The Beast Coastal Tour Featuring Pro Era Coming to Altar Bar and a City Near You

Cinematic Music Group’s Joey Bada$$ and his New York City-based rap crew Pro Era embark on the Beast Coastal Tour this spring, joined by DJ Statik Selektah and Brooklyn’s own Beast Coast brothers Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers. The 20+ North American tour kicks off in Portland on 3/21 and will wrap in NYC at the Gramercy Theatre on 4/20, a concert in honor of late Pro Era co-founder Capital STEEZ.


Joey Bada$$ and his crew of fellow teenage visionaries CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Dessy Hinds and others will be performing music from Joey’s debut mixtape 1999, Pro Era’s most recent critically-acclaimed P.E.E.P. The aPROcalypse mixtape and “Unorthodox” the Green Label Sound collaboration from Joey Bada$$ and DJ Premier. Fans can download the track for free as well as watch a behind the scenes from the forthcoming music video produced by Creative Control’s Coodie and Chike at The group will be doing in-stores along the way at select Eckō Unltd retail locations, meeting with fans and signing limited edition special tour merchandise.

Beast Coastal Dates
Thu-Mar-21 – Portland – Peter’s Room
Fri-Mar-22 – Whistler – Garfinkle’s
Sat-Mar-23 – Vancouver – Vogue Theatre
Sun-Mar-24 – Seattle – Neumos
Tue-Mar-26 – Reno – The Alley
Wed-Mar-27 – San Francisco – Slim’s
Thu-Mar-28 – San Diego – Porter’s Pub
Fri-Mar-29 – Santa Barbara – Velvet Jones
Sat-Mar-30 – San Bernardino – Paid Dues Festival / Nos Center
Tue-Apr-02 – New Haven – Toad’s Place
Wed-Apr-03 – Boston – Middle East
Thu-Apr-04 – Providence – PVD Social Club
Fri-Apr-05 – Montreal – Underworld
Sat-Apr-06 – Ottowa – Ritual Nightclub
Sun-Apr-07 – Hamilton – Club Absinthe
Tue-Apr-09 – Pontiac – Crofoot
Wed-Apr-10 – Oxford, OH – Brick Street
Thu-Apr-11 – Chicago – Reggie’s
Fri-Apr-12 – Madison – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sat-Apr-13 – Bloomington – The Castle Theatre
Sun-Apr-14 – Columbia – The Blue Note
Tue-Apr-16 – Pittsburg – Altar Bar
Wed-Apr-17 – Baltimore – Soundstage
Sat-April-20 – New York – Gramercy Theatre

Follow @Dew_GLS on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive pics and a chance to win tickets and other gear along the tour.

Download all of Pro Era’s music:
Joey Bada$$ – “Waves” & “Enter The Void”
Joey Bada$$ – 1999
Pro Era – P.E.E.P. The aPROcalypse
Pro Era – The Secc$ TapeThe Secc$ Tape
ALL downloads
Pro Era Facebook

A full listing of the Beast Coastal Tour dates can be found below and by visiting

Cinematic Music Group/RED Set To Release JOEY BADA$$ “Waves” Single

Joey Bada$$ Emerges as Artist To Watch in 2013:

“…the high school senior has been tapped as one of the premiere MCs to emerge from the recent wellspring of hip-hop hopefuls pouring our of the greater New York City area.” – Interview Magazine

“The precocious 17-year old MC…has many critics hyping him as New York hip hop’s last hope, the heir apparent to lyrical giants like Nas and Big L” – XXL Magazine

“Joey conjures a sepia-toned, three-dimensional world, balanced between youthful exuberance and unsettling adult poise.”- Pitchfork

Joey Bada$$, a member of the burgeoning New York City-based rap crew Pro Era, is set to digitally release his song, “Waves”. An ode to teenage aspiration, “Waves”- one of the most uplifting singles from his critically-acclaimed mixtape 1999- has had fans and music critics across the globe talking about the 17-year-old MC’s uncanny talent and meaningful subject matter. 1999 was released earlier this year as a free download and fan response was immediate: without any promotion, by word-of-mouth the “Waves” video went into heavy rotation at MTV2; The New York Times described 1999 as, “casual in presentation but complex in execution, full of offhand assonance that’s hypnotic”; and the mixtape earned a BET Hip Hop Award nomination catapulting Joey to national attention.

In early November, Joey Bada$$ performed the song on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Joey Bada$$ recently inked an innovative deal with Cinematic Music Group/Creative Control distributed by RED Distribution.

With a reworked version of the sample originally featured in the mixtape version of the song, this release offers existing fans a new look at the track while introducing Joey Bada$$ to a whole new audience. In addition, the special release will include “Enter The Void”, a brand new song from Joey produced by Lee Bannon with a feature from TDE’s Ab-Soul. The two MCs trade bars of wisdom beyond their years over a slow soulful loop, offering their take on perceptive reality and inviting the listener into a spiritual journey.

The digital release is an opportunity to introduce new listeners to Joey Bada$$ and his meaningful brand of Pro Era hip hop and for those that are already fans to experience his riveting collaboration with Ab-Soul. The singles can be bought together as a bonus for $1.29 per song or for $1.99 for both tracks (including the “Waves” video exclusively on iTunes)

Joey Bada$$ has been drumming up serious excitement and discussions about his place in New York rap lore, drawing regular comparisons to greats like Nas, Biggie, and Big L. With his Pro Era crew, comprised of already buzzing Capital STEEZ, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, and producer Chuck Strangers, Joey is leading one of the most compelling cultural movements to come out of NYC today.”If 2012 is Pro Era’s branding year, expect the future to only be brighter for a crew who intend to make the mecca of Hip-Hop their official stomping grounds,”said The Source in a recent feature about Pro Era.

Joey and Pro Era will be headlining New York’s Hot 97’s “Who’s Next” concert at SOB’s on November 20th and are gearing up for their first European tour with already sold out shows in all cities including London and Paris. In the spirit of staying true to their fanbase, Pro Era will release their next free tape on December 21st.

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