Run The Jewels have just unveiled a video for “Call Ticketron,” a track from their current release Run The Jewels 3. Directed by Brad Palmer & Brian Palmer of Surround, the clip depicts a sold out show at the Garden in NYC which goes awry when the audience mysteriously disappears. As the guys investigate, matters take an apocalyptic turn, and strangeness ensues.
The video arrives just after the final performances of the duo’s expansive 2017 touring itinerary, which spanned 106 shows across the US, Canada, the UK, Europe and beyond.
Last week the group earned its first Run The Jewels Grammy nomination in the “Best Rap Song” category for the song “Chase Me”, their collaboration with Danger Mouse and Big Boi from the soundtrack to the movie Baby Driver. The nomination marks the latest confirmation of the duo’s continued emergence in popular culture, from film (the group’s music was featured in the trailers for the forthcoming Black Panther, George Clooney’s directorial vehicle Suburbicon.
The sporting world has also enthusiastically embraced RTJ.The duo performed at halftime of the season debut games of the Atlanta Hawks’s new Philips Arena and threw out the first pitch for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field this Summer, created the theme song “Mean Demeanor” for Electronic Arts’ FIFA ’18 game (and feature in the game’s commercial starring Cristiano Ronaldo), and have received enthusiastic in-stadium and social media play from Alabama football, the Miami Dolphins, Boston Red Sox, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, North Carolina basketball, Sporting Kansas City FC and many more.