Chao Plots First U.S. Tour Since 2001
Eclectic artist Manu Chao will tour the United States this summer for the first time since 2001.Eclectic artist Manu Chao will tour the United States this summer for the first time since 2001. The six-date outing encompasses a previously announced visit to Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug. 5 and will also stop two days later at Brooklyn's Prospect Park as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn series.
Chao and his Radio Bemba Sound System most recently toured Latin America for the first time since 2000. And after remaining largely behind the boards on Amadou & Mariam's acclaimed 2005 album "Dimanche a Bamako," Chao is now at work on a new studio album, details of which have yet to be revealed.
The set will the long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Proxima Estacion: Esperanza,” which reached No. 6 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart and No. 10 on the Top World Albums tally.
Prior to the U.S. shows, Chao and company will hit the European festival circuit through a July 16 performance at Switzerland’s Gurtenfestival.
Here are Manu Chao’s tour dates:
July 28: Berkeley, Calif. (Greek Theatre)
July 30: San Diego (Bayside)
Aug. 1: Los Angeles (Shrine Auditorium)
Aug. 3: Denver (Fillmore)
Aug. 5: Chicago (Grant Park; Lollapalooza)
Aug. 7: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Prospect Park; Celebrate Brooklyn)