Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on April 14, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Kelis at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kelis

Kelis returned to the live stage at SXSW this year after three years off from touring, and the R&B/neo-soul singer has now announced a full (but brief) North American tour for this June. The tour brings her to NYC for a show on June 13 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/18) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/16) at noon. She also tours Europe before and after. All of her dates are listed below.

The tour is in support of her new album Food which comes out next week (4/22) via Ninja Tune. It's her first album on an independent label, following a decade-plus career of often-underrated pop (she's much more than "the girl who sang 'Milkshake'"), and was produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. The album is a huge departure from its predecessor, 2010's dance-pop Flesh Tone, instead coming closer to Erykah Badu's (neo) soul and the early '70s days of the genre too. You can hear the whole thing now on NPR. Also at 4 PM EST today (4/14), NPR will host an interview about the album and you can get involved on Twitter. Here's the details:

At 4 p.m. ET on Monday, April 14, we'll all hit play on this First Listen, and for an hour Kelis will take questions and tell stories on Twitter about creating an album that sounds like nothing we've heard from her before. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #AskKelisNPR and following @iamKelis and @NPRandB.
Check out a new live video of "Friday Fish Fry" (performed on KCRW) off the new album, with the list of tour dates, below...

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Kelis performing "Friday Fish Fry" Live on KCRW

Kelis -- 2014 North American Tour Dates
6/2 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
6/3 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
6/4 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
6/9 - Chicago, IL - Park West
6/11 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
6/13 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
6/15 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

European dates:

MAY 8 WILTON'S MUSIC HALL LONDON, UK
MAY 10 THE DOME BRIGHTON, UK
MAY 12 GAITE LYRIQUE PARIS, FR
MAY 13 MC THEATER AMSTERDAM, NL
MAY 15 THONEX LIVE GENEVA, CH
MAY 16 KAUFLEUTEN ZURICH, CH
JUL 6 DE WERELD DRAAIT BUITEN AMSTERDAM, NL
JUL 14 SOMERSET HOUSE LONDON, UK
JUN 27-29 SEA SESSIONS SURF & MUSIC FESTIVAL BUNDORAN, IRELAND
JUN 27-29 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL WORTHY FARM, PILTON
JUL 5 NIBE FESTIVAL NIBE, DK
JUL 18 LATITUDE FESTIVAL SUFFOLK, UK
JUL 25-27 FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL NIIGATA, JP
AUG 16 PUKKELPOP KEMPISCHE STEENWEG, BE
AUG 30 THE BIG FEASTIVAL COTSWOLDS, UK

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Comments (2)

I wanted to become a singer before because I find it hard to earn money.

Posted by Dr. Hicham Riba | April 27, 2014 9:37 PM

Awesome album love it great work.d

Posted by Kirkwood | May 8, 2014 4:58 AM

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