“Yelawolf and Shooter Jennings’ Sometimes Y makes rock & roll sound fresh again, by pairing the rapper’s rapid-fire lyricism with the producer’s affinity for synths and stabbing guitars.” – Rolling Stone“In the pantheon of hip-hop, few artists stand out like Yelawolf. Stylistically, [he] has worn his varied influences on his sleeve, drawing from country music, hip-hop, rock, and metal.” – Hot New Hip Hop“Yelawolf has built his Slumerican brand and earned success by staying true to his core and telling it straight, no chaser.” – Complex“[Yelawolf] delivers gripping hip-hop records dipped in rock and roll.” – VIBE“[Yelawolf’s] spitfire flow and impeccable wordplay does not go unnoticed, and his love for the art shines through with each release.” – Flaunt
Platinum-selling rapper, songwriter, performer, and entrepreneur Yelawolf is hitting the road in 2023. The acclaimed multi-hyphenate will be showcasing his diverse talents for a variety of audiences across the country supporting Dirty Heads and Jelly Roll on select dates of their respective tours while also performing with Sometimes Y, his rock project with Shooter Jennings, at various festivals. Yelawolf’s unique and wide appeal was on full display this past November when he opened for himself at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, entertaining the sold-out crowd with a rap set before returning to the stage with Jennings and his Sometimes Y bandmates to front a rocking set of originals off their self-titled debut album, hailed as a top rock album of 2022 by Rolling Stone, Loudwire and more. PRESS HERE to read Rolling Stone’s feature story on Sometimes Y, which declared, “Sometimes Y [is] Shooter Jennings’ reinvention of Southern rapper Yelawolf as a legit rock singer…Shooter’s synth-heavy production snaps your head back, and Yelawolf’s singing and lyrics are as powerful as anything he’s ever spit in his rap game.”
Yelawolf Presents: Sometimes Y will be taking the stage at some of the country’s biggest rock festivals this spring such as Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple and is also set to perform at FloydFest and others. Yelawolf will join alt-rockers Dirty Heads on the first leg of their Island Glow Summer Tour from June 13 through July 1 as direct support, with G. Love & Special Sauce and Tropidelic also joining. Then, later this summer and into the fall, Yelawolf will hop on tour with longtime friend Jelly Roll to perform on select dates of the country rapper and singer’s Backroad Baptism Tour. Yelawolf will appear at 6 shows, including Pittsburgh, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Denver, alongside Struggle Jennings and Josh Adam Meyers. See below for full list of Yelawolf’s upcoming tour dates. Tickets for all shows are on sale now; visit www.yelawolf.com for more info.
“It’s been a while since I hit the road. I really do miss that stage and most importantly, the fans!,” shares Yelawolf. “All this pent-up energy of downtime is gonna conjure up some major live music vibes. Get fuckin’ ready…I’m about to go nuts!!!”
Sometimes Y, the dynamic rock collaboration from Yelawolf and Shooter Jennings, took 2022 by storm. Their critically-acclaimed, 10-track self-titled debut album – available via Yelawolf’s label Slumerican and produced by three-time GRAMMY Award winner Jennings – has amassed over 26 million total global streams across all digital platforms and been described as “a near masterpiece.” The songs on Sometimes Y, including the singles “Make Me A Believer,” “Rock & Roll Baby,” “Jump Out The Window” and “Radio,” have drawn comparisons to everyone from The Killers, Kings of Leon, U2, and The Strokes to Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, and Arcade Fire. PRESS HERE to listen to Sometimes Y.
Since releasing his mixtape Trunk Muzik in 2009 and his major label debut, Radioactive, with Eminem’s Shady Records (Interscope) in 2011, Yelawolf has made a massive impact on the music world and culture in general. The Alabama-born, Tennessee-raised/Nashville-
based artist, hailed as “one of hip-hop’s most vital voices” by The Guardian, has released seven full-length solo albums as well as various EPs, mixtapes, and collaborative albums/EPs with a wide range of artists including Ed Sheeran, Travis Barker, DJ Paul (of Three 6 Mafia), Riff Raff, and Caskey, in addition to Sometimes Y and collaborations with Eminem, Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Diplo, Kid Rock, Big Boi, Killer Mike, Wynonna Judd, and more, amassing over 1 billion total streams and 1.5 billion views on YouTube. Yelawolf’s Gold-certified 2015 album, Love Story (Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope), debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 Chart and #1 on Billboard’s Rap and R&B/Hip-Hop Charts and features the Platinum-certified singles “Till It’s Gone” and “Best Friend” featuring Eminem. Additionally, his singles “Pop The Trunk,” “Daddy’s Lambo,” “Let’s Roll” featuring Kid Rock, and “You & Me” have also been certified Gold by the RIAA. With his faithful and ever-expanding following, Yelawolf has cultivated a global community with his lifestyle brand Slumerican, his whiskey company Creek Water, and his wide-ranging music.
Yelawolf is currently in the studio working on a new hip-hop project.
YELAWOLF TOUR DATES
May 19 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ Myrtle Beach Bike Week *
May 20 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville *
May 27 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Festival *
June 13 – Bonner, MT @ Kettlehouse Amphitheater ^
June 14 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater ^
June 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Granary Live ^
June 21 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Pavilion ^
June 22 – Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall ^
June 23 – New Braunfels, TX @ Whitewater on The Shore ^
June 24 – Dallas, TX @ Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ^
June 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Grinder’s ^
June 29 – Grand Junction, CO @ Las Colonias Amphitheater ^
July 1 – Ralson, NE @ Liberty First Credit Union Arena ^
July 28 – Taylorville, IL @ Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival *
July 29 – Floyd, VA @ FloydFest *
August 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake ~
August 17 – Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre ~
August 18 – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater ~
September 3 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater ~
October 6 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum ~
October 10 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena ~
* Sometimes Y dates
^ supporting Dirty Heads
~ supporting Jelly Roll