There is a reason why many say that NAO is bringing back the smooth sound of old-school soul.
Her harmonic vocals rank up there with another famous British soul legend, Sade. It’s a huge statement to be compared to such a titan of soul music, but it’s one that NAO (b. Neo Jessica Joshua) has earned in her time in the spotlight.
Born and raised in East London, NAO’s sound is classic soul mixed in with the electro-music that’s currently dominating the music landscape. She also adds in a touch of funk and R&B to her boiling pot of sound, and the end result to all of this was a spectacular debut, For All We Know, which went to number three on the Dance Album charts.
NAO’s latest LP will be released in October, Saturn, and to support the album, she will embark on the Saturn Tour, which will take her to cities all over the world to spread her unique and beautiful sound. Below are the North American dates and ticket information. Keep in mind that all dates and venues are subject to change:
Jan. 12 -- Vancouver, BC -- Vogue Theatre
Jan. 13 -- Seattle, WA -- The Showbox (Tickets)
Jan. 14 -- Portland, OR -- Wonder Ballroom (Tickets)
Jan. 16 -- San Francisco, CA -- The Warfield (Tickets)
Jan. 18 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Novo (Tickets)
Jan. 19 -- San Diego, CA -- The Observatory North Park
Jan. 20 -- Santa Ana, CA -- The Observatory Santa Ana
Jan. 22 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- Metro Music Hall
Jan. 23 -- Englewood, CO -- Gothic Theatre (Tickets)
Jan. 25 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Fine Line Music Cafe
Jan 26 -- Chicago, IL -- Concord Music Hall
Jan. 27 -- Detroit, MI -- Majestic Theater (Tickets)
Jan. 29 -- Toronto, ON -- Danforth Music Hall
Feb. 1 -- Boston, MA -- Royale (Tickets)
Feb. 2 -- New York, NY -- Terminal 5 (Tickets)
Feb. 4 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Union Transfer (Tickets)
Feb. 5 -- Silver Spring, MD -- The Fillmore Silver Spring
Feb. 7 -- Atlanta, GA -- Masquerade