Ibeyi announce North American tour dates | Listen to their latest single "Away Away"


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The Twins Returns This Fall For 14 Dates | Listen To Their Latest Single “Away Away

Today Ibeyi, the 22-year-old French-Cuban twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, have announced a run of North American tour dates that will begin this fall. Praised for a mesmerizing live performance that combines a mixture of ancient and modern music, the North American portion of the global tour will start this October 28th in Miami running through November 19th with over fourteen dates across the continent (full list of dates below with tickets on-sale July 14). The announcement of the tour comes on the heels of the twins releasing their first piece of new music since 2015, a joyous track titled “Away Away” which Pitchfork reviewed calling it “raw, minimal, and mystical” and FADER hailed is, "a radiant pop song surrounded by Yoruba chants."

Since the release of Ibeyi’s critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album in February 2015, the twins have been captivating audiences across the globe with their unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influenced with the traditional sounds of Yorùbá. “It’s tough to tear your eyes from the live performance,” noted Noisey upon the first time seeing Ibeyi live. Meanwhile, KCRW explained, “there is a remarkable power to what they do,” in describing the unique live experience of Ibeyi and the OC Weekly raved of Ibeyi’s show saying it is, “an immersion; it was passionate, and pure and gripping in all the ways you never expect music to be anymore.”

Last month Ibeyi released the single “Away Away,” which pushes forward the unique, cross-cultural sound that the girls have become so widely recognized for.  The duo, who split their time between Paris, Cuba and London are currently at work in the studio finishing up their sophomore album due out this fall. In a recent cover story for The FADER titled “Ibeyi’s Home” the twins traveled to Cuba to retrace their Afro-Cuban roots. The cover story touched on Ibeyi’s sophomore album, which sees the twins working again with producer/XL head Richard Russell and includes appearances from Kamasi Washington, Chilly Gonzales, La Mala Rodriguez and Meshell Ndegeocello. Read the full story HERE.

“Away Away”
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*theMIND will open as support on all North American dates