The tour will see the singer make 17 stops in a number of American and Canadian cities, including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, among others. Tickets are currently on sale here(link is external).
Released in August 2021, the five-track Water & Garri is the singer’s second EP after 2017’s Sugarcane. It was released by Universal Music South Africa and boasts the international hit ‘Somebody’s Son’ featuring American R&B star Brandy. Other guests on Water & Garri include fellow Nigerian R&B and Afro-fusion artists Tay Iwar and Rich King, Ghana’s Amaarae and veteran US rapper Nas.
“It’s crazy to believe but this is actually my first North American tour,” Savage said. “I’ve had so much love from my US fans so I’m super excited to come and play there.”
On the vision behind the EP, Tiwa Savage said: “I’m bringing people into my world. It’s a mixture of all the things I’ve picked up along the way – from my jazz background, loving gospel, R&B, soul, Afrobeat – but then also stepping into new territories and just experimenting with the alté kind of sound.”
Tiwa Savage is likely the most influential female Afrobeats artist today. The multiple award-winning star is behind three albums, namely Once Upon A Time, R.E.D and Celia.
Water & Garri tour dates
May 15 – New York, NY – Warsaw
May 20 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
May 22 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
May 25 – Seattle, WA – Nuemos
May 27 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
May 29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theater
May 31 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
June 2 – Dallas, TX – Echo Music Hall
June 3 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
June 5 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
June 9 – Chicago, IL – The Promontory
June 10 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
June 12 – Columbus, OH – King of Clubs
June 15 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
June 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Art
June 17 – Montreal, QC – The Corona Theatre
June 19 – Toronto, ON – Longboat Hall