Michael Kiwanuka is very pleased to announce details of his stunning third album, Kiwanuka. It is the follow up to Michael’s number one album, Love & Hate, released back in July 2016 that resonated broadly both critically and in the public’s affections, netting the British musician his second Mercury Prize nomination and his second and third BRIT nominations too.

Recorded in New York, LA and London, Michael returned to the studio with Danger Mouse and Inflo, the same production team that combined so magnificently on Love & Hate, Kiwanuka finds a new assuredness in Michael’s writing, and takes the basic sonic blueprint of that last record to a dizzying new realm.

Where Love & Hate showcased Michael’s prowess with a guitar, Kiwanuka showcases an ear for musical adventure. Themes that resonated so loudly previously return here, namely Michael’s life-long confusion and questioning of his own identity, but also that of hope and of power. That Michael has spent the past year or two writing and nurturing the record, whilst also finding a newly discovered love for documenting his life behind a lens, lends itself to the suggestion of an artist putting a microscope on his own life.

Michael will take Kiwanuka out on the road next year with the first UK shows to take place in March.



Date Venue
Sun 1st O2 Academy Birmingham
Mon 2nd O2 Guildhall Southampton
Tue 3rd O2 Academy Bournemouth
Thu 5th O2 Academy Brixton
Fri 6th O2 Academy Brighton
Sat 7th O2 Apollo Manchester
Mon 9th Corn Exchange Cambridge
Tue 10th De Montford Hall Leicester
Thu 12th O2 Academy Leeds
Fri 13th O2 Academy Newcastle
Sat 14th Barrowlands Glasgow

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