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Michael Kiwanuka announces UK and Ireland tour (2016)

Michael Kiwanuka

Story by Jack Foley

MICHAEL Kiwanuka has announced a full tour of the UK and Ireland in October, his first British headline stint for over four years.

The shows will follow the release of the young British musician’s second album, Love & Hate, which is due to be released on May 27, 2016.

The 13 dates will kick off at The Art School in Glasgow on October 6, and conclude at The O2 Ritz in Manchester on October 22. The tour calls at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on October 11.

Last week, Michael announced his return with the Hiro Murai directed video for first single, Black Man In A White World to widespread acclaim.

Love & Hate was produced by Michael in collaboration with Danger Mouse and young British producer Inflo, and marks a bold, confident and ultimately significant second step for Kiwanuka.

In addition to the new tour dates, Michael will perform at this year’s Great Escape in Brighton this May, the Latitude Festival in July, and Boardmasters Festival in August. More to be announced imminently.

The autumn UK tour dates are (all October 2016)

6 – The Art School, Glasgow
7– The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
8 – Wylam Brewery at Palace of Arts, Newcastle
10 – The Leadmill, Sheffield
11 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
13 – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
14 – The Limelight, Belfast
15 – The Academy, Dublin
17 – The Trashed, Cardiff
18 – Phoenix, Cardiff
19 – O2 Academy 1, Oxford
21 – The Library at The O2 Institute, Birmingham
22 – O2 Ritz, Manchester

Tickets for the headline shows will go on sale from 9am on Friday, April 8.