Series Overview:
Red Run Art Series (No Blackout Dates) is a mixed-media series by artist Damon Kardon created to celebrate the traveling circus that is the music tour. He has various bands and solo artists whose music and words have influenced him and his art over the years. He set out to encapsulate in these works everything that a band or artist puts forth with a new album and accompanying tour. What better way to convey the creativity and excitement of travel than in a postage stamp representing this new voyage?

“Red Run” is a postage term describing an assignment to handle registered mail and “Blackout Dates” a travel term meaning no time off from travel. These terms represent to Damon, a clear vision each band or artist delivers in their new album and then expresses 24/7 in their subsequent tour. Each piece he creates starts with a painted portrait of the band or artist. He then incorporates colors and elements of their new album into the background. Next, he takes that image of the finished painting and digitally alters and adds text through Photoshop.

The text seen on each postage stamp design incorporates new song and album titles as well as the names and dates of the tour. Each completed stamp design is a mixed-media collage representing the artist/band and their music. You shall see a new finished piece featured every week for the entire run of the series. Through their boundless creativity and determination, these artists/bands have put their musical stamp on the world.

Road-Ready Listening:
– Be sure to enhance your viewing/reading experience by streaming G-Eazy’s latest full-length offering, The Beautiful & Damned, released on December 15, 2017, via RCA Records.

About the Painting:
– A true visionary in style and his ability to bring old school rock n’ roll swagger into the world of Hip-Hop & Rap. I am inspired by G-Eazy’s boundless talent and raw determination. For this piece, I was drawn to the colors and imagery shown in his videos for “No Limit” and “The Plan” as well as the pictures he paints vocally with his new songs off The Beautiful & Damned. This dramatic world he creates through his music has caught on to the masses and his success seems to know no boundaries. This work celebrates his 2018 U.S. Winter tour and his new music spreading like wildfire off of his new album. – Damon Kardon

Package #2: “Beautiful & Damned”:
– Check out Damon’s creative process by scrolling through the photos below.

Tour Dates:

02/15 – Smart Financial Center – Houston, TX
02/17 – Pavilion at Irving Music Factory – Dallas, TX
02/18 – ACL Live – Austin, TX
02/20 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
02/22 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
02/23 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
02/24 – The Shrine – Los Angeles, CA
02/25 – Park Theater – Las Vegas, NV
02/26 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
02/28 – Bill Graham – San Francisco, CA
03/01 – Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA
03/03 – ShoWare Center – Seattle, WA
03/06 – First Bank – Denver, CO
03/08 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium – Minneapolis, MN
03/09 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
03/13 – Rebel – Toronto, Canada
03/14 – Rebel – Toronto, Canada
03/16 – Borgata – Atlantic City, NJ
03/17 – DAR Constitution Hall – Washington, DC
03/18 – Agganis – Boston, MA
03/20 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
05/02 – Annexet – Stockholm, Sweden
05/06 – Tap 1 – Copenhagen, Denmark
05/09 – Columbiahalle – Berlin, Germany
05/10 – Torwar Hall – Warsaw, Poland
05/11 – Forum Karlin – Prague, Czech Republic
05/13 – Tonehalle – Munich, Germany
05/15 – Arena Open Air – Wien, Austria
05/17 – Fabrique – Milan, Italy
05/19 – Samsung Hall – Zurich, Switzerland
05/20 – STADTHALLE – Offenbach, Germany
05/22 – Rockhal – Roeser, Luxembourg
05/23 – Palladium – Köln, Germany
05/24 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
05/26 – National – Brussels, Belgium
05/27 – Zenith – Paris, France
05/29 – Academy 1 – Glasgow, United Kingdom
05/30 – Victoria Warehouse – Manchester, United Kingdom
06/01 – O2 Brixton Academy – Brixton, United Kingdom
06/03 – Academy 1 – Birmingham, United Kingdom
06/05 – Olympia – Dublin, Ireland
06/06 – Olympia – Dublin, Ireland

G-Eazy’s cover artwork for Incarnate:

The Series & Future Artwork:
– Coming up in Package #3… alt-J.
– Previously in Package #1… Killswitch Engage