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Stromae Announces African Tour Dates

Belgian-Rwandan pop artist Stromae has announced an 8-date African tour across Senegal, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, DRC, and more.


Belgian-born, Rwandan-rooted pop singer Stromae has announced that he'll be touring across Sub-Saharan Africa in May for his eight-date Tournée Africaine. Stromae's African tour dates will see him playing shows in Senegal, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, the Republic of Congo, DRC, Gabon, and Rwanda, the birthplace of his father. The concerts will take place in the middle of the pop artist's extensive European and North American tour (he just brought out Kanye West last night at his Coachella set). Revisit Stromae's recent social media addiction video for "Carmen" below and, for more, check out his Cesária Évora tribute video “Ave Cesaria”, Belgian world cup anthem “Ta Fête” and the second capsule collection of his clothing line MOSAERT. View Stromae's full African, European and North American tour dates listed underneath.

Update 6/16: Stromae has been forced to cancel concerts in Kinshasa and Kigali due to a "serious side effects from preventative anti-malaria treatment, which has necessitated immediate hospitalization and require medical supervision," a statement from the artist's camp reads. Additional cancelled tour dates include shows in the UK, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and the United States. See below for his updated tour dates.

Stromae North American & European Tour Dates

Apr 22 stade Renée Serge Nabajoth des Abymes Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe

Jul 05 Wireless Festival London, United Kingdom

Jul 08 Postepay Rock Roma, Italy

Jul 11 NOS Alive Festival Lisbon, Portugal

Jul 13 Moon & Stars Festival Locarno, Switzerland

Jul 14 Hydrogen Festival Padova, Italy

Jul 17 Benicassim Festival Benicasim, Spain

Jul 31 Lollapalooza Chicago 2015 Chicago, IL

Aug 02 Grant Park Chicago, IL

Sep 12 James L. Knight Center Miami, FL

Sep 14 The Buckhead Theater Atlanta, GA

Sep 16 Echostage Washington, DC

Sep 17 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA

Sep 18 House of Blues Boston, MA

Sep 22 Myth Minneapolis, MN

Sep 25 Royal Oak Music Theater Detroit, MI

Sep 26 Echo Beach Toronto, Canada

Sep 29 Bell Centre Montreal, Canada

Oct 01 Madison Square Garden New York, NY

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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