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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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