In keeping with their fiercely independent spirit, this album marks the group's first time releasing music without a record label behind them, and is a proudly DIY effort.
 
In conjunction with the long awaited physical release of Run The Jewels 3, the duo is unveiling its latest adventure in cutting-edge expression, ARTJ. An Augmented Reality-based platform uniting RTJ's passion for art & technology with their desire to reach fans in new and compelling ways, ARTJ will support and augment the global creative marketing campaign for the new album. Art from the duo's vinyl, CD, posters, stickers, even t-shirts and digital images, have all been enabled for AR, and unlock customized RTJ content on the user's phone when pointed at the image. Featuring original content from RTJ visual allies Tim SaccentiHector Arias, & Nick Gazin (with more artists TBA), and developed by mobile app company Experture, this marks the first phase of the wider ARTJ marketing activations that Team RTJ are rolling out throughout the year, with content updated and new images released regularly. Fans and curiosity seekers can download the ARTJ app from App Store here, and watch an awesome demo of ARTJ here: https://youtu.be/KnqiZeWLl9Y
 
ARTJ was initially teased by RTJ's El-P on the duo's acclaimed Beats 1 radio show WRTJ, whose second season debuted last Friday. The show returns today, and every Friday, at 5pm EST (with encore broadcasts Saturdays at 11pm PST). Hear El-P talk more about ARTJ here: https://soundcloud.com/runthejewels/artj/s-zjXvz
 
Finally, the group's epic Run The World tour kicked off Wednesday night with a momentous sold out show in Philadelphia. As announced last week, Nick Hook and Gangsta Boo were added to the bill, joining special guests The Gaslamp Killer and Cuz as support for the North American leg. A full list of dates & additional information is below. To purchase tickets, visit runthejewels.com.
 
 
SELECT PRESS QUOTES ON RUN THE JEWELS 3
 
"Run the Jewels 3 is the pair's third full-length album in three and a half years... This new album is the most successful of the lot - calmer but not remotely calm, more emotional but not at all tender." -NEW YORK TIMES
 
"By far the best produced record of their trilogy... RTJ3 is a reckoning" - PITCHFORK
 
 "The greatest exemplars of righteous chaos since Ice Cube dapped up the Bomb Squad." - SPIN
 
"The most buzzed-about act in rap. 5 out of 5." - NME
 
 "A riot in sound... two of the era's most gifted MC's." - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

RTJ3 TRACK LIST
 
1. Down (feat. Joi)
2. Talk To Me
3. Legend Has It
4. Call Ticketron
5. Hey Kids (Bumaye) (feat. Danny Brown)
6. Stay Gold
7. Don't Get Captured
8. Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) (feat. Tunde Adebimpe)
9. 2100 (feat. BOOTS)
10. Panther Like a Panther (Miracle Mix) (feat. Trina)
11. Everybody Stay Calm
12. Oh Mama
13. Thursday in the Danger Room (feat. Kamasi Washington)
14. Report to the Shareholders/Kill Your Masters
 
2017 RUN THE WORLD TOUR DATES
* with special guests The Gaslamp Killer, Nick Hook, Gangsta Boo, & Cuz
 
Jan 13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE * (SOLD OUT)
Jan 14 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues * (SOLD OUT)
Jan 16 Columbus, OH @ Express Live! * (SOLD OUT)
Jan 17 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works * (SOLD OUT)
Jan 18 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA *
Jan 20 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz * (SOLD OUT)
Jan 21 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle * (SOLD OUT)
Jan 23 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre * (SOLD OUT)
Jan 24 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live *
Jan 25 Miami, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason *
Jan 29 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre *
Jan 30 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park * (SOLD OUT)
Feb 1 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall *
Feb 2 San Jose, CA @ City National Civic * 
Feb 3 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater * (SOLD OUT)
Feb 5 Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre at Humboldt State University *
Feb 6 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * (SOLD OUT)
Feb 7 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo * (SOLD OUT)
Feb 8 Vancouver, BC @ PNE FORUM *
Feb 10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
Feb 11 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium *
Feb 13 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland *
Feb 14 St. Paul, MN @ Myth *
Feb 15 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater *
Feb 17 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom * (SOLD OUT)
Feb 18 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre * (SOLD OUT)
Feb 19 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall * (SOLD OUT)
Feb 21 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis *
Feb 22 Portland, ME @ State Theatre *
Feb 24 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues * (SOLD OUT)
Feb 25 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 * (SOLD OUT)
Feb 26 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 * (SOLD OUT)
Feb 27 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
Mar 10-2 New Orleans, LA @ BUKU Music + Art Project
Apr 3-8 Mayrhofen, Austria @ Snowbombing 
May 26-28 Chillicothe, IL @ Sumer Camp Music Festival
May 26-28 Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
Jun 2 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
Jun 9 Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival
Jul 14-16 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
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