Seek out a better experience, upgrade to a full membership! (Learn more)
 News Tour Dates 30/04/2019

"Stunning" (GQ) South African Breakout Star Nakhane Announces Debut North American Headlining Dates

"Stunning" (GQ) South African Breakout Star Nakhane Announces Debut North American Headlining Dates

Video news

Our news in your mail

* indicates required
News frequency *


New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Hear Nakhane Discuss ANOHNI Collaboration "New Brighton" on Song Exploder: https://songexploder.net/nakhane

Today, emerging South African art-pop star Nakhane announces his debut headlining US dates, including in LA at School Night on June 17, in NYC at Baby's All Right on June 20, and a performance at Toronto Pride on June 21. Nakhane will also be returning to New York in August for a special Summerstage performance at Marcus Garvey Park.

Learn more about Nakhane's incredible story - including coming out to his conservative Christian family, overcoming a stint of quasi-homelessness, and more - in a recent New York Times profile: https://nyti.ms/2tTKTxq

Earlier this year, Nakhane released his US debut album You Will Not Die (BMG), a "grand and stunning" (GQ) work produced with Bat For Lashes collaborator Ben Christophers that is "devastatingly sad, romantic, theatrical, and often autobiographical" (PAPER). The album was the subject of raves from The New York Times, NPR Music, The FADER and many more (see below). Additionally, Nakhane — already a household name in his home country — was just nominated for two South African Music Awards, including Male Artist Of The Year and Best Alternative Album.

Watch the video for Nakhane's ANOHNI collaboration "New Brighton": https://youtu.be/ehnk8hSnJ7c

And listen to him discuss the writing and recording of the song on Song Exploder: https://songexploder.net/nakhane

While his music has brought him major plaudits — including a UK TV performance on Later… With Jools Holland, a Q Awards nomination for Breakthrough Act, an appearance at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, and inclusion in British Vogue's list of Pop's Most Influential New Stars — as well as the attention of big-time fans like Madonna and Nile Rodgers, Nakhane is more than just a singer-songwriter and has been described by actor John Cameron Mitchell as "the most exciting new renaissance artist I've seen this century." Nakhane starred in acclaimed, Oscar-shortlisted South African movie Inxeba (The Wound), a role in which he won several awards, including The Best Actor in a Foreign Film Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. He's also published a debut novel called 'Piggy Boy's Blues.'

Tour Dates:
June 17 — Los Angeles, CA @ School Night
June 20 — Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
June 21 — Toronto, ON @ Toronto Pride
August 14 — New York, NY @ Summerstage Festival (Marcus Garvey Park)
Praise for Nakhane
"The songs on 'You Will Not Die' delve into both trauma and redemption. They ponder faith, pleasure, exile and belonging; they traverse hymns, neo-soul, South African pop and electronic dance music, and Nakhane's voice crests in a vibrant, androgynous falsetto." - The New York Times, 10 Artists to Watch in 2019

"Nakhane has created art which transcends typical pop fodder, addressing the intersection of queerness, blackness, and the eternal." - NPR Music

"One of music's most gifted and singular young creators. His ineffable art-pop is devastatingly sad, romantic, theatrical, and often autobiographical." - PAPER

"There's an irresistible boldness to the rising South African singer…an LGBTQ trailblazer with a startling voice, in more ways than one." - The Guardian

"A grand and stunning effort that touches down on queerness, desolation, and spirituality." - GQ

"Unlike anything you'll hear this year." - Q
"A visceral, soul-opening search for solace and self." - The Quietus
"Unforgettable" - The FADER // "Angelic" - Billboard // "Elegiac" - Stereogum // "Soul-Abiding" - HYPEBEAST

Follow Nakhane
https://nakhaneofficial.com/
https://www.facebook.com/nakhaneofficial/
https://twitter.com/nakhaneofficial
https://www.instagram.com/nakhaneofficial/






Most read news of the week
Marshmello, Tyga & Chris Brown Releases New Single And Video "Light It Up"
Taylor Swift Releases New Single And Music Video For 'ME!'
The Sweet Things Shares New Single "Almost Faded"
Toronto's Like Satellites Opens Up About Mental Health In Cathartic New Single "Catch My Breath"
Paul McCartney To Release 'Egypt Station II' On May 17, 2019
Alt-Noise Rock Band Yucca King Release 'Popcorn, But Also House Fire' Sophomore Album
The Black Keys Return With 9th Studio Album "Let's Rock," On June 28, 2019
Love Suicide Squad, 13 Going On 30 And Boogie Nights? You Might Love Rick Springfield's Orchestral Version Of 'Jessie's Girl'?
Sway Calloway, Sofia Reyes, Jaymes Vaughan To Host BBMAs Red Carpet Live
Dead By Wednesday Release New Self-Titled Album With New Video For Single "You & Die"; Announce U.S. Tour Dates With Flotsam & Jetsam
Vevo And Brynn Elliott Release Live Performances Of 'Internet You' And 'Tongue Tied'
The Dirt Film Is Number One
Lake Acacia Address Culture Of Silence Surrounding Mental Health On New Single 'Any Day Now'
Catfish & The Bottlemen Release New Album 'The Balance' Today
NYC's Legendary Rock Outfit Charlie Sub & Sound Dogs Deliver Dynamic Single "The Bronx Is Burning", Full Of 70's Inspiration




© 2001-2019
top40-charts.com (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0279281 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0070719718933105 secs
Top40-Charts.com
Members Area
Register or login with just your e-mail address

A validation link will be sent to your e-mail. The link will expire in 15'.


Support Top40-Charts.com (5$/year) We noticed you are using an Ad blocker! Please consider supporting our site. We provide free content for everyone and would love to only be funded by music lovers -> Find out how