Kelela announces massive run of world tour dates, just to keep me on my toes

Kelela announces massive run of world tour dates, just to keep me on my toes
Photo: Philip Cosores

Gee. Thanks for keeping me humble, Kelela.

After reporting the SHIT out of your HOTLY ANTICIPATED debut album Take Me Apart (which is still coming out October 6 via Warp and can still be pre-ordered here…unless they ran out of digital copies, I guess?) earlier this week, I was admittedly starting to feel a little too smug and self-satisfied.

I mean, especially after I artfully discussed and then deftly embedded the video for your album’s first single “LMK” at the bottom of the story…followed by a perfectly centered, hi-res image of the cover art and the album’s complete tracklisting?!? That shit was SO CLASSIC that I honestly thought i’d pretty much peaked as a news writer.

No, seriously. I’m telling you: after all that, I figured I had you all figured out as an artist. I figured there was “nothing left to say about Kelela.” I was about ready to just kick my feet up, eat spiraled ham with my bare hands, and polish the fuck out of my latest TMT Employee of The Month Plaque.

But then…not two days later, here you come again, alighting on my inbox like a classical Greek Muse, with the epic announcement of a huge, heart-pounding, international tour. And I do mean HUGE. Like, as in: this thing starts in October down in Mexico City and doesn’t conclude until freaking 2018…in Australia!

And just like that? BAM: here I am, kicking my La-Z-boy back into the “upright” position, brushing away the crumbs, and furiously typing away at my little white laptop like Captain Ahab whipping harpoons at Moby Dick! And I gotta tell you, Kelela; it feels GREAT to be back in the news-game again! I was BORN FOR THIS job; thanks SO MUCH again for reminding me. <3

Kelela tour, FTW:

09.02-03.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Made in America Festival
09.24.17 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
10.20.17 - Mexico City, MX - Sala Corona
10.28-29.17 - Los Angeles, CA - Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival
10.29.17 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
10.30.17 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
11.01.17 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
11.02.17 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
11.05.17 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
11.06.17 - Chicago, IL - Promontory
11.07.17 - Detroit, MI - El Club
11.09.17 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
11.10.17 - Montreal, QC - Belmont
11.11.17 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
11.12.17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11.13.17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11.16.17 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
11.17.17 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
11.18.17 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
11.20.17 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
11.21.17 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
11.27.17 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
11.29.17 - London, UK - Heaven
12.01.17 - Paris, FR - Gaite Lyrique
12.02.17 - Antwerp, BE - Trix Club
12.07.17 - Berlin, DE - Berghain
12.09.17 - Stockholm, SE - Debaser Strand
12.11.17 - Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset
12.12.17 - Hamburg, DE - Uubel & Gefahrlich
12.13.17 - Amsterdam, NL - Tolhuistuin
01.13.18 - Melbourne, AU - Sidney Myer Music Bowl
01.17.18 - Brisbane, AU - Riverstage
01.20.18 - Sydney, AU - The Domain

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