Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Announce Leeds Date

Legendary Afrobeat artist and Kuti family scion SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 has an upcoming US and European tour, manager Annie Ohayon of Knitting Factory Management announced recently. Seun and his Egypt 80 band kick off their tour in the UK on June 1 and are currently booked through September 23, at the new Format Festival in Bentonville, Arkansas, USA. They’re hitting stops at major festivals like Glastonbury and unique venues like the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix along the way—24 dates in all, with more European dates possible in October.

“I’m excited to return to touring after too long away,” Seun says. “My band Egypt 80 and I look forward to retaking the world stage, and hope as always that our music will help make the world a more generous, kinder and more livable place, not only to fans but to its underrepresented people.”

On tour, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will be performing songs from his catalogue and his most recent album Black Times. Seun has also been rehearsing and recording several new songs he expects to perform on tour.

They will perform at the Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds on June 1st 2022.