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Femi Kuti: Tour

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EXTENSIVE NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR BEGINS IN JUNE



Femi Kuti


On June 3 in New York City, Afrobeat pioneer Femi Kuti, backed by his band the Positive Force, will begin a 24-date summer tour spanning North America, including several shows opening for the Dave Matthews Band, a headline appearance at the Hollywood Bowl and performances at the Bonnaroo, Montreal Jazz and Rothbury Music festivals. Kuti's performances will feature material from his first studio album of new material in seven years, the acclaimed Day By Day.



Femi is ready to bring his new material from Day By Day to the many cities comprising the summer tour. It's easy to hear that the long respite has inspired him. He is upbeat, enthusiastic and raring to hit the road again, in spite of how much has changed since he began his hiatus. “Everybody is back in training now," he says. “We have to re-establish my music. We have to come out and play it live, because the record industry is in such a bad shape, we are all suffering."



“Luckily," he laughs, “the African man is used to suffering."



Check out JamBase's 2008 interview with Femi Kuti here.



Femi Kuti U.S. Tour Dates:


June 3 New York, NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza


June 4 New York, NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza


June 5 Hartford, CT Dodge Music Center*


June 6 Hartford, CT Dodge Music Center*


June 9 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre*


June 10 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau*


June 11 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse


June 12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival


June 14 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden


June 16 Seattle, WA Showbox


June 17 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre


June 19 Boonville, CA Sierra Nevada World Music Festival


June 20 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore


June 21 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl


June 24 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club


June 25 Brooklyn, NY Celebrate Brooklyn


June 26 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live


June 27 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club


June 30 Apple Valley, MN Music in the ZooWeesner


July 1 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival


July 2 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest


July 3 Rothbury, MI Rothbury Festival


July 4 Toronto, ONT Harbourfront Centre
July 5 Montreal, QC Metropolis


* Supporting Dave Matthews Band

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