Pa Salieu has announced he’ll head out on his first UK headline tour next year, kicking off in May.
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Beginning in Bristol on May 11 and ending in his hometown of Coventry on May 21, the rapper’s tour will include a stop at London’s Village Underground on May 18.
“I’m going on my first ever tour inshallah,” Salieu said, sharing the news on Twitter. “looking forward to seeing everyone!!!”
— PA SALIEU (@KING_SALIEU) November 30, 2020
News of the tour comes on the heels of the release of the British-Gambian rapper’s debut mixtape, ‘Send Them To Coventry’, which arrived on November 13.
In a four-star review, NME wrote: “‘Send Them To Coventry’ promises that Salieu is unbelievably gifted with a ceiling nowhere in sight. He carries the entire mixtape with his singular voice oscillating between conventional rap flows, dancehall toasts and ice-cold venomous lyrics.”
The tape includes the track ‘Energy’, featuring Mahalia. The song’s video, directed by Femi Ladi, sees Salieu rapping to camera in black-and-white while various interactions happen around him. As Mahalia steps in to deliver her verse halfway through, the video turns to colour.
See a full list of dates for Salieu’s 2021 UK tour below:
Tues 11 – Bristol, Thekla
Weds 12 – Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
Thurs 13 – Manchester, Gorilla
Fri 14 – Brighton, The Great Escape
Mon 17 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Tues 19 – London, Village Underground
Weds 19 – Birmingham, Institute 2
Fri 21 – Coventry, Kasbah
Tickets can be purchased via Live Nation here.