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Premiere: Young Fathers Redefine 'Pop Music' In New Clip Ahead Of Massive North America/UK Tour

Young Fathers redefine "pop music" in a new clip ahead of their massive North America/UK tour in support of 'White Men Are Black Men Too.'


Next Tuesday Young Fathers will release their sophomore album White Men Are Black Men Too, the follow-up to their Mercury Prize-winning debut LP Dead. That same week the Scottish/Liberian/Nigerian trio will also set out on a massive headlining tour through the U.S., Canada, the UK and a few places in between beginning April 9th in Boston. Ahead of the tour the group now share a preview of what to expect from their pop music revival. The clip, brilliantly narrated by their manager Tim London and partially shot while they were on tour in South Africa earlier this year, is an arty redefinition of what it means to make pop music in 2015. "Pop means something different where we're from," London says. "Where we're from, pop is the soundtrack to youth. It includes all the genres apart from the most obscure ambient music. Just about every genre has its pop songs." White Men Are Black Men Too is available for pre-order via Ninja Tune, Amazon, and iTunes. All ticket links for Young Fathers' upcoming tour can be found here. See the full list of dates and watch the premiere of their latest clip, an "advert" entitled BE HOT OR BE COLD, below.

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YOUNG FATHERS TOUR DATES

Apr 09 Boston, MA - Great Scott

Apr 10 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Apr 11 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle

Apr 12 Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel

Apr 14 Raleigh, NC - Kings

Apr 15 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell Stage)

Apr 16 New Orleans, LA - Republic

Apr 17 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds

Apr 18 Dallas, TX - Trees

Apr 19 Austin, TX - Parish

Apr 21 Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock

Apr 22 San Diego, CA - Casbah

Apr 24 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

Apr 25 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Apr 29 Portland, OR - Holocene

Apr 30 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

May 01 Victoria, BC - Distrikt

May 02 Seattle, WA - Neumos

May 05 Boise, ID - Neurolux

May 06 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

May 07 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

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

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