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Audio: LIRA Debuts With "Rise Again" + US Tour Dates


We are very proud to announce the upcoming North American debut of LIRA via her upcoming US Tour dates, July 24-29 & the release of the LIRA - EP (July 26th). These are but the first volley. A 14 song album, Feel Good - will be released on January 31, 2012. The title track will be the first single at radio. A superstar in her native South Africa, where her four (4) albums & one (1) DVD release have all sold platinum (or better) - it's very exciting to be a part of her team as she begins what will no doubt be a very successful career here too.

Listen to "Rise Again" off the LIRA EP right here:

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/04-Rise-Again.mp3|titles="Rise Again" - LIRA]

Download “Rise Again” (live) FREE until 7/18

Check out tour dates, and EP + album tracklistings after the jump.

US Tour Dates

July 24 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live

July 25 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head

July 26 New York, NY @ S.O.B.’s

July 27 media day in NYC

July 28 Washington, DC @ Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center

July 29 Los Angeles, CA @ Brookfield Concert Series

LIRA – EP, release date July 26th.

1. “Feel Good” (live)

2. “Rise Again” (live) FREE DOWNLOAD

3. “Dance of Life”

4. “Crush”

5. “Ngiyabonga

The full length 14 song album, Feel Good will be released January 31st (2012).

1. “Feel Good” (new mix)

2. “Rise Again”

3. “Typical”

4. “Ixesha”

5. “Call Me”

6. “Abba”

7. “Believer”

8. “Love To Love”

9. “With My Eyes”

10. “Valley Of Darkness”

11. “Phakade”

12. “Be My Friend”

13. “Stay In My Company”

14. “Soul In Mind”

 

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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