Batiste’s first-ever headlining tour will kick off February 16 at the Schnitzer in Portland, OR and visit intimate theaters across North America and Canada including stops at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA; The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA; The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN; Massey Hall in Toronto, ON; The Beacon Theatre in New York, NY; and ACL Live in Austin, TX. Artist presales begin Tuesday, November 14 at 10AM (local), with venue/local presales starting Wednesday, November 15 at 10AM (local). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 17 at 10AM (local). Visit Batiste’s official website for more information.
The tour announcement comes on the heels of Batiste’s six 2024 Grammy nominations, with five on behalf of World Music Radio, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year for “Worship” and “Song of the Year for “Butterfly.” Additionally, he earned nominations for Best Jazz Performance for “Movement 18’ (Heroes)” and Best American Roots Performance for “Butterfly” from the album, as well as a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for his collaboration with Lana Del Rey on her track “Candy Necklace.”
Batiste will make several appearances in support of the album in November including the world-famous Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade on November 23 and annual Root 100 Gala where he’ll be honored as the first “Voice and Vision” Award Recipient at the Apollo Theater on December 5.
World Music Radio invites the world to experience the marriage of hard-hitting pop songs to a rich tapestry of international sounds, with Batiste collaborating with a diverse range of global talents including Lil Wayne, Lana Del Rey, Kenny G, Fireboy DML, J.I.D, Camilo, NewJeans, and more.
The album received critical acclaim upon its release, with NPR describing it as “a sprawling exploration of what global music can sound like” and NME praising Batiste for “reinventing his sonic wheel.” The Associated Press celebrated the project as “a mesmerizing way to tune into Batiste’s eclectic and broad musicality,” while FLOOD Magazine lauded it for “coalescing disparate genres, generations, and value systems into a big-tent pop blockbuster.”
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