King Sunny Ade Tour

King Sunny Ade 2009 North American Tour

King Sunny Ade
Nigerian juju icon King Sunny Ade will give North American audiences a chance to witness contagious 40-minute grooves that have been steeped in a modern-day tradition where playing for and reacting to the audience is paramount. The truth is that King Sunny Ade is so well-loved back home, among dignitaries and business leaders, that it is quite a feat to carve out the time for a two-month tour of North America. But the Chairman likes a change of scenery as much as the next guy, even if he does have to miss out on people "spraying" him with money, as is the tradition back home.

Ade's last album release, Seven Degrees North, has been off the market since 2000, when label Blue Moon/Mesa’s distributor V2 collapsed. Blue Moon/Mesa will re-release the album in time for this summer's tour.

King Sunny Tour Dates
06/11/09 Thu Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
06/12/09 Fri Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester, TN
06/14/09 Sun Playboy Jazz Festival Los Angeles, CA
06/16/09 Tue Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
06/18/09 Thu Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara, CA
06/19/09 Fri The Independent San Francisco, CA
06/20/09 Sat Truckee Regional Park Truckee, CA
06/21/09 Sun Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Boonville, CA
06/23/09 Tue Francis Winspear Centre Edmonton, AB
06/24/09 Wed Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB
06/26/09 Fri Vancouver International Jazz Festival Vancouver, BC
06/27/09 Sat JazzFest International Victoria, BC
06/29/09 Mon The Triple Door Seattle, WA
06/30/09 Tue Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater Apple Valley, MN
07/01/09 Wed Ravinia Highland Park, IL
07/03/09 Fri Rothbury Music Festival Rothbury, MI
07/04/09 Sat Harbourfront Centre Toronto, ON
07/05/09 Sun Festival International de Jazz de Montreal Montreal, QC
07/07/09 Tue Higher Ground Burlington, VT
07/09/09 Thu Winnipeg Folk Festival Winnipeg, MB
07/10/09 Fri Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, ON
07/11/09 Sat Quebec City International Festival Quebec City, QC
07/14/09 Tue Wiggins Park Riverstage Camden, NJ
07/15/09 Wed Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
07/17/09 Fri 9:30 Club Washington, DC
07/18/09 Sat Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, NY

[Published on: 5/7/09]

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