Michael Kiwanuka announces a run of US tour dates this June, kicking off in Atlanta, GA on June 9. Michael will be returning to New York City for the second time this year, and he will be playing his first-ever shows in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. He will be performing songs from his debut album Home Again, will be released on July 31 through Cherrytree Records. For a full list of tour dates, please see below.
Last December, Michael sold out headlining shows in both Los Angeles and New York City following a run of supporting dates with Adele in the UK and Europe. Time Out NY called his two New York shows the best events in entertainment that week. Esquire proclaimed, "This time next year, you’re going to be tired of people telling you about Michael Kiwanuka." Michael’s debut album Home Again was released a month ago in the UK to great acclaim, with Q Magazine calling it a "life-affirming…accomplished work of depth and distinction."
You can watch Michael’s performance of Home Again‘s first single "I’m Getting Ready" at the Hackney Round Chapel in London below:
Home Again was produced by Paul Butler from The Bees in his home studio on the Isle of Wight. The album takes Michael’s effortless melodies, observant lyrics and smooth voice and builds them into timeless and rootsy folk-inflected modern soul. Michael and Paul played most of the instruments on the album.
Born and raised in North London by Ugandan immigrants, Michael’s music is drawing comparisons to Otis Redding, Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye. Earlier this year he topped the BBC Sounds of 2012 list, joining the ranks of previous winners including Adele, Corinne Bailey Rae, 50 Cent, Ellie Goulding, and others.
Michael Kiwanuka Tour Dates
June 9 — Atlanta, GA Smith Olde Bar
June 10 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
June 13 – New York City, NY @ Highline Ballroom
June 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park
June 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live (Downstairs)
June 16 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
June 18 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
June 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
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