Monday, March 16, 2009
Amadou & Mariam: Live Video + Tour Dates
Mali's husband and wife duo, Mariam Doumbia and Amadou Bagayoko have been Stark favorites for some time now. Since first hearing their 2004 release, Dimanche A Bamako, we were sold; the good-feeling, summery, well-crafted African music did it for us.
Amadou and Mariam are set to release their newest effort, Welcome to Mali, which has Americanized, but only in positive ways. There is more English speaking and rap/R&B influences, yet the African soul is still ever-present. Welcome to Mali drops March 24 on Nonesuch. *2009 Best of nominee.* Pre-order the album here.
Tour Dates (some opening for Coldplay) after the jump. Click HERE for a live video from Studio 104 in France.
June 2nd - Chicago, IL - Park West
June 4th - Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre
June 5th - Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
June 6th - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
June 8th - New York, NY - Webster Hall
June 10th - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere
July 10th - Portland, OR - The Amphitheater at Clark County*
July 11th - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre*
July 13th - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre*
July 16th - San Diego, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre*
July 18th - Carson, CA - Home Depot Center*
July 21st - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center*
July 22nd - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
July 24th - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater*
*opening for Coldplay