Das Racist, those New York smartasses who rap about race relations and pop culture, will finally be releasing a proper album on September 13. After years of fantastic mixtures and raucous live shows, Relax will be something by Das Racist you can buy with real-people money. So in support of Relax, Das Racist will be touring the United States and Europe on a four-month, forty-three date blowout. This is pretty huge for anybody, so if you’re ever curious about seeing Das Racist, or curious about how a group called Das Racist will go over in Iowa City or The Hague, here’s your chance.


Relax we be released the day after the tour’s first show, and it is set to feature rappers like El-P and Danny Brown, as well as production by Yeasayer’s Anand Wildr and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. The duo-sometimes-trio of Heems, Kool AD, and Dapwell just released “Michael Jackson,” the album’s first single. It’s an aggressively pointless track that relies on a goofy-ass Bollywood synth-thing and features the inane chorus “Michael Jackson, a million dollars, you feel me?” So it’s basically awesome—and contains a laughter-inducing but unprintable lines.

Das Racist – Michael Jackson by Transdreamer


Tour Dates For Das Racist
09/12 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
09/20 – Boston, MA – Middle East
09/20 – New Haven, CT – Toads
09/30 – Providence, RI – The Met
10/01 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/04 – Carrboro, NC – Lincoln Theater
10/05 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
10/06 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
10/07 – Orlando, FL – Firestone Live
10/09 – Miami, FL – Langerado Festival
10/10 – Tallahassee, FL – The Engine Room
10/11 – New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf
10/13 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
10/15 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s
10/17 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
10/19 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
10/20 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Bar
10/21 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
10/22 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
10/26 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
10/27 – San Marcos, TX – Texas Music Theater
10/28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Alternative Lounge
11/01 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
11/03 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
11/04 – Berkeley, CA – The Shattuck Down Low
11/07 – Portland, OR – Branx
11/30 – Manchester, UK – Ruby Lounge
12/01 – London, UK – XOYO
12/02 – Southhampton, UK – Joiners
12/03 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
12/04 – Kortrijk, BE – De Kreun
12/06 – Paris, FR – Point Ephemere
12/07 – Antwerpen, BE – Trix
12/08 – Amsterdam, NE – Sugar Factory
12/09 – Tilburg, NE – 013
12/10 – Hengelo, NE – Metropool Club
12/12 – Berlin, DE – Festsaal Kreuzberg
12/13 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
12/14 – Aarhus, DK – VoxHall
12/15 – Hamburg, DE – Kampnagel
12/16 – Essen, DE – Hotel Shangai
12/17 – Den Haag, NE – State X New Forms Festival