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The Very Best Announces U.S. Tour Dates In Support Of 'Makes A King'

Malawian-Swedish duo The Very Best announces U.S. tour dates in support of their new album, 'Makes A King.'


Malawian-Swedish duo The Very Best are fresh off the release of their third album, Makes A King (out now on Moshi Moshi Records). Now, the group comprised of Malawian-born singer Esau Mwamwaya and London-based producer Johan Hugo have announced a string of U.S. tour dates. They'll also be stopping by a few festivals, including Bonnaroo, Gentlemen of The Road, the Sierra Nevada Fest, and Brooklyn's Northside (where they'll be playing a free show at McCarren Park with Heems). According to Hugo, "This time we really wanted to make a record that could be played by a band...Something really organic, so there’s not as many electronic instruments on Makes A King."

For more from The Very Best, watch them perform a pair of tracks off Makes A King in Mafilika in Kumbali Village, Malawi, as well as the 8-bit video game visuals for "Let Go." See the full list of dates on their forthcoming U.S. tour below.

The Very Best U.S. Tour Dates

June 4 - Pritzker Pavilion At Millienium Park - Chicago, IL

June 5 - Gentlemen Of The Road - Seaside Heights, NJ

June 7 - TT The Bears - Cambridge, MA

June 9 - Underground Arts - Black Box - Philadelphia, PA

June 10 - Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC

June 11 - SOB's - New York, NY

June 12 - Northside Festival - Brooklyn, NY

June 14 - Bonnaroo Festival - Manchester, TN

June 16 - Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO

June 18 - Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN

June 19 - Gentlemen Of The Road - Waverly, IA

June 20 - Boulevardia - Kansas City, MO

June 21 - Sierra Nevada Fest - Boonville, CA

June 24 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA

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