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