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Video: Nneka's European Tour Diary Series Parts 1-6


Touring is more than just playing a series of shows. It's a lifestyle unto itself, filled with long bus rides, early sound checks, and the chance to explore (albeit briefly) an array of incredible foreign cities. Here, Nneka gives us an inside look at her most recent European tour, in support of her latest album, Concrete Jungle. She filmed a series of short "tour diaries" along the way, offering us a peak at her adventures. Watch the full series, starting with PART 6 above, which includes a tour bus jam, a surprise Birthday highlight, and more. Watch PARTS 1, 2, 3, 4 + 5 after the jump. Tour dates below as well!

PART 1

PART 2

PART 3

PART 4

PART 5

NNEKA TOUR DATES:

8/3/2010  COLUMBIA, MD  MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILLION

8/4/2010  PHILADELPHA, PA  JOHNNY BRENDAS

8/8/2010  CHICAGO, IL  LOLLAPALOOZA

8/10/2010  TORONTO  EL MOCAMBO

8/12/2010  SEATTLE, WA  CROCODILE CAFE

8/13/2010  PORTLAND, OR  DOUG FIR LOUNGE

8/15/2010  SAN FRANCISCO, CA  OUTSIDE LANDS

8/16/2010  HOLLYWOOD, CA  TROUBADOUR

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