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Young Fathers Perform 'White Men Are Black Men Too' Songs Live On KEXP

Young Fathers perform "Nest," "Rain Or Shine," "Old Rock N Roll," and "Shame" off 'White Men Are Black Men Too' live on KEXP.


Currently on the road in North America for their first headlining tour, Young Fathers stopped by Seattle's KEXP for the second time to perform four songs off their sophomore album, White Men Are Black Men Too, including "Nest," "Rain Or Shine," "Old Rock N Roll," and "Shame." In April, the Scottish / Nigerian / Liberian trio released the follow-up to their Mercury Prize-winning debut album, DEAD. The 12-track LP was written and recorded on the road throughout their 2014 tour and finished at their Edinburgh studio. The group have a few North American dates left before they head back to the UK. In September they'll headline Malawi's Lake Of Stars. Watch the full KEXP session below. White Men Are Black Men Too is available now via Ninja Tune, Amazon, and iTunes. For more on Young Fathers, watch them speak with Okayafrica TV at SXSW 2014.

YOUNG FATHERS TOUR DATES

May 08 Lincoln, NE – Vega

May 09 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry

May 10 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

May 13 St. Louis, MO – Firebird

May 14 Nashville, TN – Exit In

May 16 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Fest

May 20 Glasgow, UK – Art School

May 21 Newcastle, UK – Riverside

May 22 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

May 23 Knockengorroch, UK – World Ceilidh Festival

May 25 Manchester, UK – Gorilla

May 26 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms

May 27 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach

May 28 London, UK – Koko

May 29 Brighton, UK – The Haunt

May 30 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms

Jun 01 Gloucester, UK – Guildhall

Jun 02 Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2

Jun 03 Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds

Jun 04 Stoke-On-Trent, UK – The Sugarmill

Jun 05 Norwich, UK – Norwich Arts Centre

Jun 06 Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy 2

Jun 07 Liverpool, UK – Kazimier

Jun 09 Edinburgh, UK – Central Hall

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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