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Brockhampton Redefine Genres & Expectations, Set To Headline NOLA This Weekend


Brockhampton’s fourth North American tour with guest Slowthai, just kicked off last month and is set to take over the Fillmore New Orleans on November 17. Grab your tickets here! 

It’s been two years since Brockhampton graced the House of Blues New Orleans, and my how things have changed.

The group signed a major record deal under RCA Records in March 2018, launching their fourth album, Iridescence, with the signing. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, the group’s first Billboard number one. At the time of the signing, Billboard reported the deal was worth more than $15 million for six albums over three years. A staggering number for any artist, let alone a group only 5 years old. 

In August of this year, Brockhampton dropped their fifth album, Ginger. From the smaller rooms of the HOB NOLA to the Jimmy Fallon show, and now headlining major venues and arenas all over the country, Brockhampton has shown they’re here to stay. 

The Untraditional “Boy Band” 

Brockhampton is not your typical “band.” They are a hip-hop and rap collective featuring 13 different artists. Founded in 2015 by lead member Kevin Abstract, Brockhampton broaches real topics such as racism, anxiety, depression, homophobia, and drug abuse. 

Their approach on stage and in the studio is as unique as it is energetic. With 13 bodies on stage at once, Brockhampton manages to flow and create a memorable experience for fans throughout any performance.

Brockhampton recently announced their plan to pull back the curtain and give their fans an all-access look at what life is like on tour. The group teased plans for their new web series Keeping The Band on November 4. The series will detail the ins and outs of everyday life in Brockhampton. This adds yet another amazing dynamic to their story. Take a look at the sneak preview below. 

Heaven Belongs To You

The “Heaven Belongs To You” tour is named after one of the hit singles off of Ginger. The track features UK rapper slowthai, who is also set to support the bill here in New Orleans. Slowthai just released his debut album Nothing Great About Britain earlier this spring. The up-and-comer was even named by Pitchfork as “the most exciting – and excitable – new UK rapper.”

Brockhampton’s “Heaven Belongs To You” takes over the Fillmore New Orleans on November 17, and if you’re a fan of new-age sounds, this is not one to miss. 

Grab your tickets here! 

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