MICHAEL KIWANUKA RELEASES NEW ALBUM “KIWANUKA”
LISTEN TO THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED THIRD ALBUM HERE
*ANNOUNCES LONDON ALEXANDRA PALACE SHOW FOR 2020*
Words on KIWANUKA…
“a career-defining masterpiece” ***** - Q Magazine
“Thoughtful, emotional, expertly crafted and often sublime” **** - Mojo
“KIWANUKA is structured in movements like a classical symphony” ********* – Uncut
“This is Michael Kiwanuka’s time…One of our most distinctive and thoughtful songwriters” –Album of the Week, Sunday Times Culture
“A heavy soul masterpiece” – The Observer
“a stunning cinematic-soul display” **** - DORK
“A work of stunning range and depth” ********* - Gigwise
“This is an exceptionally compelling, absorbing, rich, and genuinely human piece of work” ********** - The Line of Best Fit
Michael Kiwanuka’s third album, KIWANUKA, is out today through Polydor Records. It arrives to much critical acclaim as one of Britain’s most talented songwriters resets the bar once again.
Listen to KIWANUKA HERE.
Watch album track ‘Solid Ground’ performed stripped-back and live for Colors HERE
To coincide with the album’s release, Michael is incredibly excited to announce his biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace on the 27th November 2020. Tickets hit pre-sale from 9am on Wednesday 6th November and on general sale from 9am on Friday 8th November. Fans who purchase the new album via Michael’s official webstore will receive access to the pre-sale window to purchase tickets.
As previously announced, Michael will tour KIWANUKA across the UK in March. For full details, please see below.
KIWANUKA is the follow-up to Michael’s number 1 second album, Love & Hate, released back in July 2016 that resonated broadly both critically and in the public’s affections, netting the British musician his second Mercury Prize nomination and his second and third BRIT nominations too.
Recorded in New York, LA and London, Michael returned to the studio with Danger Mouse and Inflo, the same production team that combined so magnificently on Love & Hate, KIWANUKA finds a new assuredness in Michael’s writing, and takes the basic sonic blueprint of that last record to a dizzying new realm.
Watch the video to the debut single from the record, You Ain’t The Problem, HERE
Michael Kiwanuka Live (remaining tickets via THIS LINK):
23rd November – La Salle Pleyel, Paris SOLD OUT
24th November – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels SOLD OUT
26th November – AFAS Live, Amsterdam SOLD OUT
27th November – Essigfabrik, Cologne SOLD OUT
29th November – K.B Hallen, Copenhagen
30th November – Gota Lejon, Stockholm SOLD OUT
1st December – Sentrum Scene, Oslo SOLD OUT
3rd December – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin SOLD OUT
4th December – Batschkapp, Frankfurt
6th December – Stadthalle Halle F, Vienna
7th December – Fabrique Milano, Milan
*NEW* UK Headline Dates, 2020:
2nd March – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
3rd March – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
5th March - O2 Academy Brixton, London SOLD OUT
6th March – O2 Academy, Birmingham
7th March – O2 Apollo, Manchester SOLD OUT
9th March – Corn Exchange, Cambridge SOLD OUT
10th March – De Montford Hall, Leicester
12th March – O2 Academy, Leeds
13th March – O2 Academy, Newcastle
14th March – Barrowland, Glasgow SOLD OUT
27th November – Alexandra Palace, London NEW DATE