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NEWS: Kamasi Washington Announces Supporting Artists for North American Tour

If you’ve been following the cutting edge of jazz in the past years, then it’s time to get excited. Tenor saxophonist and rising star Kamasi Washington is still hitting the tarmac in support of his sophomore LP, Heaven and Earth. Today on Twitter, he announced that he will be supported by both singer/songwriter Victory and fellow jazzers Butcher Brown on the tour. While the supporting acts will only be performing certain US and Canada dates, Washington has already toured in Europe, South Korea, and Japan this year.

Washington is, as mentioned before, currently supporting his 2018 double album Heaven and Earth. It was released late last month, and we’ve loved it ever since. Appearing in addition to Washington himself will be Victory Boyd, who has also performed alongside the likes of renowned bandleader Jon Batiste and released her debut album The Broken Instrument in June 2018, as well as Butcher Brown based out of Virginia, who describe themselves as ‘garage punk jazz funk’. They’ve been consistently releasing music since 2012, including records such as All Purpose Music, Grown Folks, and Live from Vagabond.

ALL DATES CAN BE FOUND BELOW:

AUG 4 – Beatyard Festival – Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
AUG 5 – Wilderness Festival – Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
AUG 6 – Openluchttheater Caprera Bloemendaal – Bloemendaal, Netherlands
AUG 7 – Frankfurter Hof Mainz @ Zitadelle Mainz – Mainz, Germany
AUG 9 –  Jazz Middelheim – Antwerp, Belgium
AUG 10 – HAVEN – Copenhagen, Denmark
AUG 11 – Way Out West – Gothenburg, Sweden
AUG 12 – FLOW – Helsinki, Finland
AUG 16 – Muv Hall – Seoul, South Korea
AUG 18 – Summer Sonic – Tokyo, Japan
AUG 19 – Billboard Live (Early Show) – Tokyo, Japan
AUG 19 – Billboard Live (Late Show) – Tokyo, Japan
AUG 20 – Billboard Live (Early Show) – Tokyo, Japan
AUG 20 – Billboard Live (Late Show) – Tokyo, Japan
AUG 21 – Big Cat – Osaka-shi, Japan
AUG 31 – North Sea Jazz Curacao – Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
SEP 23 – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA, United States
SEP 25 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA, United States
SEP 29 – Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX, United States
SEP 30 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX, United States

OCT 17 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA, United States w/ Victory Boyd
OCT 18 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR, United States w/ Victory Boyd
OCT 19 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA, United States w/ Victory Boyd
OCT 20 – Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
OCT 21 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ, United States w/ Victory Boyd
OCT 22 – Meow Wolf  – Santa Fe, NM, United States w/ Victory Boyd
OCT 24 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT, United States w/ Victory Boyd
OCT 25 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO, United States w/ Victory Boyd
OCT 26 – Ogden Theater – Denver, CO, United States w/ Victory Boyd
OCT 27 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO, United States w/ Victory Boyd
OCT 29 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO, United States w/ Victory Boyd
OCT 31 – Englert Theater – Iowa City, IA, United States w/ Victory Boyd

NOV 2 – The Sylvee – Madison, WI, United States w/ Butcher Brown
NOV 3 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL, United States w/ Butcher Brown
NOV 5 – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts – Toronto, Canada w/ Butcher Brown
NOV 8 – Royale – Boston, MA, United States w/ Butcher Brown
NOV 9 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA, United States w/ Butcher Brown
NOV 10 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC, United States w/ Butcher Brown
NOV 14 – The National – Richmond, VA, United States w/ Butcher Brown
NOV 15 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC, United States w/ Butcher Brown
NOV 16 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN, United States w/ Butcher Brown
NOV 17 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA, United States w/ Butcher Brown

Did you enjoy Heaven and Earth? Are you excited to get your mind blown on this tour? More information can be found on the tour website. You can follow all acts involved on their respective Facebook pages (Kamasi Washington | Victory Boyd | Butcher Brown).

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