Atlanta Hawks Open 2017-18 In-Game Concert Series with Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels, composed of Atlanta emcee Killer Mike and New York-bred rapper/producer El-P,  treated the Hawks and hip-hop fans to a halftime performance before returning to the floor to deliver a postgame encore. Killer Mike’s connection to the Hawks will grow deeper during the 2018-19 season, when his latest Shave Wash And Groom (SWAG) Shop location will operate in the completely transformed Philips Arena.

“We’re excited to welcome Run the Jewels to Philips Arena to join our fans for a season-opening celebration of Hawks basketball,” said Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. “Killer Mike continues to be a great partner as we progress toward unveiling a new world-class, fan-focused venue in the 2018-19 season.”

Since the beginning of the 2014-15 campaign, the Hawks’ in-game concert series has hosted many of the biggest names in homegrown hip-hop, including T.I., Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Migos, Big Boi and more. Seats for Atlanta’s season opener are available for purchase now at

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