As mentioned, legendary Malian blues artist Sidi Toure is going on a tour this fall, which already includes one NYC date happening on October 5 at BAM Cafe, but now he's added a sooner NYC show to his schedule. This one is happening at Highline Ballroom on September 27. Tickets to that show are on sale now. Updated dates, most of which are with Cedric Watson, are listed below.
Toure is touring in anticipation of his new record, Alafia, due out on Thrill Jockey next week (9/17). You can stream his latest single, "Ay Hora," along with the updated list of tour dates and a video, below...
Sidi Toure - "Ay Hora"
Sidi Toure - "Maimouna" Live on KEXP
Sidi Toure -- 2013 Tour Dates
September 8 Bowling Green, OH Black Swamp Arts Festival*
September 9 Lexington, KY Transylvania University*
September 13-16 Chicago, IL Chicago World Music Festival
September 19 Bowling Green, OH Grounds For Thought*
September 20 Oberlin, OH Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse
September 21 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird
September 22 Milheim, PA Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks
September 27 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
September 28 Arlington, VA Artisphere
October 4 Manchester, NH Saint Anselm College
October 5 Brooklyn, NY BAM Cafe
October 6 Philadelphia, PA Crossroads Music, Calvary Church
October 10 Los Angeles, CA Grand Park
October 11-13 Pittsboro, NC Shakori Hills Grass Roots Festival
All dates with Cedric Watson for International Blues Express except those marked *