Chance the Rapper Brings American Sign Language interpreters on Tour

Chance the Rapper, a young Grammy award winning American rapper, singer, record producer, songwriter and subject of a hilarious Kit-kat commercial is well underway with his Be Encouraged tour. His tour began on April 24th in San Diego California and since April he has performed his show 34 times in 26 states and only has three more performances before his Spring Tour concludes. But instead of just finishing his tour using his perfected performance method, Chance the Rapper has decided to step up his performance game and make an exciting breakthrough in concert performance protocol.

American Sign Language Interpreters are used in numerous performance venues such as movie theaters, theatrical performances and sometimes even on the side of music festivals throughout the season. However, it is extremely uncommon to go to a concert and see an interpreter. But Chance the Rapper has never shied away from forging his own path and has a long history with philanthropy and community building, which led to an exciting development for hard-of-hearing Chance the Rapper fans. Chance has invited an Atlanta based organization called DEAFinitely Dope to join him on his Be Encouraged tour. Although there are only three performance dates left before the Be Encouraged tour takes a short hiatus, this announcement is nonetheless an exciting development for hard-of-hearing Chance the Rapper fans. There has not been word yet as to whether Chance will continue to partner with DEAFinitely Dope before he picks up again in October, but fans have so far gone crazy about this announcement! Hopefully other artists will follow in the same footsteps forged by Chance the Rapper and strive to make their own concerts equally as inclusive.

 

http://www.thefader.com/2017/06/16/chance-the-rapper-american-sign-language-interpreter-tour

http://www.mtv.com/news/3021237/chance-the-rapper-asl-interpreters-on-tour/