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Young Fathers Announce 2016 Tour Dates

Young Fathers are hitting the road again in 2016.

Young Fathers at Okayafrica's Central Park SummerStage event. (Photo: Alyssa Klein)


After putting out one of our favorite albums of last year and the year before that, Young Fathers are hitting the road once again in 2016. Currently, the Scottish-Liberian-Nigerian trio are supporting Massive Attack on their European tour. In March, they’ll head to the U.S. and Canada for a headlining North American spring tour, which includes a stop (well technically, two stops) at Coachella.

Check out the full list of dates below:

YOUNG FATHERS 2016 TOUR DATES

Jan 20 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre +

Jan 22 Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy Glasgow +

Jan 23 Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy Glasgow +

Jan 25 Leicester, UK - De Montfort Hall +

Jan 27 Leeds, UK - O2 Academy Leeds +

Jan 28 Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo Manchester +

Jan 30 Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy Birmingham +

Jan 31 Portsmouth, UK - Portsmouth Guildhall +

Feb 01 Brighton, UK - Brighton Dome +

Feb 03 London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton +

Feb 04 London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton +

Feb 05 London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton +

Feb 07 Copenhagen, Denmark - Tap1 +

Feb 09 Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal +

Feb 10 Brussels, Belgium - Palais 12 +

Feb 12 Milan, Italy - Fabrique +

Feb 14 Padua, Italy - Gran Teatro Geox +

Feb 16 Cologne, Germany - Palladium +

Feb 17 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom +

Feb 20 Vienna, Austria - Planet.Tt Bank Austria Halle Gasometer B +

Feb 25 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall +

Feb 26 Paris, France - Zénith De Paris +

Feb 27 Paris, France - Zénith De Paris +

Mar 17 Portland, OR - Holocene

Mar 18 Seattle, WA – Neumos, Crystal Ball Reading Room

Mar 19 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

Mar 22 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

Mar 23 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

Mar 25 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe

Mar 26 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge

Mar 27 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig

Mar 30 Toronto, ON, Canada - Horseshoe Tavern

Mar 31 Montreal, QC - Théâtre Fairmount

Apr 01 Allston, MA - Great Scott

Apr 02 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Apr 03 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel

Apr 06 Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5

Apr 17 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Apr 15 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine

Apr 24 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

May 28 Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Waters

+ Notes Tour Dates Supporting Massive Attack

For more on Young Fathers, read up on their excellent sophomore LP White Men Are Black Men Too and watch the group perform "Only Child" for OkayAcoustic and sit down with Okayafrica TV at SXSW 2014 below.

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