Published Feb 25, 2011If you're still reeling from Afrobeat star Femi Kuti's tour cancellation back in 2009, your day is about to get much better. The Nigerian musician has announced he will be coming to North America this spring.
Along with his group, the Positive Force, Kuti will kick off a 17-stop tour April 19 at Toronto's Opera House. Montreal Afrobeat fans will likewise be treated to a performance from the outfit the next day (April 20). Sorry, West Coasters, the closest you will be able to catch Kuti is at his final gig of the trip, May 14 in Portland, OR. You can check out all of the dates below.
Kuti will no doubt be playing some tunes off his new album Africa for Africa, which will be released by Knitting Factory Records April 12. You can check out a live performance of the tune below.
4/19 Toronto, ON - Opera House
4/20 Montreal, QC - L'Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan)
4/21 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
4/22 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
4/23 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
4/26 New York City, NY - HighLine Ballroom
4/27 Brooklyn, NY- Mic Hall of Williamsburg
4/28 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
4/30 Chicago, IL - Metro
5/1 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
5/3 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
5/4 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhoe
5/5 New Orleans, LA - Hoe of Blues New Orleans
5/9 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
5/12 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
5/13 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
5/14 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater