Put this in your 2024 calendar, in case you missed out this year. On Sept. 21, Mayor Kirk Watson officially declared the day as David Shabani Day in the City of Austin, presenting Shabani with “a proclamation for their craft and work in the industry both locally and abroad.”
This is meaningful for Shabani on many levels, coinciding with his Homecoming Tour, named in honor of a few cities on the route with a significant role in his life, as chronicled on the single “YUL to DFW”: Montreal, QC, where Shabani is originally from, and where he wrote his first ever rap-bars; Dallas, where he was raised; and Austin, where he’s built his musical career.
Shabani’s Austin performance is tomorrow night, Saturday Sept. 30, at Empire Control Room on E. 7th, opening for hip-hop artist Asher Roth, on a bill with Austin artist Kardinal Bloo’s hip-hop project Global Octopus. Doors at 7:30 p.m.