Kamasi Washington Announces New Album 'Fearless Movement,' North American Tour

He'll bring his new material to Toronto and Vancouver this spring

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Mar 6, 2024

Contemporary jazz mastermind Kamasi Washington has announced his fourth studio album, previewed today by new single "Prologue," and a North American tour to follow — including a pair of Canadian shows in Toronto and Vancouver.

Fearless Movement is due May 6 on Young. It follows 2018's The Choice, as well as last year's Dinner Party album, Enigmatic Society, with Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin.

Featuring the 2022 single "The Garden Path," Washington's new record includes collaborations with Martin, André 3000, Thundercat, BJ the Chicago Kid, George Clinton, Brandon Coleman and more, as well as the musician's young daughter.

“Being a father means the horizon of your life all of a sudden shows up,” Washington shared in a statement. “My mortality became more apparent to me, but also my immortality — realizing that my daughter is going to live on and see things that I’m never going to see. I had to become comfortable with this, and that affected the music that I was making.”

Fearless Movement is described in press notes as the musician's dance album. “It’s not literal,” he explained. “Dance is movement and expression, and in a way it’s the same thing as music — expressing your spirit through your body. That’s what this album is pushing.”

Hear freewheeling, feather-light new single "The Prologue," which arrives alongside an AG Rojas-directed video, below. That's where you'll also find the full album tracklist, as well as Washington's spring tour itinerary, which includes stops at Toronto's History (May 7) and Vancouver's Vogue Theatre (May 30). Tickets go on sale Friday (March 8), with presales beginning today at noon local time.

Fearless Movement:

1. Lesanu
2. Asha the First (feat. Thundercat, Taj Austin and Ras Austin)
3. Computer Love (feat. Patrice Quinn, DJ Battlecat and Brandon Coleman)
4. The Visionary (feat. Terrace Martin)
5. Get Lit (feat. George Clinton and D Smoke)
6. Dream State (feat. André 3000)
7. Together (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid)
8. The Garden Path
9. Interstellar Peace (The Last Stance)
10. Road to Self (KO)
11. Lines in the Sand
12. Prologue

Pre-order Fearless Movement.

Kamasi Washington 2024 Tour Dates:

05/04 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
05/05 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
05/07 Toronto, ON - History
05/08 Cincinnati, OH - Ludlow Garage
05/09 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
05/10 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
05/11 Minneapolis, MN - Fitzgerald Theater
05/12 Omaha, NB - Slowdown
05/14 Houston, TX - House of Blues Houston
05/15 Dallas, TX - House of Blues Dallas
05/16 San Antonio, TX - Empire Theater
05/17 Austin, TX - Empire Garage
05/30 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
05/31 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
06/01 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
06/02 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
06/05 Sacramento, CA - Crest Theatre
06/06 Monterey, CA - Golden State Theatre
06/07 San Francisco, CA - Warfield
06/08 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
06/09 San Diego, CA - Belly Up
06/11 Mesa, AZ - Mesa Arts Center
06/16 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl Jazz Fest
07/31 Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere

Latest Coverage