K’Naan, who was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, but has lived in Toronto since the age of 13, is touring in support of his third studio album, 2009’s Troubadour. The album features the smash hit “Wavin’ Flag,” which was chosen as Coca-Cola’s anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The hip hop artist remade the single along with a supergroup of fellow Canadian artists called Young Artists for Haiti to benefit earthquake relief efforts.
As a follow-up to his U.S. spring co-headlining tour with Wale, K’Naan’s U.S. fall tour begins Oct. 8 at Theatre Of The Living Arts in Philadelphia (Oct. 8) and wraps up Oct. 30 at Showbox SoDo in Seattle.
Additional gigs include Webster Hall in New York (Oct. 9), 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (Oct. 10), Park West in Chicago (Oct. 15), Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo. (Oct. 19) and The Fillmore in San Francisco (Oct. 28).
K’Naan has a number of upcoming European gigs lined up followed by a September Canadian tour.
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