Konono N°1 play Winnipeg and Quebec City on World Tour

Konono N°1 play Winnipeg and Quebec City on World Tour
With a new album and a Herbie Hancock collaboration already in the works, Congolese street performers Konono N°1 are claiming 2010 as their year. Now, they'll make their presence known even more with a massive world tour.

Kicking off on April 28 in Belgium, the band will spend the remainder of their spring bringing their otherworldly world music across Europe. June will be a month off, or has yet to have its dates announced, but in July the band will come to North America for some rare live shows. Along with a plethora of American dates, Konono N°1 will invade Canada, with appearances at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Quebec City International Summer Festival.

Konono N°1's Assume Crash Position will be released by Crammed Discs on June 8.

Konono N°1 tour dates:

4/28 Genk, Belgium - Casino Modern

4/29 Groningen, Netherlands - De Oosterpoort

4/30 Turnhout, Belgium - Cultuurcentrum de Warande

5/01 Brussels, Belgium - KVS

5/02 Tourcoing, France - Le Grand Mix

5/05 Borgerhout, Belgium - De Roma

5/08 Minehead, England - All Tomorrow's Parties

5/09 London, England - Scala

5/11 Bristol, England - Metropolis

5/13 Manchester, England - FutureEverything

5/16 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bimhuis

5/18 Pau, France - L'Ampli

5/20 St. Nazaire, France - Le VIP

5/21 St. Brieuc, France - Festival Art Rock

5/22 Seville, Spain - Festival Territorios

5/23 Paris, France - Festival Barbes L'Africaine

5/27 Cadiz, Spain - FILE Festival

5/29 Madrid, Spain - Aftica Vive Festival

7/9 Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
7/10 Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival

7/13 Quebec City, Quebec - Quebec City International Summer Festival

7/18 New York City, NY - Le Poisson Rouge

7/19 Chicago, IL - Millenium Park

7/20 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

7/21 Pittsburgh, PA - World Café Live

7/22 Washington, DC - Black Cat

7/23 Floyd, VA - Floyd Fest