Mdou Moctar to Play Canada on 2022 Tour

Shows in Toronto and Montreal come alongside Parquet Courts
Mdou Moctar to Play Canada on 2022 Tour
Photo: Stephen McGill
Mdou Moctar has announced a lengthy run of tour dates behind this year's excellent album Afrique Victime, including a pair of shows in Canada.

Next year, the guitarist and his band will tour North America in February and March, before trekking throughout Europe in April. All North American stops will see Mdou Moctar share a stage with Parquet Courts, including their pair of Canadian appearances.

A first stop brings both bands to Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 17, ahead of a date at Montreal's Corona Theatre the following evening (March 18).

Alongside the tour news, Mdou Moctar have shared performance video Live at the Niger River, a venue previously shown in his Afrique Victime documentary. The 20-minute set finds the group playing album tracks "Tala Tannam," "Bissmilahi Atagh," "Ya Habibti" and "Chismiten."

Watch that below, where you'll also find Mdou Moctar's tour dates.

Read Exclaim!'s review of Afrique Victime. Moctar's previous album, Ilana (The Creator), landed among Exclaim!'s 10 Best Soul, Funk and World Albums of 2019.


Mdou Moctar 2022 Tour Dates:

02/27 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
02/28 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
03/02 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse %
03/03 Birmingham, AL - Saturn %
03/04 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom %
03/05 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant %
03/07 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall %
03/08 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room %  
03/10 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue %
03/11 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom %
03/12 Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre %
03/13 Detroit, MI - MOCAD %
03/15 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre %
03/16 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
03/17 Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre %
03/18 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre %
04/01 Antwerp, Belgium - Het Bos
04/02 Brussels, Belgium - AB-club
04/03 Köln, Denmark - Bumann
04/04 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso 
04/05 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
04/06 Brighton, England - Komedia
04/07 Birmingham, England - Hare & Hounds
04/08 Dublin, Ireland - The Sugar Club
04/09 Belfast, Ireland - Ulster Sports Club
04/10 Glasgow, Scotland - Drygate
04/11 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
04/12 Manchester, England - YES
04/14 London, England - Earth Theatre
04/15 Roubaix/Lille, France - La cave aux Poètes
04/16 Paris, France - Le Hasard Ludique
04/17 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje
04/18 Hamburg, Denmark - Molotow
04/19 Copenhagen, Germany - Alice
04/20 Gothenburg, Sweden - Nefertiti
04/21 Oslo, Norway - Blaa
04/22 Stockholm, Sweden - Fasching
04/23 Malmö, Sweden - Plan B
04/24 Berlin, Germany - Frannz Club
04/25 Leipzig, Germany - UT Connewitz
04/26 Prague, Czech Republic - Meetfactory
04/27 Linz, Austria - Kapu
04/28 Zurich, Switzerland - Fabrik
04/29 Mannheim, Germany - Feuerwache
05/01 Oostende, Belgium - De Post
08/06 Mysłowice, Poland - Off Festival

% with Parquet Courts