There is no secret that some of the best music to grace speakers have come from other parts of the world.
From England to Australia, the world outside of America has produced an extraordinary amount of musical talent that has been rightfully celebrated. One country that doesn’t get the respect that it deserves is Scotland, which has just as much musical talent as its neighbor to the south.
The fertile lands of Scotland are home to a band called Young Fathers, who have cultivated a huge following in their native Scotland, and are finally starting to make headway here in America. The trio made up of Alloysious Massaquoi, Kays Bankole and ‘G’ Hastings came together in 2008 and began to work their way up the musical food chain, playing in nightclubs and other small-scale shows.
Their grinding paid off in a big way in 2014, when Young Fathers’ debut LP, Dead, became a huge hit in both Scotland and the UK. Another hit album, White Mean Are Black Men Too, was a Top 20 hit in Scotland, and, this year, the band scored their first American hit with the Cocoa Sugar LP.
Now that their overseas fanbase has been sewed up, it’s time for the band to conquer America, which they’ll do in the fall with a European/North American tour. Keep in mind that all dates and venues are subjected to change.
May 25 -- London, UK -- All Points East
May 26 -- Belfast, UK -- BBC Biggest Weekend Festival
June 15 & 16 -- The Eden Project (Sold Out)*
July 12 -- Madrid, Spain -- Mad Cool Festival 2018
July 14 -- Bilbao, Spain -- BBK Live 2018
July 25 -- Kiev, Ukraine -- Arch Of Diversity
July 27 -- Moscow, Russia -- Park Live Festival 2018
Aug. 30 -- Thornhill, Scotland -- Electric Fields, Drumlanrig Castle
Nov. 9 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Fonda Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Nov. 10 -- San Francisco, CA -- The Independent
Nov. 14 -- Portland, OR -- Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 16 -- Seattle, WA -- The Showbox (Click here for tickets)
Nov. 17 -- Vancouver, BC -- Venue
Nov. 19 -- Chicago, IL -- Bottom Lounge
Nov. 20 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Elsewhere
*w/ Massive Attack