Amadou & Mariam Announce North American Tour
In support of their new album Folila, the Malian music duo Amadou & Mariam has announced their first North American tour since 2009.
"The blind couple from Mali" will tour with a seven-piece band through August. Married since 1980 and playing together since 1983, the duo became more successful stateside with the release of their 2004 album Dimanche a Bamako ("Sunday in Bamako"). The landmark album was produced by world-Latin music star Manu Chao.
Since then, the duo has supported Damon Albarn, Scissor Sisters, Coldplay, and U2 across the world. Folila, their eighth studio album, was released on April 2 and includes guest spots by Santigold, TV on the Radio, and Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears.
See the tour dates below, followed by the video for the track "Wily Kataso."
Amadou & Mariam:
07-31 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
08-01 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
08-03 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
08-04 New York, NY - Central Park SummerStage
08-05 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08-06 Madison, WI - Capitol Theater Overture Center for the Arts
08-07 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
08-10 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
08-14 Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre *
08-16 Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Pier
* with Andrew Bird
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