By Dana Getz
July 18, 2016 at 06:04 PM EDT
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Danny Brown’s next album will be titled Atrocity Exhibition, the Detroit rapper announced late Sunday night.

The title draws from Joy Division’s 1980 song of the same name, which was in turn inspired by J.G. Ballard’s eponymous 1970 collection of condensed novels.

“This is the way!!!! ….. Step inside!!!!” Brown wrote on Twitter with the announcement. He also shared a screengrab of lyrics from Joy Division’s original track via Instagram.


The reference aligns with what Brown has previously said about the record: In June, he told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe that the collection was largely influenced by Talking Heads, a band that, like Joy Division, ruled the ’70s and ’80s.

Brown has yet to announce a release date for Atrocity, but wrote on Instagram in June that he was “putting the final touches” on the project. A few days later, he dropped “When It Rain” via a trippy, VHS-style music video. The single served as his first taste of solo music since 2013’s critically acclaimed Old.

Hours after sharing the album news, Brown announced a North American tour in support of Atrocity. The trek, dubbed The Exhibition 2016, launches July 25 in New York, continues through the fall with stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Toronto, and wraps Nov. 5 in Cleveland, Ohio. ZelooperZ — a fellow member of Brown’s hip-hop collective Bruiser Brigade — and Houston rapper Maxo Kream will join him on the road. See dates below.

07-25 New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage

09-02 Denver, CO – National Western Complex

09-03 Denver, CO – National Western Complex

09-14 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of the Living Arts

09-15 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel 

09-16 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place 

09-18 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club 

09-21 Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon 

09-22 Chicago, IL – House of Blues

09-23 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

09-24 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II

09-25 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

09-27 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s

09-28 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre

10-01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

10-02 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

10-04 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre

10-05 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

10-06 Vancouver, British Columbia – Vogue Theater

10-07 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

10-08 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall

10-11 San Francisco, CA – Regency

10-12 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

10-14 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park

10-15 Los Angeles CA – The Fonda Theatre

10-16 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

10-17 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

10-18 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

10-20 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

10-21 Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall

10-23 Austin, TX – Emo’s

10-25 New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans

10-26 Nashville, TN – Exit In

10-27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade 

10-28 Charlotte, NC – The Underground

10-29 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

10-30 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

11-01 Silver Springs, MD – the Fillmore Silver Springs

11-02 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre

11-03 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

11-04 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre

11-05 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop