Petite Noir Announces U.S. Tour Dates

South African artist Petite Noir announces his U.S. tour dates, starting in March at Austin's SXSW festival and ending in NYC.

Petite Noir. Photo Credit: Travys Owen

Petite Noir has announced four American tour dates that will take place throughout the month of March. This marks the South African artist’s first string of shows in the U.S., which will begin at Austin’s SXSW festival before heading to the West Coast and capping off in New York City on March 26.

The singer is also sharing a taste of what to expect from his shows with the release of a new live clip of his love song “MDR,” filmed last year in London. Check out the video below and find the complete list of tour dates beneath.

Petite Noir’s Top Album of 2015 choice La Vie Est Belle/ Life Is Beautiful is available now.

Petite Noir U.S. Tour Dates

March 15 – March 19 , Austin, TX, SXSW (stay tuned for SXSW show announcements)

March 22, Los Angeles, CA, Echoplex

March 23, San Francisco, CA, Rickshaw Stop

March 26, New York, NY, Mercury Lounge

Update 2/24: Petite Noir has announced a second New York City date. He'll play Baby's All Right in Brooklyn on March 25. Tickets to the show are available here.


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The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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