Erykah Badu plots massive world tour, hopes airlines get their shit together before it starts

Erykah Badu plots massive world tour, hopes airlines get their shit together before it starts
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Put down your The Weeknd records and get those ticket-buying bots ready, kids; because classic neo-soul is back courtesy of the timeless Erykah Badu and her newly-announced world tour!

It’s called the “Badu Vs. Everythang Tour,” and true to its name, it’s hitting just about every place human civilization has ever touched, including Japan, France, Italy, and, heck, even Newark. Badu’s international odyssey will also take her to major festivals around the globe, including more jazz and funk fests than anyone probably knew existed. Scan all the dates below to find a township, district, or municipality near you.

In case you forgot, Badu’s last release was the brilliant 2015 mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone, which earned a soft spot in our hearts (and a hard spot on our Favorite Mixtapes of November 2015 column). But heck, you should probably just brush up on the rest of her back catalog while you’re at it.

Badu Vs. Everythang:

05.06.17 - Birmingham, AL - Funk Fest
05.19.17 - Atlanta, GA - Funk Fest
05.27.17 - Houston, TX - Houston Arena Theater
05.28.17 - New Orleans, LA - Lake Front Arena
07.06.17 - London, UK - Hammerstein Theater
07.07.17 - London, UK - Hammerstein Theater
07.08.17 - Paris, France - Palais Des Sports
07.09.17 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - North Sea Jazz Festival
07.11.17 - Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
07.12.17 - Tuscany, Italy - Lucca Summer Festival
07.14.17 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Tivoli Gardens
07.15.17 - Pori, Finland - Pori Jazz Festival
07.20.17 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
07.22.17 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
08.10.17 - Philadelphia, PA - TBA
08.12.17 - Charlotte, NC - Funk Fest
08.13.17 - Richmond, VA - TBA
09.01.17 - Dallas, TX - TBAAL Riverfront Jazz Festival
09.15.17 - Newark, NJ - TBA
09.16.17 - New York, NY - The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
09.22.17 - Chicago, IL - Midwives Conference
09.23.17 - Chicago, IL - Midwives Conference
10.01-12.17 - Tokyo, Japan - Billboard Live
10.07.17 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Soul Camp Fest
10.09.17 - Osaka, Japan - Billboard Live

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