See Benny The Butcher, Conway, and Westside Gunn Live
Concert season is in full swing in Western New York and it looks like those Buffalo Kids who helped solidify Buffalo and WNY Hip Hop are bringing their Claires Back Tour to the area.
Fresh off of an amazing performance at Coachella, which occurred at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, the headlining trio from Griselda is heading to the Main Street Armory in Rochester on Saturday, May 14, 2022, for their first group tour in about two years.
The group has built up some serious momentum in the last couple of years. Benny The Butcher just recently released his latest album, Tana Talk 4, which was firmly planted in as one of the top 20 albums in the country. Conway the Machine's latest album, God Don't Make Mistakes, is widely considered one of the best rap albums to be released in a long time with features from Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jill Scott, TI, and more. Conway The Machine coming off of his Shady Records debut God Don’t Make Mistakes. Westside Gunn also has the b-side release of his mixtape, Hitler Wears Hermes 8, which is still in my tapedeck after more than 8 months.
The Claires Back Tour has GxFR embarking on a 10-city US Tour that will have the group crisis crossing the nation. The tour features Doe Boy as a special guest and will hit Chicago, Boston, NYC, DC, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
The Rochester show happens at the Main Street Armory with doors set to open at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now at the Main Street Armory Box Office and online via Etix. Prices range from $35.99 for general admission tickets to $250 for VIP tickets that include early access to the venue and a meet and greet that will include selfies and autographs with the Griselda family.
As a fan of Buffalo hip hop, I am really looking forward to this tour. It's just another date to add to my to-do list. You can keep up with this, and other tours, on the WBLK Ultimate Guide to every Rap and R&B show in Western York in 2022.