TV on the Radio, Nels Cline Join Tinariwen on New Album


For those unfamiliar with the genre of music dubbed “Desert Blues,” look no further Malian Tuareg desert blues band Tinariwen. These African Toureg musicians are nomads of the Sahara desert who ride on horseback with Stratocasters and AK-47’s at their side. The band’s sound is driven by a distinct guitar style known as assouf among the Tuareg people, and in recent years this sound has garnered international attention.

On August 30, Tinariwen—a band at the forefront of this movement—will release its fifth studio album via Anti-Records. Recorded in a remote section of the South Eastern Algerian desert, Tassili is a return to the group’s acoustic guitar/un-amplified percussion roots. Nels Cline (Wilco), Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band horns also guest on select tracks. Tinariwen hits the road later this month on a tour that will take them through Europe and North America.

Check out the video “Tenere Taqqim Tossam” featuring Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio.

Read on for Tinariwen’s full list of tour dates. 

Tinariwen Tour Dates
June 26 Paris, France—Le Centquatre 104
June 28 Paris, France—Theatre des Bouffes du Nord
July 2 Comblain, Belgium—Comblain Jazz Festival
July 7 Chicago, IL—Lincoln Hall
July 8 Minneapolis, MN—Cedar Cultural Center
July 9-10 Winnepeg, Manitoba—Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 12 Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up
July 13 Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour
July 14 San Francisco, CA—Bimbo’s 365 Club
July 16 Seattle, WA—Neumos
July 17 Vancouver, British Columbia—Vancouver Folk Fest
July 20 New York, NY—Highline Ballroom
July 21 New York, NY—Grassroots Festival
July 23 Valence, France—Valence Festival
July 24 Meze, France—Festival de Thau
July 27 Budapest, Hungary—Zold Paron
July 29 Berlin, Germany—Haus der Kulturen der Welt
July 31 Niigata, Japan—Fuji Rock Festival
August 27 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil—Back to Black Festival
September 3 Birmingham, England—Moseley Folk Festival
September 4 Larmer Tree Gardens, England—End of the Road Festival
September 21 Paris, France—104
September 25 Ljubljana, Slovenia—Krizanke Amphitheater
September 26 Zagreb, Croatia—Aquarius Club
September 30 Los Angeles, CA—Ooh La La!
October 5 Magny-Le-Hongre, France—File 7
October 6 Cologne, Germany—Philharmonie
October 7 Blois, Franc—Halle Aux Grains
October 8 Begles, France—Rendez-vous des Terres Neuvese
October 9 Laval, France—6 Par 4
October 11 Lyon, France—Ninkasi Kao
October 12 Poitiers, France—Theatre Scene Nationale
October 13 Nanterre, France—Maison De La Musique
October 15 Zurich, Switzterland—Kaufleuten
October 16 Lausanne, Switzerland—Les Docks
October 18 Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso
October 19 Brussels, Belgium—Ancienne Belgique
October 20 Mannheim, Germany—Alte Feuerwache
October 21 Berlin, Germany—Kesselhaus
October 22 Warsaw, Poland—Palladium
October 23 Wroclaw, Poland—Eter Club
October 27 London, England—Roundhouse
November 18 Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club
December 4 Minehead, England—All Tomorrow’s Parties


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