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Burna Boy Announces 'The African Giant Returns Tour'

Catch the Nigerian star live across North America and Europe.

Burna Boy is going back on the road for a major headline tour.

'The African Giant Returns Tour' will kick off this August in Toronto and will see the Nigerian star playing live concerts across Canada, the United States, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

The new tour dates follow his live shows across the U.S. earlier this year, which saw him perform at Coachella and at the historic Apollo Theater in NYC.

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The buzzing Nigerian artist recently dropped another banger, "Anybody," a Rexxie-produced single in which he sends a message to the naysayers, reminding them that "respect is reciprocal," and that he has no time for enemies.

Burna Boy also recently earned a nomination for the 2019 BET Awards under the "Best International Act" category alongside, Mr Eazi, AKA, Aya Nakamura, Dosseh, Dave and Giggs.

For tickets and full info on 'The African Giant Returns Tour' head to On A Spaceship.

Photos: Burna Boy Brought His 'African Giant' Energy to NYC's Historic Apollo Theater

THE AFRICAN GIANT RETURNS TOUR 2019

AUGUST

9 - Toronto, ON - Rebel

11 - Montreal, QC - L'Olympia

16 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall

17 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

28 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues

29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

SEPTEMBER

4 - Denver, CO - Summit

8 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues

10 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre

13 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts

15 - Washington, DC - The Fillmore Silver Spring

20 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

OCTOBER

20 – Brussels - Palais 12

24 – Amsterdam - AFAS Live

NOVEMBER

3 – Wembley - The SSE Arena

6 – Manchester - Albert Hall

9 – Leicester - O2 Academy

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Photo: Lex Ash (@thelexash). Courtesy of Simi.

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