Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Tinariwen announce details of UK tour in October '09

Following performances at the Glastonbury Festival in late June and at London’s Roundhouse, Tinariwen have announced details of a UK tour in October.

The full list of dates are as follows:
16 Belfast Festival
17 Dublin Academy
18 Dublin Academy
20 Sheffield O2 Academy
21 Glasgow O2 ABC
23 Manchester Academy
24 Cardiff University
25 London Koko
28 Brighton Concorde
29 Bristol O2 Academy
30 Oxford O2 Academy
31 Coventry Warwick Arts Centre

Tinariwen released their fourth album, 'Imidiwan : Companions' through Independiente in late June.

The 13-track album, produced by Jean-Paul Romann, who had previously worked with Tinariwen on their debut album, 'The Radio Tisdas Sessions' in 2001, was recorded in Tessalit, the Malian dessert village home of band members Ibrahim Ag Alhabib & Hassan Ag Touhami.

Their debut album was a much-feted record that effortlessly crossed over to those with previous little interest in African music courtesy of its guitar licks, grimy desert sound, arcane rhythms and wild rebel iconography.

In the past eight years the band have continued their steady ascent playing over 700 concerts in Europe as well as releasing a further two albums, 'Amassakoul' in 2004 and 'Aman Iman' in 2007. Along the way they have picked up a number of awards (BBC Award for World Music in 2005 and the prestigious Praetorius Music Prize in Germany in 2008) and a raft of ‘legendary’ fans including the likes of Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, Brian Eno, Thom Yorke, TV on the Radio and Bono & the Edge.

www.tinariwen.com / www.myspace.com/tinariwen

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