Femi Kuti U.S. Tour Dates

First studio album in seven years, Day By Day, to be released on November 18

Femi Kuti
On the brink of releasing his first studio album in seven years, Femi Kuti has announced a U.S. tour that will see the Afrobeat legend play venues from coast to coast in January 2009.

Femi’s forthcoming album, Day By Day, is set for release on November 18 and will be the first release from the new Downtown Records imprint Mercer Street Records. Femi launched back onto the public stage this fall when he was featured on emerging artist, and label mate, Brett Dennen‘s runaway hit, “Make You Crazy” (watch the video here).

Not content to merely follow in the footsteps of his famous father, Fela Kuti, Femi continues to expand his musical palette with his latest studio release, Day By Day, a hybrid of Afro-pop, jazz and urban influences. Femi is world renowned as a gifted songwriter and performer who continues to push the boundaries of Afrobeat rather than resting on his legacy. He has toured America with alt-rock band Jane’s Addiction, sang on Rachid Taha’s Made In Medina album and reached out to the American hip-hop community, connecting with artists such as Mos Def, D’Angelo, Nile Rodgers, Erykah Badu and the Roots. There is no doubt that this respite has Femi ready to get back on the road and eager to bring his outstanding new work on Day By Day to the live arena.

Tour Dates
01/07/09 Wed Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
01/08/09 Thu Webster Hall New York, NY
01/09/09 Fri 9:30 Club Washington, DC
01/10/09 Sat World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
01/11/09 Sun Webster Hall New York, NY
01/14/09 Wed Club Soda Montreal, QC
01/15/09 Thu The Opera House Toronto, ON
01/16/09 Fri Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
01/17/09 Sat Metro Chicago, IL
01/19/09 Mon Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
01/22/09 Thu The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
01/23/09 Fri House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
01/24/09 Sat House of Blues San Diego, CA

Check out our exclusive interview with Femi from last year here