Group Doueh tour Europe in May to minimize the number of ironic “Freebird” requests

Group Doueh tour Europe in May to minimize the number of ironic "Freebird" requests

After 27 years of roughin’ it in the Western Sahara, Group Doueh have had quite a good run these past few years, with three albums under their belt courtesy of Sublime Frequencies, a co-headlining tour with Omar Souleyman, and an invitation from none other than Animal Collective to play at their ATP. Now, using the ATP show as a springboard, Bamaar Salmou (simply known as Doueh) and his band comprised of mostly family members will be sporting their provincially inspired guitar wanderings to a vast European audience. On May 11, the band will embark on a European tour spanning the rest of the month and covering Britain as well as the mainland. According to the band’s PR they’ll be playing as a six-piece, with Doueh’s son on keyboard, wife Halima on vocals, and two backing vocalists/percussionists. Get ready for some sand in your boots, Europe, cause this is gonna be some serious desertification.


05.11.11 - Manchester, UK - Islington Mill $
05.11.11 - Reading, UK - South Street Arts Centre
05.13.11 - London, UK - The Barbican
05.14.11 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties (curated by Animal Collective)
05.16.11 - TBD
05.17.11 - TBD
05.18.11 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje
05.19.11 - Aarhus, Denmark - Atlas
05.20.11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Global
05.21.11 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Nefertiti Jazz Club
05.23.11 - Helsinki, Finland - Korjaamo (Vaunusali)
05.25.11 - TBD
05.26.11 - TBD
05.27.11 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05.28.11 - Paris, France - Villette Sonique
05.29.11 - Lille, France - Aéronef Club

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