Fans finally get to hear ‘It Is What It Is’ live, Thundercat annouces headline tour with LA gig at Shrine Expo Hall

Thundercat at the Glass House — Photo: Danielle Gornbein

The extraordinary-slick-badass and quite charming, funky bass slayer we all know as Thundercat has announced a Fall 2021 tour of North America. Channel Tres joins the tour as the opening act, and special guests will appear at certain shows as well. Naturally, Thundercat will play a hometown Los Angeles gig! Thundercat will headline the Shrine Expo Hall on Saturday, Nov. 22. Ticket go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 11 at 10AM. There is a Spotify presale on Wednesday, June 9, followed by a Goldenvoice presale on Thursday, June 10. Both presales kick off at 10AM. Stay tuned for the passwords. Check out the full list of tour dates!


Additionally, Thundercat will perform at the Hollywood Bowl on June 12 with frequent collaborator Flying Lotus, a performance dedicated to essential and front-line workers.


Thundercat has earned a reverence among music lovers and makers alike. The artist né Stephen Bruner released It Is What It Is, his fourth studio album, on April 3; it is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed LP Drunk, which was as adventurous as it was plain goofy. While not completely serious—see: “Dragonball Durag” and “Overseas” featuring Zack Fox—his latest record is only ever a few moments away from affectionate vulnerability. Read more.

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