M.I.A Announces North American Tour

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A little legal trouble courtesy of the National Football League is not stopping M.I.A at all.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the rapper will be heading out on a North American tour with ASAP Mob’s ASAP Ferg for a couple of the stops. The tour is officially set to begin on April 25th at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA even though ASAP Ferg will not be present at that stop nor the one after which will take place at Moogfest on Asheville, NC. This tour is in support of last year’s release, Matangi.

Though the tour starts next month, the Sri Lankan rapper has a pre-tour performance scheduled for Miami’s Ultra Music Festival which begins its three-day festivities later on today. Full tour dates for her tour can be seen below which also includes several music festivals.

M.I.A. TOUR DATES:

03/28 – Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
04/25 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater
04/26 – Asheville, NC @ Moogfest
04/27 – Washington, DC @ Echostage *
04/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ AE Stage *
04/30 – Detroit, MI @ Detroit Masonic Theater *
05/01 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater *
05/03 – Toronto, ON @ Younge-Dundas Square
05/04 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
05/05 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
05/06 – Portland, ME @ State Theater *
05/08 – Queens, NY @ Knockdown Center *
05/09 – Queens, NY @ Knockdown Center *
05/24 – Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/28 – Seinajoki, FL @ Provinssi Rock
06/30 – Arendal, NO @ Hove Festival
07/05 – Belfort, FR @ Les Eurorockeenes
07/11 – Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Splash Festival
07/12 – Liege, BE @ Les Ardentes
07/19 – London, UK @ Lovebox
07/20 – Valencia, ES @ Benicassim Festival

* = w/ ASAP Ferg

MIA Releases “Matangi” Mix

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For nearly a year, rumors of MIA’s upcoming new album have been just that rumors. Her last album, Maya, was a hit and many fans were wondering what would be the next step for the bird-flipping, non-conforming, outspoken star.

In interviews, MIA has said that this new album, Matangi, is more of a ‘screw you’ to all those people that burned her throughout the years, but at the same time was her “finding spirituality through the internet.”

Sunday morning, the rapper revealed at the Kenzo fashion show a new mix called “Matangi Mix for Kenzo” made specially for the Japanese designer’s show at Paris’ Fashion Week this past weekend. The track combines some of the Sri Lankan singers favorite musical ingredients including, South Asian melodies, Hindi-movie singing, twisted beats, and thumping bass.

You can listen to the entire mix right here and see how you feel about the new music.

The full Matangi album is due out on April 16, so if you like the little sneak-a-peek MIA gave us, don’t forget to go out and get it.