Burna Boy performs at Coachella 2019
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Burna Boy Announces 2020 'Twice As Tall' World Tour
Nigerian Afro-fusion singer-songwriter Burna Boy has announced dates for his Twice As Tall world tour. The 30-date trek will take the African Giant to theaters and venues across the U.S. in the spring followed by a European run throughout the summer. The tour also includes multiple performances at major festivals like Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, Pa., Glastonbury and Wireless in the U.K., Lollapalooza Paris in France, Osheaga in Montreal, Canada, and more.
Burna Boy has kept super busy over the past 12 months. In 2019, he performed at Coachella and featured on Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift, the soundtrack album to the 2019 Lion King remake, which featured emerging African and Afrobeats artists. Last July, he released African Giant, his fourth album, which was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards last month.
"This is basically my way of showing you who I am and in the process helping you to listen and know who you are," Burna Boy said about African Giant in an interview with the Recording Academy last year. "My vision is just to… shine a light on a place and on people and a situation and everything that there hasn't been a light on for a long time."
With the critical and commercial success of African Giant, Burna Boy has become a leading figure in the rising Afrobeats scene, one of the most exciting international sounds pushing the globalization of pop.
Tickets for Burna Boy's Twice As Tall world tour are on sale now. For more information and for the full tour routing, visit his official website.