Rapper and comedian Lil Dicky has announced a brand-new string of dates for his fall 2018 "Life Lessons With Lil Dicky" World Tour!
The 29-date trek will begin with an October 9 performance at Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan. From there he will travel coast-to-coast, hitting cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Nashville, and New York. The North American leg will wrap with a November 7 show in Boston, Massachusetts before he ventures across the pond for the remainder of the tour.
The new tour follows his most recent release, single “Freaky Friday,” which features vocals by fellow rapper and musical artist Chris Brown. The track, which was released in March 2018, peaked at the number eight spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
The "Life Lessons With Lil Dicky" tour will feature supporting performances by rapper DJ Mustard and Indie/Alternative artist Oliver Tree.
Who Is Lil Dicky?
David Andrew Burd showed interest in music from an early age, listening to artists like Nas and Jay-Z while growing up. He began rapping in the fifth grade after he gave a history report on Alexander Pushkin using rap music. Burd has said he initiated his rap career “simply to get attention comedically, so I could write movies, write TV shows and act.” As result of his efforts, he ended up falling in love with the musical artistry of rapping and hasn’t looked back since.
Burd began work on his debut mixtape, So Hard in 2011, recording most of the material on his MacBook Pro with microphone. The project took him over two years to complete as he was still working a full-time job at an advertising agency. Once the mixtape was completed, he released one song a week for five months straight, releasing the music video for the mixtape’s lead single, “Ex-Boyfriend,” in April 2013. The video went viral almost instantly, garnering one million views within 24 hours of being posted.
Following the release of 32 singles and 15 music videos, Burd held his first live concert in February 2014. He subsequently signed with a record agency, recording his debut studio album, Professional Rapper, The record dropped in July 2015 and featured artists like Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Brendon Urie, and Hannibal Buress.
In April 2017, Burd released a music video for the single, “Pillow Talking.” The special effects featured in the video made it the 49th most expensive video ever created.
Burd’s style blends relatable comedy with hip-hop and rap music. He has stated that he plans to have two concurrent careers, one as a successful rapper and one as a comedian, actor and writer.
"I think a lot of rap is just escalated to a place that many people can't relate to,” Burd said. “My niche is that I'm relatable. I don't rap about going to the club and popping bottles."