Antibalas releasing ‘Fu Chronicles,’ touring (stream “Fight Am Finish”)
Twenty years out from the release of their debut album Liberation Afrobeat Vol. 1, Antibalas will release a new album, Fu Chronicles, on February 7 via Daptone. We're premiering lead single "Fight Am Finish," which is a triumphant blend of jazz, funk, Afrobeat, and more, and comes with a powerful message. Singer Duke Amayo says:
We have arrived at a time when we must be 'Seshat in Red Gloves' and punch throw the sand curtain of Lies and deceit.
We must fight for the Truth.
We must fight for Sustainability.
We must fight for Peace.
We must Fight for our Dreams.
We must Fight am finish and never ever give up the good fight, for the Destiny of Truth is Exposure. Triple triple triple exposure!
And founder/baritone saxophonist Martin Perna adds:
The only constant, really, has been change. The country is both very different and at the same time more of its true self than ever. We’ve seen so much displacement, dashing of communities. Over these twenty years, our musical community has taken many licks but we are still holding it together and have a lot of creative energy to work with. I see this song 'Fight Am Finish' in particular as a testament to commitment, to seeing something through to the end.
Antibalas are also embarking on an extensive winter/spring tour in 2020, including two NYC shows: Brooklyn Bowl on March 20 and 21. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (11/22) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Antibalas -- 2020 Tour Dates
Tuesday, February 11 — The Siren — San Luis Obispo, CA
Wednesday, February 12 — Moe’s Alley — Santa Cruz, CA
Thursday, February 13 — The Regent — Los Angeles, CA
Friday, February 14 — The Independent — San Francisco, CA
Saturday, February 15 — The New Parish — Oakland, CA
Sunday, February 16 — The Independent — San Francisco, CA
Thursday, February 20 — Neptune Theatre — Seattle, WA
Friday, February 21 — Rickshaw Theater — Vancouver, BC
Saturday, February 22 — PDX Jazz — Portland, OR
Sunday, February 23 — The Olympic — Boise, ID
Wednesday, February 26 — Knotty Pine — Victor ID
Thursday, February 27 — The Commonwealth Room — Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, February 28 — Washington’s — Fort Collins, CO
Thursday, March 19 — The Sinclair — Boston, MA
Friday, March 20 — Brooklyn Bowl — Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, March 21 — Brooklyn Bowl — Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, March 26 — Terminal West — Atlanta, GA
Friday, March 27 — The Grey Eagle — Asheville, NC
Saturday, March 28 — Cat's Cradle — Carrboro, NC
Friday, April 3 — Sleeping Village — Chicago, IL
Saturday, April 4 — SPACE — Evanston, IL
Friday, April 10 — Lee's Palace — Toronto, ON
Saturday, April 11 — Lee's Palace — Toronto, ON
Friday, April 17 — Theatre of The Living Arts — Philadelphia, PA