1/30/2017

Michael Kiwanuka Announces Rescheduled North American Tour; Snags 2 Brit Award Nominations

  MICHAEL KIWANUKA ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 

SNAGS TWO BRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR ALBUM LOVE & HATE

Michael Kiwanuka is pleased (and relieved) to announce that he’ll be rescheduling his cancelled North American Tour from December of 2016. Kiwanuka who was suffering from vocal chord damage and tonsillitis has been cleared to play shows again. The tour begins May 18 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles and includes Festival stops at Governors Ball and Bonnaroo Music Festival. It includes shows in some cities that weren’t on the December run including Washington DC, Montreal, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Nashville.

In addition, Michael was nominated for two BRIT Awards, for best Male Solo Artist and Album of the Year. The awards are given out on February 22. He’s also nominated for Best British Artist for the NME Awards and The Gilles Peterson Worldwide Award for Album of the Year.  The awards are the latest accolades for an album which has been lauded worldwide, Jon Pareles of the NY Times wrote “Michael Kiwanuka’s second album, ‘Love & Hate,’ is a sustained, stylized plunge into despair: plaints of isolation, doubt, lovelessness, racial injustice, longing, hopelessness and a certain resolve despite it all”, and NPR said “Kiwanuka's vocals are as tender as ever, yet laced with a heavy dose of attitude. This is full-throated soul with swagger.”

Love & Hate was recorded in Los Angeles and London produced by Grammy Award winning Brian Joseph Burton AKA Dangermouse and young up-and-coming producer Inflo. Check out title track 'Love & Hate' here. Honest, unabashed, and ambitious, this new record is Kiwanuka emerging from the emotional cocoon of his first album, ready to secure his position as one of the most exciting and renown talents or our time.

Michael Kiwanuka Live:
May 18, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
May 19, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
May 21, 2017 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
May 22, 2017 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
May 23, 2017 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
May 26, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
May 27, 2017 - Chicago, IL - Park West
May 29, 2017 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 30, 2017 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
May 31, 2017 - Boston, MA - Royale NightClub
June 2, 2017 - New York, NY - Governors Ball Music Festival
June 4, 2017 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
June 7, 2017 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe at Old National Centre
June 9, 2017 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
June 10, 2017 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 11, 2017 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley
 

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