Burna Boy has announced plans for a major headline tour. “The African Giant Returns Tour” begins August 9th at Rebel in Toronto and then travels through San Francisco, plus additional international dates (see itinerary below). Fan presales for U.S. dates only, and VIP package sales begin tomorrow, Tuesday, June 18th at 10 am (local); TIDAL members will have a chance to buy presale tickets beginning on June 19th at 10:00 AM local time. Subscribers can find details for purchasing tickets on TIDAL.com/BurnaBoy [tidal.com] or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps;
all presales continue until Thursday, June 20th at 10 pm (local). General Admission sales begin Friday, June 21st at 10 am (local). For complete details and ticket availability, please see OnASpaceship.com [onaspaceship.com].
In addition, the Nigerian Afro-fusion singer and songwriter – whose just-wrapped “African Giant Tour” saw him light up Coachella with a fiery big band live set – will be among the headline acts performing at the upcoming Interswitch One Africa Music Fest, set for August 10th at Brooklyn, NY’s Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk.
Burna Boy released his new single ‘Anybody’ Friday, June 14th. In this song, we see his trademark display of star energy, literally and figuratively. In what may be the most personal song we have heard from the afrofusion artist in recent months, ‘Anybody’ addresses respect, growth, reputation, and, more importantly, recognizing who you are and taking charge. The music comes from a place deep within the artiste, chronicling his journey to where he is today, while addressing paying his dues and rightly so.
A 2019 BET Award nominee for “Best International Act,” Burna Boy is among contemporary African music’s brightest stars and creator of an enigmatic new genre he simply dubs “Afrofusion.” Born Damini Ogulu in Port Harcourt City, Nigeria, the gifted singer-songwriter has released a long series of EPs, singles, mixtapes, and albums including 2018’s extraordinary OUTSIDE. The award-winning collection proved Burna Boy’s U.S. breakthrough, debuting at #3 on Billboard’s “Reggae Albums” chart, fueled in part by the blockbuster single/video, “Ye,” joined by an official video streaming HERE [youtube.com].
Hailed by The FADER [thefader.com] for “(mixing) pop, dancehall, and Afrobeats into its own unique thing,” Burna Boy was recently featured in YouTube’s “Artist Spotlight Series,” streaming HERE [youtube.com]. The Nigerian superstar also united with DJDS for the collaborative EP, STEEL & COPPER [burna.lnk.to], available via On A Spaceship/Our Bad Habit/Atlantic Records/Loma Vista Recordings HERE [burna.lnk.to]. Indeed, Burna Boy has collaborated with a variety of his fellow worldwide stars, including Fall Out Boy, Lily Allen, Major Lazer, and Dave, to name but a few.
THE AFRICAN GIANT RETURNS TOUR 2019
9 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
11 – Montreal, QC – L’Olympia
16 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
17 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
4 – Denver, CO – Summit
8 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
15 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore Silver Spring
20 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
20 – Brussels – Palais 12
24 – Amsterdam – AFAS Live
3 – Wembley – The SSE Arena
6 – Manchester – Albert Hall
9 – Leicester – O2 Academy
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