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Mick Jenkins announces his 2024 Thank You For Waiting world tour in support of his recent, critically-acclaimed LP The Patience, which was released in August by RBC Records/BMG. Jenkins will be joined by special guest TOBi on the tour. Tickets for the Thank You For Waiting tour are available for pre-sale on Tuesday, October 24th (US dates only) and general sale this Friday, October 27th at 10AM BST.

Alongside the announcement, Jenkins unveils a fresh music video for his track “MOP,” which serves as the closing song on The Patience. In a dimly lit room, Mick takes center stage with a solitary spotlight, where he delivers verses about his ongoing journey of personal development. The video effectively illustrates his evolution, initially showing Jenkins mopping the stage and later shifting to a scene where he watches from the audience, reflecting on his progress.

Through the process of creating The Patience, Jenkins deviated from his typically concept-driven method of making albums and experimented with a new approach entirely, something he believes has resulted in career-best music. “A lot of these new songs were made when I stopped focusing on a concept and just wrote spontaneously to the beat,” says the 32-year-old. “It gave me a new level of freedom.” And this freedom has resulted in an exhilarating looseness to Jenkins’ raps, infusing his always-barbed lyricism with a degree of free-spiritedness not seen in his catalog to date.

His first album since 2021’s Elephant in the Room, this body of work reflects Jenkins’ status as a young veteran in his craft. First breaking out at age 23 with his 2014 mixtape The Water[s], he has established himself as one of the most dexterous contemporary lyricists over the course of 3 full length albums and 4 EPs since that mixtape’s release. The Patience is the sound of an artist that is still young and at the full height of their artistic powers, wizened by the years spent grinding to reach this point, still eager to prove their continued vitality. The result is Jenkins’ most urgent artistic statement since his breakthrough. Noted by The Wire in an early review, “The Patience is a reflective yet raging record that in every moment proves that rap remains an art form waiting to be reinvigorated by anyone able to tap its true revolutionary possibility. Great to have him back and firing on all cylinders.”

Watch “MOP” and listen to The Patience above now. See full tour routing and album details below.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

1/19 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
1/12 – Toronto, ON @ The Axis Club
1/22 – Montreal, QC @ Théatre Beanfield
1/24 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club @ Music Hall
1/26 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
1/28 – Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
1/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
2/2 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
2/3 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
2/6 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
2/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
2/10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
2/12 – Seattle, WA @ Neurmos
2/24 – Lisbon, Portugal @ B.Leza
2/26 – Paris, France @ La Bellevilloise
2/27 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
2/28 – Cologne, Germany @ Club Banhof Ehrenfeld
2/29 – Berlin, Germany @ Hole 44
3/2 – Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory
3/3 – London, UK @ Village Underground
3/6 – Leeds, UK @ Project House


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