Michael Kiwanuka has rescheduled his tour dates in support of his sophomore album Love & Hate.
The album itself has already accrued critical acclaim, with Associated Press stating, “Most of the album’s 10 songs are rooted in Kiwanuka’s acoustic guitar and warm, expressive voice. It’s a solid foundation for the souped-up arrangements and can even bear with grace the heaviness in the shame, deception, loss and hurt of the lyrics.” Kiwanuka’s live show only serves to enhance the beautiful and carefully crafted album, and is not to be missed when in your town.
Kiwanuka made waves with his first single off the album ‘Black Man in a White World,” with Paste Magazine comparing the track to classics like Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ and admitting “Michael Kiwanuka wasn’t reaching for subtlety… “Black Man in a White World’ is an uptempo hymn set to handclaps, featuring funky guitar licks and a Motown string section.”
The album was recorded in Los Angeles and London and produced by Grammy Award winning Brian Joseph Burton, AKA Dangermouse, and young up-and-coming producer Inflo. Honest, unabashed, and ambitious, this new record is Kiwanuka emerging from the emotional cocoon of his first album, ready to secure his position as one of the most exciting and renowned talents of our time.
Music from Love & Hate will be included in Baz Lurhmann’s new musical drama television series “The Get Down” which premiered worldwide on Netflix August 12th. Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City.
Michael Kiwanuka Live:
May 18, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
May 19, 2017 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
May 21, 2017 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
May 22, 2017 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
May 23, 2017 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
May 26, 2017 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
May 27, 2017 – Chicago, IL – Park West
May 29, 2017 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 30, 2017 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
May 31, 2017 – Boston, MA – Royale NightClub
June 2, 2017 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
June 4, 2017 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
June 7, 2017 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
June 9, 2017 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
June 10, 2017 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 11, 2017 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley