Donnis is a busy man these days, he recently put out two mixtapes: The Invitation, hosted by DJ Holiday and Infamous, and Fashionably Late helmed by Clinton Sparks, DJ Ill Will and Rockstar. Now the Atlanta rapper has just put the finishing touches on his first EP, also titled Fashionably Late and due September 28.
Donnis shot a video with BBGun (the Roots, J.Cole) for "Tonight," the first offering from the EP, in Tokyo. The location is significant because Donnis was once stationed in the region while serving in the military.
And now the upstart is gearing up to head out on tour with dance/punk duo Matt & Kim.
"We're about to do the East Coast and the whole southern region," Donnis told MTV News. "It's something a little different for me. A lot of people are like, 'Why are Matt & Kim and Donnis going on tour?' But I'm a huge fan of theirs and they're a huge fan of mine. At first I was like, 'I don't know.' But we have a great relationship and I'm a huge fan of their music. I think a lot of people are a huge fan of their music. A lot of people talk about hipster music, and they're like the king and queen of hipster music, so it's awesome to be rolling with them. I'm excited."
The tour is a promo run for the release of Matt & Kim's Sidewalks album and it kicked off this week landing in Columbus Ohio on Friday (September 17). Donnis will join the bill on October 14 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and stay on through the October 31 date in New York.
Tour dates, according to Matt & Kim's label:
» 9/18 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
» 9/19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
» 9/21 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
» 9/22 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
» 9/23 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
» 9/24 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
» 9/25 - Columbia, MD @ Virgin Mobile FreeFest
» 9/27 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
» 9/28 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
» 9/29 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
» 9/30 - San Francisco, CA @ the Fillmore
» 10/1 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
» 10/2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box at the Henry Fonda Theater
» 10/3 - Pomona, CA @ the Glass House
» 10/6 - Tempe, AZ @ the Clubhouse
» 10/8 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
» 10/9 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
» 1011 - Oxford, MS @ the Lyric Oxford
» 10/12 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
» 10/13 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
» 10/14 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
» 10/15 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
» 10/16 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
» 10/17 - Nashville, TN @ Exit In
» 10/19 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
» 10/20 - Carrboro, NC@ Cats Cradle
» 10/21 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
» 10/22 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
» 10/23 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
» 10/24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Starlite Ballroom
» 10/26 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
» 10/27 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
» 10/28 - Rochester, NY Water @ St. Music Hall
» 10/29 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theater
» 10/30 - Montreal, QC @ Le National
» 10/31 - Clifton, NY @ Northern Lights
» 11/2 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
» 11/3 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
» 11/4 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
» 11/5 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
» 11/6 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Nightclub