Sampha has followed up the release of his second album, Lahai, with the announcement of an Australia and New Zealand tour.
The acclaimed English singer-songwriter will now perform in Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne in february and March of next year, adding to his previously announced appearance at Perth Festival. While in New Zealand, Sampha will also head to Splore Festival (see full dates below).
In Melbourne, Sampha will bring his ‘Satellite Business’ residency to Margaret Court Arena. Previously unveiled in London and New York earlier this year, the special shows seen Sampha and his band perform in the centre of the room, offering fans a more intimate concert experience that left the audience “transfixed,” according to Pitchfork. In a rare occurrence this format will be brought to Margaret Court Arena for a unique in-the-round experience with the musician.
Tickets are already on sale for Perth Festival. Tickets to Sampha’s remaining tour dates go on sale to the general public on Thursday, November 2nd at 10am local time. The pre-sale begins on Wednesday, November 1st at 10am local time (sign up here).
Sampha is touring in support of new album Lahai, a 14-track collection that features contributions from Yaeji, Ibeyi, Yussef Dayes, and many more. It’s the much-anticipated follow-up to Sampha’s 2017 Mercury Prize-winning debut album, Process. Like its predecessor, Lahai defies easy categorisation, traversing jazz, soul, rap, jungle, dance, and many other genres and styles.
Sampha 2024 Australia & New Zealand Tour
Pre-sale begins Wednesday, November 1st (10am local time)
General sale begins Thursday, November 2nd (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland)
Tickets available via handsometours.com
Friday, February 23rd
Powerstation, Auckland, NZ
Saturday, February 24th
Spore Festival, Tapapakanga, NZ
Monday, February 26th
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday, February 27th
The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday, March 1st (Exclusive “Satellite Business’ In the Round Show)
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday, March 3rd
Supreme Court Gardens, Perth Festival, WA