Afrobeat Legend Femi Kuti releases 'Day By Day' album + tour dates

Femi Kuti

As he releases his first studio album in seven years, Femi Kuti has confirmed a US tour that will see the Afrobeat legend play venues from coast to coast in January 2009.

Femi's album, 'Day By Day', is released November 18, 2008, and will be the first release from the new Downtown Records imprint Mercer Street Records. Femi launched back onto the public stage this fall when he was featured on emerging artist and label mate, Brett Dennen's hit, "Make You Crazy."

Femi Kuti on

Femi Kuti on

Not content to merely follow in the footsteps of his famous father, Fela Kuti, Femi continues to expand his musical palette with his latest studio release, 'Day By Day', a hybrid of Afro-pop, jazz and urban influences.

Femi Kuti

Femi is world renowned as a gifted songwriter and performer who continues to push the boundaries of Afrobeat rather than resting on his legacy. He has toured America with alt-rock band Jane's Addiction, sang on Rachid Taha's 'Made In Medina' album and reached out to the American hip-hop community connecting with artists such as Mos Def, D'Angelo, Nile Rodgers, Erykah Badu and the Roots.

Femi Kuti's January 2009 Day By Day Tour Dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

January 7 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
January 8 New York, NY Webster Hall
January 9 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
January 10 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
January 11 New York, NY GlobalFEST @ Webster Hall
January 14 Montreal, QC Club Soda
January 15 Toronto, ON The Opera House
January 16 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
January 17 Chicago, IL Metro
January 19 Boulder, CO The Boulder Theatre
January 22 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
January 23 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
January 24 San Diego, CA House of Blues

For more tour details, visit:

Femi Kuti MySpace

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