Michael Kiwanuka has rescheduled his UK tour dates for later in the year after the remainder of his shows were previously postponed for health reasons. However, unlike the majority of recent live dates, which have been cancelled or postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Kiwanuka was forced to abandon his tour after being diagnosed with acute viral laryngitis earlier in the month.
Having now recovered from laryngitis, the singer has now advised that his spring shows in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Cambridge, London, Leicester and Leeds have been moved to August and September. All tickets for the original gigs remain valid for the rearranged performances.
“Pleased to announce rescheduled UK tour dates, original tickets remain valid,” Kiwanuka tweeted. “Hope you can make it. Thanks for being patient. Keep safe and well.”
Kiwanuka released his third album, KIWANUKA, on 25 October, which featured the singles, ‘You Ain’t The Problem’ and ‘Hero’. The highly-anticipated follow-up to his chart-topping and Mercury-nominated Love & Hate saw Kiwanuka reuniting with the production duo Danger Mouse and Inflo.
The 32-year-old is still due to play Green Man Festival 2020 as well as a massive show at London’s Alexandra Palace later this year. His previously confirmed concerts at Dublin’s Trinity College on 29 June and Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens on 11 August also remain unaffected. In Edinburgh, Kiwanuka will appear on a bill which also includes The 1975, Tom Jones and Lionel Richie.
Michael Kiwanuka plays the following 2020 tour dates:
29 June – Dublin Trinity College
11 August –Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens
31 August – Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
01 September – O2 Academy Newcastle
03 September – Manchester O2 Apollo
04 September – Cambridge Corn Exchange
05 September – O2 Academy Brixton
07 September –Leicester De Montfort Hall
08 September – O2 Academy Leeds
13 November – Brighton Centre
14 November – Blackpool Empress Ballroom|
18 November – Lille Laeronef (France)
19 November – Paris Zenith (France)
21 November – Plymouth Pavilions
22 November – Hull Bonus Arena
27 November – London Alexandra Palace.