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On tour Yes
Followers 1,199,721
Category Hip Hop, Hip-hop, Rap
Concerts
May
04
Lovers & Friends 2024
Las Vegas
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Jun
01
Roots Picnic 2024
Philadelphia
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Jun
30
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison
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Jul
12
Harris Park
London
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Jul
19
Palace Theatre
Albany
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Jul
21
Nas 30th Anniversary of Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra
Vienna
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Aug
10
Strandbad Biel
Nidau
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Aug
12
Masseria Ferragnano
Locorotondo
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Aug
16
Lowlands Festival 2024
Biddinghuizen
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Aug
17
Victoria Park
London
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Oct
24
B-K
Östermalm
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Oct
25
K.B. Hallen
Frederiksberg
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Oct
27
Palladium Köln
Köln
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Oct
30
Fabrique
Milan
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Oct
31
Halle 622
Zürich
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Nov
02
Raiffeisen Halle im Gasometer
Vienna
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Nov
03
Uber Eats Music Hall
Berlin
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Nov
05
AFAS Live
Amsterdam
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Nov
07
Zénith de Paris - La Villette
Paris
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Nov
08
Stadthalle Offenbach
Offenbach Am Main
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Nov
10
O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester
Stretford
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Nov
11
Usher Hall
Edinburgh
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Nov
14
University of Wolverhampton at The Civic Hall
Wolverhampton
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Nov
15
Royal Albert Hall
London
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About Nas
Beginning with his classic debut, Illmatic (1994), Nas has stood tall as one of New York City's leading rap voices, outspokenly expressing a righteous, self-empowered swagger that has endeared him to critics and hip-hop purists. Whether proclaiming himself "Nasty Nas" or "Nas Escobar" or "Nastradamus" or "God's Son," the self-appointed King of New York has battled numerous adversaries, none more challenging than Jay-Z , who vied with Nas for the throne left in the wake of the Notorious B.I.G. 's 1997 assassination. Such headline-worthy drama has informed his provocative rhymes, delivered with a masterful flow and a wise perspective over beats by a range of producers, from DJ Premier and Pete Rock to the Alchemist and Kanye West . Nas has continually matured as an artist, evolving from a young street disciple to a vain all-knowing sage and humbled godly teacher, as illustrated through Hip Hop Is Dead (2006), Nas (2008), and Life Is Good (2012), all of which were Grammy nominated. Since relaunching and expanding the multimedia hip-hop company Mass Appeal , he's continued to build his deep discography with releases such as Nasir (2018), the Grammy-winning King's Disease (2020), and King's Disease II (2021) and III (2022). Born Nasir Jones, son of jazz musician Olu Dara , Nas dropped out of school in the eighth grade, trading classrooms for the streets of the rough Queensbridge projects, long fabled as the former stomping ground of Marley Marl and his Juice Crew as immortalized in "The Bridge." Despite dropping out of school, Nas developed a high degree of literacy that would later characterize his rhymes. At the same time, though, he delved into street culture and flirted with danger, such experiences similarly characterizing his rhymes. His synthesis of well-crafted rhetoric and street-glamorous imagery blossomed in 1991 when he connected with Main Source and laid down a fiery verse on "Live at the Barbeque" that earned him up-and-coming notice among the East Coast rap scene. Not long afterward, MC Serch of 3rd Bass approached Nas about contributing a track to the Zebrahead soundtrack. Serch was the soundtrack's executive producer and had been impressed by "Live at the Barbeque." Nas submitted "Halftime," and the song so stunned Serch that he made it the soundtrack's lead-off track. Meanwhile, Columbia Records signed Nas to a major-label contract, and many of New York's finest producers offered their support. DJ Premier , Large Professor , and Pete Rock entered the studio with the young rapper and began work on Illmatic. When Columbia finally released the album in April 1994, it faced high expectations. Regardless, Illmatic proved just as astounding as it had been billed. It sold very well, spawned three charting hits, and earned unanimous acclaim, followed soon after by gold and platinum certifications and classic status. The two years leading up to Nas' follow-up, It Was Written (1996), brought another wave of enormous anticipation. The ambitious rapper, who had begun working closely with industry heavyweight Steve Stoute, responded with a significantly different approach than he had taken with Illmatic: where that album had been a straightforward hip-hop record with few pop concessions, the largely Trackmaster-produced It Was Written made numerous concessions to the pop-crossover market, most notably on the two hit singles, "Street Dreams" and "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)." These singles -- both of which drew from well-known songs, Eurythmics ' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" and Kurtis Blow 's "If I Ruled the World," respectively -- broadened Nas' appeal and awarded him MTV-sanctioned crossover success. The latter earned the rapper his first Grammy nomination. This same crossover success undermined some of his hip-hop credibility, however, and a minor backlash by purists resulted. Nas addressed his critics on "Hate Me Now," the second single from his next album, I Am (1999). The effort had originally been planned as a double-disc concept album comprising autobiographical material, but when some of the tracks were leaked, I Am was scaled down and released as a single disc, with the DJ Premier -produced "Nas Is Like" chosen as the lead single. Besides "Nas Is Like" and "Hate Me Now," which both broke into the Billboard Hot 100, "You Won't See Me Tonight" and "K-I-S-S-I-N-G" also charted as singles. Originally scheduled by Columbia as a follow-up album comprising the pirated material from the I Am sessions, Nastradamus (1999) -- released in time for the holiday shopping season, roughly six months after its predecessor -- instead featured almost entirely new material, recorded quickly to meet the late-November release date. The album still peaked at number seven and spawned two charting singles, "Nastradamus" and "You Owe Me." In the late-'90s wake of the Notorious B.I.G. 's assassination, Nas reigned atop the New York rap scene alongside a few contemporaries of equal stature. In addition to his endless stream of hits by the industry's most successful producers -- "If I Ruled the World" (produced by the Trackmasters), "Hate Me Now" ( Puff Daddy ), "Nas Is Like" ( DJ Premier ), and "You Owe Me" ( Timbaland ), among others -- he co-starred in the Hype Williams-directed film Belly (1998) alongside DMX and contributed to the soundtrack. Furthermore, Nas led a short-lived supergroup of New York rappers known as the Firm (also featuring rappers Foxy Brown , AZ , and Nature , with producers Dr. Dre and the Trackmasters) and assembled a broad coalition of fellow Queensbridge rappers for the QB Finest compilation (2000). A series of incidents in 2001 provided a key turning point in Nas' career. The rapper's personal life was becoming increasingly complicated, and longtime rival Jay-Z pointedly dissed him on "Takeover," the much-discussed leadoff song from the acclaimed Blueprint album (2001). Nas responded strikingly in December 2001 with Stillmatic, the title a reference to his classic Illmatic album, which had been released nearly a decade earlier. Stillmatic opened with the song "Ether," a very direct response to Jay-Z , followed by the aggressive lead single "Get Ur Self A...." These two songs in particular rallied the streets while the moving video for "One Mic" received heavy support from MTV. Throughout 2002, Nas continued his comeback with a number of guest appearances, among them Brandy 's "What About Us?," J-Lo 's "I'm Gonna Be Alright," and Ja Rule 's "The Pledge." Amidst all of the drama, Nas salvaged his esteemed reputation and reclaimed his status atop the New York scene. Stillmatic earned immediate acclaim from fans and critics alike and sold impressively, while Columbia furthered the comeback campaign with two archival releases, one of remixes (From Illmatic to Stillmatic [2002]), the other of outtakes (The Lost Tapes [2002], which notably included some of the pirated I Am material). At the end of the year, Columbia released a new studio album, God's Son (2002), and Nas once again basked in widespread acclaim as the LP sold well, spawned sizable hits ("Thugz Mansion," "Made You Look," "I Can"), and received rampant media support. Two years later, Nas returned with Street's Disciple (2004), a double album that delved deeply into various issues, most notably politics and his impending marriage to Kelis . The two-sided "Thief's Theme"/"You Know My Style" single dropped in summer 2004, several months before the album's release, and was followed that fall by the proper lead single "Bridging the Gap." In a surprising turn of events, Nas made an appearance at Jay-Z 's much-hyped I Declare War concert during October 2005. Together the two rivals performed "Dead Presidents," Jay-Z 's 1996 debut single. (The classic song features a prominent sample of Nas' 1994 classic "The World Is Yours.") The reconciliation of Jay-Z and Nas opened the door to a deal with Def Jam . The record label, overseen by Jay-Z as president at the time, signed Nas and, in turn, released Hip Hop Is Dead (2006). The album inspired a lot of commentary about the state of hip-hop and included a much-anticipated collaboration with Jay-Z , "Black Republican." A politically charged self-titled album, at one point considered to be titled N*gger, materialized in 2008. It became Nas' fifth number one album. Following his divorce from Kelis , Nas released Distant Relatives, an album-length collaboration with Damian "Junior Gong" Marley , in 2010. Two years later, Nas' divorce was addressed on the venomous Life Is Good, his third consecutive LP nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Rap Album. Shortly thereafter, Nas made a major investment in Mass Appeal , a fanzine-turned-multimedia company, and co-founded its record label division (eventual home to releases by the likes of Run the Jewels , Pimp C , J Dilla , and DJ Shadow ). Meanwhile, Illmatic remained a major part of Nas' legacy. In 2014, the year of the album's 20th anniversary, Nas performed its songs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with support from the National Symphony Orchestra. Illmatic XX, an expanded edition of the classic, as well as a documentary entitled Time Is Illmatic, reached the public by the end of the year. In 2018, the Kennedy Center performance was aired on PBS, and was eventually issued as an LP on Mass Appeal . A few months later, Nas released Nasir, a brief album with all seven of its tracks co-produced by Kanye West . This was followed in 2019 with another archival set, The Lost Tapes II, consisting of previously unreleased material recorded during the preceding 13 years. King's Disease, Nas' 13th studio LP, arrived in August 2020. Featuring production from Hit-Boy and guest appearances by Lil Durk and Anderson .Paak , it won that year's Grammy for Best Rap Album. Nas and Hit-Boy -- joined by the likes of Lauryn Hill , EPMD , and Eminem -- returned with a Grammy-nominated sequel, King's Disease II, in August 2021. In anticipation of a third chapter to the King's Disease saga, Nas released the nine-track Magic in late December of that year. The brief set was again produced by Hit-Boy and featured guest spots from DJ Premier and A$AP Rocky . Nas mentioned in interviews that Magic was intended as more of a stopgap release between King's Disease installments than a proper album. King's Disease III appeared the following year, marking the duo's fourth full-length collaboration. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi Musical style and Technique Nas has long been famed for his creativity and storytelling prowess, which has earned him acclaim from both the hip-hop community and critics. In his early stages, from his first appearance on the Main Source's Breaking Atoms and throughout the recording of Illmatic, he was perhaps best known for his street-oriented topics, complex lyrical schemes (which often incorporated multi-syllabic internal rhymes), and witty phrasing and imagery. As he progressed and matured, Nas began to branch out into different subjects and developed a richer voice and slower rapping technique. Following Illmatic's release, Nas developed a penchant for hyper-visual storytelling and topical creativity. For instance, "Undying Love" (featured on I Am...) is a tale of his wife's betrayal told in first person, "Rewind" (featured on Stillmatic) is a narrative in which a story is recited backwards, while on "I Gave You Power" (featured on It Was Written), Nas assumes the role of a gun who recounts brutal tales of murder and violence. Over the years Nas' style has changed significantly. In contrast to his previous work, Nas’ most recent material is distinctively socially aware and often politically inflammatory. Songs such as "I Can" (featured on God's Son) convey moral messages of black youth empowerment, while "These Are Our Heroes (Coon Picnic)" accuses several African-American celebrities of being Uncle Toms. Furthermore, controversial songs such as "My Country" and "A Message to the Feds (Fuck The Police II)" (which are featured on Stillmatic and Street's Disciple, respectively) question the conduct of the American government. Nas' views in his lyrics throughout his career have made references to Islam and the Five Percent Nation.
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What fans are saying
Laze dimovski
5 / 5
Nas non so se è il caso di fare un giro in moto per il ritorno di qualche giorno in più per il lavoro che ho fatto happy new year 2024 merry Christmas 🎄🎉🎅
Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO
Jan 01, 2024
Evan
5 / 5
Wu tang and Nas absolutely smashed it! Awesome show! Merch was 100% worth hoodie is nice and thick so it’ll keep you warm in the cold. Thanks for coming out to Edmonton!
Rogers Place Edmonton, AB
Dec 21, 2023
SamCantStopWontStop
5 / 5
A true hip hop show where everyone connected, not only with Nas, but each other among the audience. Nas truly showcased why he is one of the the greatest rappers alive!
Canalside Buffalo, NY
Sep 03, 2019
William
5 / 5
Even though I ended up getting tickets at the last minute and to get there and get bumped up a lil closer I really enjoyed the concert
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis Maryland Heights, MO
Aug 02, 2019
Xavier
5 / 5
Nas comes to Toronto damn near yearly now and always shows out. Brought Wu-Tang with him this time, and show was an absolute banger.
Budweiser Stage Toronto, ON
Sep 06, 2022
Preston
5 / 5
Nas brought that old school QB to the PacNorthwest! He honored Illmatic and performed all of his hits! Nas is the GOAT!!!
ShoWare Center Kent, WA
Aug 22, 2019
Laze dimovski
4 / 5
The quick response is the best for you to be a good day at work now so I can do it for
3Arena Dublin, Ireland
Jun 13, 2023
Mecca
5 / 5
Terrific show. Danced all night. I didn't want it to end. If you can make this concert you definitely should!!
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL
Sep 03, 2022
Syrus
5 / 5
One of the best concerts of my whole life. NaS, Wu-Tang, De La Soul, & Talib at the Rose🌹 Garden!!!!!
Moda Center Portland, OR
Oct 18, 2023
Kevin
5 / 5
Outstanding! It was part of the Wu-Tang concert. It truly brought me back to the beginning of hip hop. Thank you
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 15, 2022
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Nas Tour Cities
Amsterdam, Netherlands Nidau, Switzerland Biddinghuizen, Netherlands Berlin, Germany Wolverhampton, United Kingdom Zürich, Switzerland London, United Kingdom Milan, Italy Paris, France Albany, NY Locorotondo, Italy Philadelphia, PA Vienna, Austria Edinburgh, United Kingdom Las Vegas, NV OFFENBACH AM MAIN, Germany Stretford, United Kingdom Vienna, VA London, ON KÖLN, Germany Morrison, CO Frederiksberg, Denmark Östermalm, Sweden

Frequently Asked Questions About Nas

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Nas on tour?

Yes, Nas is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Nas concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Nas tour is scheduled for 24 dates across 23 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Nas scheduled to play?

Nas is scheduled to play 24 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Nas tour start?

Nas’s tour starts May 04, 2024 and ends on Nov 15, 2024. They will play 23 cities; their most recent concert was held in Las Vegas at Las Vegas Festival Grounds and their next upcoming concert will be in Nidau at Strandbad Biel.

What venues is Nas performing at?

As part of the Nas tour, Nas is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 04 - Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Festival Grounds
Jun 01 - Philadelphia, PA @ Fairmount Park
Jun 30 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul 12 - London, ON @ Harris Park
Jul 19 - Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
Jul 21 - Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 10 - Nidau, BE @ Strandbad Biel
Aug 12 - Locorotondo, Italy @ Masseria Ferragnano
Aug 16 - Biddinghuizen, FL @ Defqon.1
Aug 17 - London, England @ Victoria Park
Oct 24 - Östermalm, Sweden @ B-K
Oct 25 - Frederiksberg, DK @ K.B. Hallen
Oct 27 - Köln, Germany @ Palladium Köln
Oct 30 - Milan, Italy @ Fabrique
Oct 31 - Zürich, Switzerland @ Halle 622
Nov 02 - Vienna, Austria @ Raiffeisen Halle im Gasometer
Nov 03 - Berlin, Germany @ Uber Eats Music Hall
Nov 05 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ AFAS Live
Nov 07 - Paris, France @ Zénith de Paris - La Villette
Nov 08 - Offenbach Am Main, Germany @ Stadthalle Offenbach
Nov 10 - Stretford, ENG @ O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester
Nov 11 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ Usher Hall
Nov 14 - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom @ University of Wolverhampton at The Civic Hall
Nov 15 - London, United Kingdom @ Royal Albert Hall
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