Lil Nas X is set to be honored at the 2022 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony next month.
- READ MORE: Lil Nas X — ‘Montero’ review: ‘Old Town Road’ prankster makes his case as a serious entertainer
On June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, the rapper and pop star will become the latest recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award, which is given to “gifted young songwriters who have a significant impact on the music industry through their original songs.
Others have won the award in the past, including Drake, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Halsey, John Legend and more.
Nile Rodgers, President of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, said, “Lil Nas X is someone we are very proud to present with the Hal David Starlight Award. He’s demonstrated perhaps better than anyone how powerful great songs are, with “Old Town Road” and “Montero” dominating the charts almost every day for the past three years.
“If you’re lucky enough to be alive right now, you know exactly who Lil Nas X is and he’s also an amazing and inspiring person to every one of his communities.”
Lil Nas X will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at SHOF’s Annual Induction and Awards Gala on June 16! https://t.co/dEYN3GWNRQ pic.twitter.com/Ptkg8TO8GT
— SongHall (@SongwritersHOF) May 19, 2022
Last month, Lil Nas X announced he would be hitting the road, with European tour dates scheduled for the end of the year.
His “Long Live Montero” tour is set to kick off in North America at the Fillmore in Detroit on September 6 and will make stops in Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles and more before concluding in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on October 23.
The “Industry Baby” hitmaker will then travel to Europe for a series of dates, starting in Amsterdam on November 8, taking shows in Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, Brussels and ending in Barcelona, Spain on November 17.
Among European dates, Lil Nas X will be heading to London for a UK-only show at Eventim Apollo on November 12.
Tickets for North American dates are available here, with tickets for European shows found here. You can see the full list of dates below.
6 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
10 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
15 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY
18 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
20 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
22 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The Met
25 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
27 – Atlanta, Georgia – Coca-Cola Roxy
1 – Nashville, Tennessee – Nashville City Auditorium
3 – Orlando, Florida – Hard Rock Live
4 – Miami, Florida – James L Knight Center
18 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater
21 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater
23 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
9 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling Halle
10 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
12 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo
14 – Paris, France – Zenith
15 – Brussels, Belgium – Palace 12
17 – Barcelona, Spain – Club Sant Jordi
Meanwhile, Lil Nas X said his new album was “almost done” while responding to a fan about the new music on social media.