Davido touring North America in 2020; Kanye & Cardi B remixes coming?
Nigerian pop artist Davido released his debut album Omo Baba Olowo back in 2012, but in the time since then, Afro-pop really started to take off in North America and the UK -- thanks in part to the crossover success of Burna Boy, Beyonce's Lion King soundtrack, and Drake adopting the sound -- so that made 2019, um, a good time for Davido to finally release his second album A Good Time and it's no surprise that the album has quickly been gaining global success. A Good Time follows collaborative singles with American rap/R&B artists like Meek Mill, Tinashe, and Rae Sremmurd/Young Thug, and the new album features some guests from that world too (Gunna, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Summer Walker, plus crossover Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan). It was also recently revealed that Kanye West sampled Davido's "If" on a new, not-yet-released gospel song and that Cardi B has a remix of "Fall" in the works.
And though these collaborations surely help Davido gain crossover success, A Good Time doesn't cater to American/European audiences and, as Davido puts it in a new interview with GQ, "The world is changing, people, especially younger people, are more open-minded. Ten years ago it wasn’t cool to be African, but now it’s cool, everybody accepts us." And if the bright, upbeat songs on this album put you in a good mood, that was intentional too: "It’s an album to make you feel better. Most of the tracks are for when you’re in a happy mood, for when you want to have a good time, when you’re having a gathering – occasions like that."
Davido is now set to take the A Good Time Tour to North America in 2020, including a NYC show on March 27 at Terminal 5 with The Compozers, Tony Mix, and a surprise guest. Tickets go on sale Friday (12/20) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed, with a stream of A Good Time, a few videos from the album, and those Kanye and Cardi B videos, below.
Davido -- 2020 North American Tour Dates
JAN 19 The Fillmore Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
FEB 28 Union Hall Edmonton, AB, Canada
MAR 1 The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC, Canada
MAR 2 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
MAR 5 The Midway San Francisco, CA
MAR 6 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
MAR 9 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
MAR 12 Summit Denver Denver, CO
MAR 14 House of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX
MAR 15 Revention Music Center Houston, TX
MAR 21 L'Olympia Montreal, QC
MAR 22 REBEL Toronto, ON, Canada
MAR 24 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
MAR 26 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
MAR 27 Terminal 5 New York, NY
MAR 29 Saint Andrew's Hall Detroit, MI
APR 1 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
APR 2 Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
APR 4 House of Blues Chicago, IL
APR 5 The Fillmore Minneapolis, MN
APR 8 The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
APR 10 The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater Miami Beach, FL
APR 11 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA