Femi Kuti: Tour


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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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