MAVI has announced he’ll be going on his first-ever headlining world tour to promote his latest album, Laughing So Hard, It Hurts.

The North Carolina-bred rapper shared the news on Thursday (December 15), with the worldwide trek set to kick off on January 17 in Lawrence, Kansas, before taking in shows in Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit and more. He’ll then head overseas for shows in Paris, London, Berlin and Manchester.



MAVI will then return stateside to visit Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta and several other cities before closing out the tour in New York City on May 26. Pre-sale tickets are available now here, while general passes will go live on Friday (December 16) at 12:00 pm et.

“Blessed beyond words to announce i will be embarking on my first-ever headline tour, Laughing So Hard, It Hurts,” MAVI said of the tour on Instagram. “Im so grateful for all the love you have shown me through my journey and im so eager to meet you all and see the world reflected in your eyes. thank you to everyone who has ever loved me. see you soon.”

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MAVI is having a huge year so far, thanks to his sophomore album Laughing So Hard It Hurts. Released in October, the album comes with 16 tracks and only one feature from Amindi. Critics also lauded the album upon release, placing it on several best albums of 2022 lists, including The New York Times, NPR, Vulture and more.

MAVI’s breakthrough also landed him connections with The Alchemist and an opening spot on tour with Jack Harlow. He also racked up millions of streams independently, which have culminated in his massive fan base of four million-plus Spotify monthly listeners. However, one of MAVI’s biggest achievements comes from his 2022 HipHopDX Awards nomination.

Best New Rappers Of 2022 - Rookie Of The Year
Best New Rappers Of 2022 - Rookie Of The Year

The rapper was selected to compete for the title of HipHopDX‘s Best New Rapper of 2022. He will be going up against Top Dawg Entertainment newcomer Doechii, Memphis rising star GloRilla, the masked Los Angeles rapper Yeat, and The Bronx’s own Ice Spice.

Check out the dates for MAVI’s Laughing So Hard It Hurts World Tour below:


17 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
18 – Reverb Lounge – Omaha, NE
19 – Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
21 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
22 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

19 – The Magic Bag – Detroit, MI
20 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, CAN
28 – La Boule Noire – Paris, FR

MARCH 2023
02 – The Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
03 – XOYO – London, UK
05 – Doka – Amsterdam, NL
07 – Cassiopeia – Berlin, DE
21 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
23 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
24 – Treefort Music Festival – Boise, ID



APRIL 2023
05 – Resident – Los Angeles, CA
06 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
07 – Polaris Hall – Portland, OR
09 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
11 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
13 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
14 – Antoine’s – Austin, TX
15 – Deep Ellum Art Co. – Dallas, TX
17 – The Social – Orlando, FL
18 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA
22 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC

MAY 2023
04 – Rumba Cafe – Columbus, OH
06 – Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
11 – Crystal Ballroom – Boston, MA
18 – Union Stage – D.C.
19 – PhilaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA
26 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY