Sampha announces Alexandra Palace show

Sampha has announced 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.


Photo: Jesse Crankson

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.

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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.

Sampha tour

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

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