The 24-year-old British soul singer/songwriter will return to the states for a short run of shows in June, weeks before the U.S. release of his debut full-length album.
Audiences in Michael Kiwanuka’s home turf have certainly taken a liking to the musician. Last spring he opened for Adele on her U.K. and Europe tour. Communion Records, the U.K. indie label founded by Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett, released Kiawnuka’s first EPs last year – Tell Me A Tale and I’m Getting Ready. In January the BBC Sounds of 2012 list, which rounds up the most promising new music talent, crowned Kiwanuka as its winner. Previous winners include Adele, Ellie Goulding, Corinne Bailey Rae and Keane.
Now U.S. audiences will get another chance to hear Kiwanuka’s take on soul.
The tour marks Michael Kiwanuka’s second trip to New York City this year and his first ever shows in Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
The excursion begins June 9 in Atlanta at Smith’s Olde Bar, followed by a June 10 show at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley.
Additional stops include New York City’s HighLine Ballroom June 13; Brooklyn, N.Y., at Prospect Park Bandshell June 14; Philadelphia’s World Café Live June 15; Washington, DC, at Rock And Roll Hotel June 16; and Boston’s Brighton Music Hall June 18. The tour includes one show in Canada at Toronto’s Great Hall On Queen Street June 19.
Tickets go on sale beginning April 5.
Kiwanuka’s debut, Home Again, is due out in the U.S. July 31 through Cherrytree Records.
For more information visit MichaelKiwanuka.com