Brent Faiyaz Partners With UnitedMasters to Start Creative Agency, Announces World Tour
The deal is rumored to be valued at $50 million.
After netting a No. 2 debut on the Billboard 200 with his first album, Wasteland, Brent Faiyaz solidified his standing as a critical cog in the R&B circuit, so much so that a year later, he and UnitedMasters agreed on an unprecedented partnership to form a new creative agency as a hub for his upcoming endeavors.
A source close to the situation tells Billboard that the deal is rumored to be valued at close to $50 million.
“Brent Faiyaz is one of the most prolific independent artists today, and we are extremely excited to embark on this new partnership with him,” UnitedMasters founder Steve Stoute tells Billboard. “It’s been inspiring to watch his journey as an artist over the years, and with this partnership we look to further amplify his creative vision and support his entrepreneurial ambitions.”
Along with his new partnership, Brent Faiyaz will embark on a world tour later this summer. Titled F–k the World, It’s a Wasteland, the multidate trek will arrive in major markets, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Berlin, Paris and Milan. Tickets will be available for the general public on May 5.
Faiyaz keeps momentum from his 2022 effort by releasing his latest visual, “Rolling Stone.” Channeling classic film noir elements, the video is presented as a cinematic thriller with black and white coloring. “I still got demons from my younger days/I wish I could shake ‘em, but they follow me,” he sings in the clip.
Check out the video for “Rolling Stone” and the dates for F–k The World, It’s a Wasteland Tour below.
7/16 – Washington DC @ Broccoli Fest
7/25 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom
7/27 – Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed
8/1 – Toronto, ON @ History
8/6 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
8/9 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway
8/12 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center
8/16 – Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center
8/19 – Sacramento, CA (venue forthcoming)
8/22 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
8/23 – Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall
8/24 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory Deep Ellum
8/31 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
9/1 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
9/3 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Chelsea Theater
9/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ YouTube Theater
10/16 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy Leeds
10/19 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
10/21 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow
10/23 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
10/25 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
11/1 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg
11/3 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Banankompaniet
11/5 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
11/8 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller Music Hall
11/10 – Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrom
11/12 – Milan, Italy @ Fabrique
11/14 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
11/17 – Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
11/19 – Paris, France @ Elysee Montmartre
11/20 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo