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Amadou & Mariam Return for North American Tour Dates this Summer + New Album Out Now

Amadou & Mariam Return for North American Tour Dates this Summer + New Album Out Now

Malian musical duo and Grammy-award nomineesAmadou & Mariam are set to return to NORTH AMERICA this summer for a run of tour dates including appearances at the BONNAROO Music & Arts Festival and the San Francisco Jazz Festival. See below for a list of dates.

The pair are touring in support of their critically acclaimed ninth full-length LP, La Confusion, out now onBecause Music.

La Confusion features the hit single "Bofou Safou," which Stereogum calls "the funk, the whole funk, and nothing but the funk," as well as the title track whose video Billboard premiered. Amadou & Mariam discussed La Confusion and performed new music on stops at NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" and PRI's "Studio 360" during their most recent sold out North American seventeen city headline tour.

Hailing from Mali, Amadou Bagayoko andMariam Doumbia first met as children at Mali's Institute for the Young Blind-both lost their vision at an early age. It was here that they started performing in the institute's Eclipse Orchestra, eventually marrying and began recording together in the '80s

Over the span of three decades Amadou (guitar and vocals) and Mariam (vocals) developed an international following having recorded eight full-length albums and toured around the world. Their album Welcome To Mali (2008) was nominated for the "Best Contemporary World Music Album" at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Tour highlights for the duo include supporting U2 on their U2 360 Tour, performing at the 2010 World Cup for FIFA's Kick-Off Celebration and performing alongside major acts across multiple genres such including Blur, Coldplay and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour.


June 6

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Steel

June 7

Alexandria, VA

The Birchmere

June 8

Minneapolis, MN

Cedar Cultural Center

June 10

Manchester, TN

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

June 14

Los Angeles, CA

El Rey Theatre

June 15

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Jazz Festival

June 16

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Jazz Festiva

Photo credit: Julio Bandit

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