Skepta Announces "Banned from America" Tour Dates

The influential grime MC will take his live show stateside after being denied a visa last year.
March 20, 2017, 3:23pm
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2016 Mercury Prize winner Skepta announced the dates for his upcoming North American tour yesterday. The title of the tour, "Banned From America," refers to an incident last year when the grime MC was forced to cancel a previous US tour—including dates at Coachella and Lollapalooza—because authorities denied him a work visa.

Skepta's announcement is hot on the heels of his guest appearance on Drake's new More Life project, alongside Black Coffee, Moodymann, and Kanye West. Part one of the tour will kick off at Coachella on Sunday, April 16, and close out in Montreal at Olympia on April 27. Part two will commence at NYC's Governors Ball festival on June 4 and have a grand finale at Bonnaroo on June 11.

2016 saw the release of the British artist's fourth studio album and his highest-profile release to date, ‎Konnichiwa. He also played Berghain for the first time last year, and the show cemented the German city's growing love for grime.

Tickets for the "Banned From America" tour are on sale now on Skepta's website.

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