Sampha has unveiled his biggest headline show to date, with a newly announced gig at Alexandra Palace set for next year.
Fresh from the release of his critically acclaimed latest album Lahai, the singer, songwriter and producer has unveiled a fresh run of shows at the start of next year, which includes an Australia and New Zealand headline tour and the show at London’s storied Ally Pally venue on 26 April 2024.
Lahai was Sampha’s first record since 2017’s Mercury Prize-winning Process LP and marks a blissful sonic return with features including Yaeji, Léa Sen and Yussef Dayes.
Tickets for his show at the 10,000-capacity Alexandra Palace show will go on presale at 10am on Wednesday, 1st November, before general sale from Friday, 3 November – and can be purchased from the artist’s site.
News of the shows follows the success of Sampha’s ‘Satellite Business’ events, which have seen him perform in the likes of London, New York and Los Angeles, bringing out special guests from Kamasi Washington to Stormzy.
These shows have had the particularly unique setup of Sampha performing with his band in the centre of the room, offering improvisational material and alternate arrangements of the artist’s catalogue.
Whilst the forthcoming shows are not under the ‘Satellite Business’ banner, they no doubt bode well for a tight, well-crafted affair at the big shows, including at Ally Pally.
In our five-star review (yes, the full five stars) of Lahai, whynow wrote: “In 14 bursting tracks, Lahai cohesively scopes every emotion that goes into the messiness of human existence.
“Sampha communicates his awe for life, accepting the shadows cast through anxiety and grief, but relentlessly moving forward through nature, time and space to reach, as he terms it, “beyond-ness”.”
See the full dates for Sampha’s Lahai tour below.
October 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium *SOLD OUT*
October 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom *SOLD OUT
October 30 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
November 1 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
November 3 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
November 4 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *SOLD OUT
November 5 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *SOLD OUT
November 7 – New York City, NY – Webster Hall *SOLD OUT
November 8 – New York, NY – Webster Hall *SOLD OUT
November 9 – New York, NY – Webster Hall *SOLD OUT
November 11 – Washington D.C. – The Howard Theatre *SOLD OUT
November 12 – Washington D.C. – The Howard Theatre *SOLD OUT
November 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
November 15 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
December 4 – Berlin, DE – Theater Des Westens *SOLD OUT
December 5 – Amsterdam, NL – Royal Theatre Carré *SOLD OUT
December 7 – Paris, FR – Cirque d’Hiver *SOLD OUT
February 23 – Auckland, New Zealand – The Powerstation
February 26 – Sydney, Australia – The Hodern Pavillion
February 27 – Brisbane, Australia – The Tivoli
March 1 – Melbourne, Australia – Margaret Court Arena
April 26 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace