Following sold-out European dates on Kendrick Lamar’s The DAMN. Tour earlier this year, multiple Grammy award-nominee and Mercury Prize winner James Blake announces his return to the U.S. with headlining North American dates. The tour will kick off in Atlanta on February 18, making stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada including Boston, Chicago, Toronto, and 2 nights in New York City, before wrapping in Los Angeles on March 16 (see full list of dates below). Artist presale will begin tomorrow, December 5, with local presale starting on Thursday, December 6, and tickets going on sale to the public Friday, December 7. All tickets will go on sale at 10am local time via http://www.jamesblakemusic.com/.
2018 has been a massive year for the producer, singer, and songwriter, who co-wrote “Element” on Kendrick Lamar’s platinum-selling DAMN., collaborated on the era-defining Black Panther soundtrack, and lent his powerful vocals to the first single from Travis Scott’s Astroworld, “Stop Trying To Be God.” Blake made his MTV Video Music Awards’ debut alongside Travis Scott performing the track, hosted a BBC Radio 1 residency, and continued to push himself forward sonically with his own new tracks “If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead” and “Don’t Miss It.” Blake has proven himself to be one of the most groundbreaking and experimental artists of his generation, and only time will tell what he has in store for 2019.
Blake quickly established himself as one of the world’s most talented and influential musicians with the release of his three critically-acclaimed albums, 2010’s James Blake, 2013’s Mercury Prize-winning Overgrown, and 2016’s The Colour in Anything. He’s gone on to win an Ivor Novello award for Best Contemporary Song for “Retrograde,” receive his first Grammy award nomination for Best New Artist, and has played to sold-out crowds on legendary stages from the Sydney Opera House and Radio City Music Hall to Glastonbury Festival. Blake has become one of the most sought out names in the music industry, contributing songs and production to Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Frank Ocean’s Blonde, and Jay-Z’s 4:44.
16 Ill Points Festival Miami
18 Tabernacle Atlanta
20 House of Blues Boston
21 The Anthem Washington d.C.
22 The Filmore Philadelphia
24 Terminal 5 new York
25 Terminal 5 new York
27 Sony Center for The Performing Arts Toronto
28 L’Olympia Montreal
02 Royal oak Music Theatre Detroit
03 Riviera Theatre Chicago
04 Palace Theatre St Paul
08 Roseland Theater Portland
09 Harbour Convention Centre Vancouver
10 Moore Theatre Seattle
12 Fox Theater Oakland
15 Fox Theater Pomona
16 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles