Lil Yachty released the new clip for “Bring it Back” on Friday and announced a tour that will bring him to 27 different venues around the country in August, September and October.
Although Yachty was born in 1997, he is in full-on 1980s pop mode on “Bring it Back,” which features cascades of drums that would make Phil Collins proud. The crisp instrumentation and mathematically precise arrangements serve as a backdrop for Yachty’s tale of lost love. “You’ve been gone too long,” he sings repeatedly. “I know you’re happy where you at, but you was happier with me.”
The video is set at what looks like a high school prom, with balloons and dancing couples everywhere. Despite Yachty’s mournful lyrics, he is the life of the party, dancing on a table in a magnificent green suit and leading “the Love Boat” band.
Yachty releases his major-label debut, Teenage Emotions, on May 26th. In August, he kicks off a tour in Dallas, Texas. After touching down in cities around the country – including New Orleans, New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles – Yachty wraps up his live dates with a performance in his hometown of Atlanta on October 20th.
Lil Yachty Tour Dates
August 11 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
August 12 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live!
August 13 – New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theater
August 15 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
August 16 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
August 17 – Columbia, SC @ Music Farm
August 18 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
August 22 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
August 23 – Washington, D.C. @ Echo Stage
August 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
August 25 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
August 26 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur
August 28 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
August 30 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
August 31 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth
September 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
September 3 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
September 5 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
September 6 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Historic El Rey Theatre
September 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
September 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
September 18 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
September 19 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
September 21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
September 23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
September 24 – Vancouver, BC @ P.N.E. Forum
October 20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Fox Theatre