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Sons of Kemet Will Tour North America in 2022

The British quartet is set to visit 12 cities next spring in support of its most recent album

Shabaka Hutchings in Impulse! hoodie
Shabaka Hutchings modeling a new Impulse! Records hoodie (photo courtesy of Impulse! Records)

The return of live jazz has very slowly begun. One more indication: Sons of Kemet, the London-based quartet led by saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, has announced a North American tour in the spring of 2022.

The band will perform in a dozen cities in the United States and Canada in support of their forthcoming Impulse! album Black to the Future, which was officially released today, May 14.

Tickets for the tour will also become available today at 10 AM local time, with presales on Wednesday, May 12, at 10 AM local.

The full schedule is below. Visit the Sons of Kemet official website for more information.

3/27/22 – Union Stage, Washington, DC
3/28/22 – Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
3/29/22 – Webster Hall, New York, NY
3/31/22 – The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
4/1/22 – Corona Theatre, Montreal, QC
4/2/22 – Mod Club, Toronto, ON
4/4/22 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
4/5/22 – Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN
4/7/22 – Imperial, Vancouver, BC
4/8/22 – Neumos, Seattle, WA
4/9/22 – Star Theatre, Portland, OR
4/11/22 – Independent, San Francisco, CA

Besides Hutchings, Sons of Kemet features tuba player Theon Cross and percussionists Edward Wakili-Hick and Tom Skinner. Black to the Future is the group’s fourth album, preceded by Your Queen Is a Reptile (2018), Lest We Forget What We Came Here to Do (2015), and Burn (2013).


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