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Damon Albarn, Charli XCX And Others Plan Africa Express Train Tour

A wildly eclectic crew of musicians will hit the road together this September as part of the Africa Express Train Tour. According to its website, Africa Express is a collective of “new artists, vocalists, DJs and producers from Africa and the West” putting on “unrehearsed and unapologetic” shows.

The lineup for September includes Damon Albarn, Amadou and Mariam, Charli XCX, Fatoumata Diawara, Noisettes, Rokia Traoré, Kano, Baloji, Jupiter and Okwess International and Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club. The tour is set to include scheduled dates and spontaneous performances all around the UK. Take a look at the schedule and watch a documentary about the collective below. [P4K]

Africa Express Train Tour dates:

09.03 Middlesbrough, England: Town Hall
09.04 Glasgow, Scotland: The Arches
09.05 Manchester, England: The Ritz
09.06 Cardiff, Wales: Solus at Cardiff University
09.07 Bristol, England: The Big Top at Creative Common
09.08 London, England: Granary Square at King’s Cross  

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Amadou and Mariam
Charli XCX
Damon Albarn
Fatoumata Diawara
Jack Steadman
Jupiter and Okwess International
Rokia Traoré

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