Michael Kiwanuka Announces London Alexandra Palace Show For 2020

Already attracting widespread acclaim, Kiwanuka’s self-titled third album is out now.

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Michael Kiwanuka has announced details of an additional London show next year. The fast-rising artists, whose self-titled third album is released today, will play at Alexandra Palace on 27 November 2020. Tickets for the event will go on sale at 9am on 8 November.

The Alexandra Palace show comes after Kiwanuka’s spring tour in 2020 which will see the ‘Love & Hate’ star perform dates in Southampton, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Manchester, Cambridge, Leicester, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow. The full list of dates are below.

Speaking about his upcoming album in a press release, Kiwanuka said his new LP is “more about feeling comfortable in who I am and asking what I want to say”.

“Like, how could I be bold and challenge myself and the listener? It is about self-acceptance in a more triumphant rather than melancholy way. It’s an album that explores what it means to be a human being today.”

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In a five star review of Kiwanuka, NME recently said: “By the album’s close, Kiwanuka is no longer questioning himself, his anxiety replaced with confidence. This album becomes even more emotive when you think that Kiwanuka was on the verge of giving up five years ago. It’s the sound of an artist examining the politics of prejudice that have led him to self-doubt and out of it again. It’s also the sound of an artist coming into his own through brave and dizzying experimentation. “Be free,” he sings on ‘Light’. It finally sounds like he is.”

Michael Kiwanuka plays the following UK dates in 2020:

2 March – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
3 March – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
5 March – O2 Academy Brixton, London
6 March – O2 Academy, Birmingham
7 March – O2 Apollo, Manchester
9 March – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
10 March – De Montford Hall, Leicester
12 March – O2 Academy, Leeds
13 March – O2 Academy, Newcastle
14 March – Barrowlands, Glasgow
27 November – Alexandra Palace, London.

Kiwanuka is out now and can be bought here.


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