FYF Fest 2016 - Day 1

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Two months ahead of the release of her long-awaited debut album, Kelela‘s announced dates for her forthcoming Take Me Apart tour. Shows kick off October 29 in San Francisco, taking her across North America and all the way to Europe. Pre-sales sold out in a matter of hours, but general sales start on Friday, August 18.

With the music video for “LMK” out in the open, Take Me Apart is rounding up to be the singer’s most intimate project to date. A recent interview with Pitchfork finds Kelela grappling with the writing process she went through while creating Take Me Apart, stressing “Black vulnerability” as a backdrop to her sound.

“I was mad at myself for not writing about [my experience as a Black woman], but I came to the conclusion that since I’m a black woman, nothing that I make could ever exist outside of that experience,” she shared. “The reality is that the way that I’m expressing myself on this record is coming from a place of vulnerability that is very much in the tradition of R&B. Black vulnerability is something I could never erase or take away, and what those classic R&B records have done is basically make people stop and think and feel compassion in a way that wasn’t happening before.”

If you missed the video for “LMK,” you can watch it here. Check out Take Me Apart tour dates below.

Kelela Take Me Apart Tour Dates:

09/02-03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made in America Festival

09/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

10/20 – Mexico City, MX @ Sala Corona

10/28-29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

10/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

10/30 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish

11/01 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

11/02 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos

11/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry

11/06 – Chicago, IL @ Promontory

11/07 – Detroit, MI @ El Club

11/09 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground

11/10 – Montreal, QC @ Belmont

11/11 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs

11/12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

11/13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

11/16 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

11/17 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

11/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

11/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa

11/21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs

11/27 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

11/29 – London, UK @ Heaven

12/01 – Paris, FR @ Gaite Lyrique

12/02 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix Club

12/07 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain

12/09 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Strand

12/11 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset

12/12 – Hamburg, DE @ Uubel & Gefahrlich

12/13 – Amsterdam, NL @ Tolhuistuin

01/13 – Melbourne, AU @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl

01/17 – Brisbane, AU @ Riverstage

01/20 – Sydney, AU @ The Domain