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Bombino Kicks Off US Tour

  • Friday, May 24, 2013
    Bombino Kicks Off US Tour

    Tuareg guitarist, singer, and songwriter Omara "Bombino" Moctar kicks off the first US leg of his tour featuring music from his new album, Nomad, released last month on Nonesuch Records. The month-long tour begins with a set at the Sasquatch! Festival in Washington state this Saturday, followed by additional stops out West, down South, across the Midwest, and into the Northeast, including headline shows, supporting slots with Gogol Bordello, festival sets at Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, and Celebrate Brooklyn!, and more.

    Following several European summer festivals, Bombino and the band return to North America for the next leg of the tour in July. See below for all of the currently scheduled tour dates; for additional details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    In advance of Sunday's concert at the Star Theater in Portland, Bombino spoke with The Oregonian for a feature article available at oregonlive.com and with Willamette Week for an article at wweek.com

    Nomad, Bombino's Nonesuch debut album, was produced by The Black KeysDan Auerbach. NPR calls the pairing "inspired," noting that Bombino's "sound and style are alluring on a global scale." NPR says it's "a landmark in African rock music." The Los Angeles Times says "anyone who has ever appreciated a master player make magic on a Fender ... will find comfort in Bombino’s music." Rolling Stone says: "A perfect match of sound and soul, the set introduces a new guitar hero, and confirms Auerbach’s arrival as a roots-music producer to be reckoned with." The BBC calls it "utterly, utterly fantastic."

    To pick up a copy of Nomad, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

    BOMBINO ON TOUR

    May 25 Sasquatch! Festival Quincy, WA
    May 26 Star Theater Portland, OR
    May 28 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
    May 29 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO
    May 30 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
    Jun 1&2 Wakarusa Festival Ozark, AR
    Jun 4 Cain's Ballroom* Tulsa, OK
    Jun 5 Minglewood Hall* Memphis, TN
    Jun 7 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre* Indianapolis, IN
    Jun 8 Pabst Theater* Milwaukee, WI
    Jun 9 Martyr's Chicago, IL
    Jun 11 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
    Jun 12 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI
    Jun 14 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN
    Jun 16 Luminato Festival Toronto, ON
    Jun 18 9:30 Club Washington, DC
    Jun 21 Celebrate Brooklyn! Brooklyn, NY
    Jun 23 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Boonville, CA
          
    Jun 28 Festival les Musicaves Givry, FRANCE
    Jun 29 Solidays Festival Paris, FRANCE
    Jun 30 Catalpa Festival Auxerre, FRANCE
    Jul 2 Zeltival Karlsruhe, GERMANY
    Jul 4 Amsterdam Roots Festival Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
    Jul 5 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, DENMARK
    Jul 6 Cognac Blues Passion Cognac, FRANCE
    Jul 7 Metropolis Festival Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
         
    Jul 12 Winnipeg Folk Festival Winnipeg, MB
    Jul 14 Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY
    Jul 19 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park** Alpharetta, GA
    Jul 20 Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park** Cary, NC
    Jul 21 Green Rier Festival Greenfield, MA
    Jul 24 Mohegan Sun Arena** Uncasville, CT
    Jul 26&27 FloydFest Floyd, VA
    Jul 28 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
    Jul 30 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
    Aug 10 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival San Francisco, CA
         
    Aug 13 Stockholm Kulturfestival Stockholm, SWEDEN
    Aug 14 Paredes de Coura Festival Praia Fluvial do Taboão, PORTUGAL
    Aug 15 Pukkelpop Festival Hasselt, BELGIUM
    Aug 16 Lowlands Festival Biddinghuizen, NETHERLANDS
    Aug 17 Hem Till Byn Festival Västerby, SWEDEN
    Aug 18 Theaterspektakel Zurich, SWITZERLAND
    Sep 4 Jazz à la Villette Paris, FRANCE
    Sep 8 Into the Great Wide Open Festival Vlieland, NETHERLANDS
    Oct 24 Tavastia Helsinki, FINLAND
    Oct 25  Southbank Centre   London, UK
    Oct 27 Warick Arts Centre Warwick, UK
    Oct 30 The Grand Clitheroe, UK
    Nov 1 Band on the Wall Manchester, UK
    Nov 2 The Forum Barrow, UK
    Nov 3 Rupery Hall Hull, UK
    Nov 4 The Arc Stockton, UK
         
    Dec 6 Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall New York, NY
         

     * w/ Gogol Bordello
    ** w/ Robert Plant Presents The Sensational Space Shifters

on May 23, 2013 - 12:05pm
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Tuareg guitarist, singer, and songwriter Bombino kicks off the first US leg of his tour featuring music from his new album, Nomad. The month-long tour begins with a set at the Sasquatch! Festival in Washington on Saturday, followed by additional stops out West, down South, across the Midwest, and into the Northeast, including headline shows, supporting slots with Gogol Bordello, festival sets at Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, and Celebrate Brooklyn, and more. Bombino and the band return to North America for the next leg of the tour in July.

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Tuareg guitarist, singer, and songwriter Omara "Bombino" Moctar kicks off the first US leg of his tour featuring music from his new album, Nomad, released last month on Nonesuch Records. The month-long tour begins with a set at the Sasquatch! Festival in Washington state this Saturday, followed by additional stops out West, down South, across the Midwest, and into the Northeast, including headline shows, supporting slots with Gogol Bordello, festival sets at Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, and Celebrate Brooklyn!, and more.

Following several European summer festivals, Bombino and the band return to North America for the next leg of the tour in July. See below for all of the currently scheduled tour dates; for additional details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

In advance of Sunday's concert at the Star Theater in Portland, Bombino spoke with The Oregonian for a feature article available at oregonlive.com and with Willamette Week for an article at wweek.com

Nomad, Bombino's Nonesuch debut album, was produced by The Black KeysDan Auerbach. NPR calls the pairing "inspired," noting that Bombino's "sound and style are alluring on a global scale." NPR says it's "a landmark in African rock music." The Los Angeles Times says "anyone who has ever appreciated a master player make magic on a Fender ... will find comfort in Bombino’s music." Rolling Stone says: "A perfect match of sound and soul, the set introduces a new guitar hero, and confirms Auerbach’s arrival as a roots-music producer to be reckoned with." The BBC calls it "utterly, utterly fantastic."

To pick up a copy of Nomad, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

BOMBINO ON TOUR

May 25 Sasquatch! Festival Quincy, WA
May 26 Star Theater Portland, OR
May 28 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
May 29 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO
May 30 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
Jun 1&2 Wakarusa Festival Ozark, AR
Jun 4 Cain's Ballroom* Tulsa, OK
Jun 5 Minglewood Hall* Memphis, TN
Jun 7 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre* Indianapolis, IN
Jun 8 Pabst Theater* Milwaukee, WI
Jun 9 Martyr's Chicago, IL
Jun 11 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
Jun 12 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI
Jun 14 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN
Jun 16 Luminato Festival Toronto, ON
Jun 18 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Jun 21 Celebrate Brooklyn! Brooklyn, NY
Jun 23 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Boonville, CA
      
Jun 28 Festival les Musicaves Givry, FRANCE
Jun 29 Solidays Festival Paris, FRANCE
Jun 30 Catalpa Festival Auxerre, FRANCE
Jul 2 Zeltival Karlsruhe, GERMANY
Jul 4 Amsterdam Roots Festival Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Jul 5 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, DENMARK
Jul 6 Cognac Blues Passion Cognac, FRANCE
Jul 7 Metropolis Festival Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
     
Jul 12 Winnipeg Folk Festival Winnipeg, MB
Jul 14 Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY
Jul 19 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park** Alpharetta, GA
Jul 20 Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park** Cary, NC
Jul 21 Green Rier Festival Greenfield, MA
Jul 24 Mohegan Sun Arena** Uncasville, CT
Jul 26&27 FloydFest Floyd, VA
Jul 28 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
Jul 30 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
Aug 10 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival San Francisco, CA
     
Aug 13 Stockholm Kulturfestival Stockholm, SWEDEN
Aug 14 Paredes de Coura Festival Praia Fluvial do Taboão, PORTUGAL
Aug 15 Pukkelpop Festival Hasselt, BELGIUM
Aug 16 Lowlands Festival Biddinghuizen, NETHERLANDS
Aug 17 Hem Till Byn Festival Västerby, SWEDEN
Aug 18 Theaterspektakel Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Sep 4 Jazz à la Villette Paris, FRANCE
Sep 8 Into the Great Wide Open Festival Vlieland, NETHERLANDS
Oct 24 Tavastia Helsinki, FINLAND
Oct 25  Southbank Centre   London, UK
Oct 27 Warick Arts Centre Warwick, UK
Oct 30 The Grand Clitheroe, UK
Nov 1 Band on the Wall Manchester, UK
Nov 2 The Forum Barrow, UK
Nov 3 Rupery Hall Hull, UK
Nov 4 The Arc Stockton, UK
     
Dec 6 Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall New York, NY
     

 * w/ Gogol Bordello
** w/ Robert Plant Presents The Sensational Space Shifters

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Friday, May 24, 2013 - 10:00
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Bombino 2013 concert photo by Tom Leentjes

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